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Located a short distance off of NW 85th St and 25th NW, the Ballard P-patch is among the oldest in the Seattle Community Garden program. To learn more about us and our garden community, please make use of the menus above and links below, plus be sure to visit our blog, and be sure to Like us on Facebook. Happy gardening!

Art In The Garden

Art In The Garden is our major annual fundraiser.

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Recent Posts

Check here often for informative and timely blog entries from our garden community.

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Garden Activity Calendar

All the dates and times you need to find work parties, giving garden events, and more.

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Garden Meeting Updates

The Garden Leadership Team has been looking at their calendars for the summer, and would like to make the following adjustments to the schedule: All Garden Meetings for June, July, and August will be cancelled. We have traditionally not met during the summer months. We’ll begin to meet again as a group in September. Art in the Garden Meetings – […]

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Radish recipe ideas

I didn’t plant radishes this spring, but I bought some at the Ballard Farmer’s Market. As a kid, I approached radishes with caution: always crunchy, often sweet, but sometimes way too hot. Over the years, I’ve come to realize that a taco just isn’t a taco without some thinly sliced radish; and they’re great atop some crusty bread spread with a […]

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Edible Plant Sale This Weekend

The sale features over 60,000 organically or sustainably grown plants that are chosen by Seattle Tilth’s experts because they are well-adapted to thrive in our Pacific Northwest climate. Choose from the largest selection of organically grown edible veggies, herbs and flowers in the region. We’ll have Cedar Grove compost and potting soil, cloche kits, organic seeds and books, plus vendors […]

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New Welcome Sign

The following is courtesy the estimable Cindy Krueger The Ballard P Patch has a lovely new graphic addition to our garden. Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church, in collaboration with garden members and the city designed and produced this sign which was recently added to the welcome kiosk. In addition to the Gaelic garden blessing, it includes a mention of the role […]

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Black (Coffee) Magic

Some words on compost, from Roy! Ballard P-Patch has the best darn composting system in Seattle.  Credit goes to those folks who ask for grounds when they order their lattes.  Coffee byproducts mixed with leaves and straw plus your finely chopped up greens – that’s what makes our compost A1! For those interested, check out the following link describing lab […]

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Realignment Plotting

Hello again P-Patchers, At this year’s garden kickoff meeting, Shawn presented the current plans for re-shaping our garden. The slides (download via link below) present, in brief, the logic behind undertaking these changes, as well as what gardeners should do this season to ensure that plans stay on track. The realignment will affect all gardeners, so please stay informed, observe […]

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New Website Feature!

Howdy P-Patchers! A new garden season is nearly upon us, and that means more than just seed catalogues and turning covercrop. Today (March 15, 2014) is the annual garden kickoff meeting from 3-6pm at Our Redeemers Lutheran Church. Among the items on the agenda will be the introduction of new website features, including a mechanism for submitting your volunteer hours […]

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A Seed Library in Seattle

It’s happening! A group of Seattle-King County gardeners and seed savers have organized a seed library in Seattle! What’s a seed library? Melany Vorass Herrera, author of the The Front Yard Forager tells us that a seed library offers a simple means of preserving, diversifying and sharing seeds. When you’re ready to plant something new in your garden, borrow seeds […]

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One Day Until Art in the Garden….Meet Photographer Larry Snyder and Caitlin And Judith Dundon, Two of Our Featured Artisans

Fotoitaliana is the stock photography collection of Larry Snyder. Each image has a story, one he’s happy to share with anyone that will listen. Seattle artist Caitlin Dundon is known for her trademark handwritten script and colorful mixed media paintings. She is a professional calligrapher and instructor in both mixed media collage and pointed pen calligraphy. Dundon’s art has been […]

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Two Days Until Art in the Garden….Meet Debbie Abbott, One of Our Featured Artisans

Debbie Abbott’s Favour Design handbags come from a deep passion for working with fabrics, textures, and printed materials. Creating a handbag is a form of relaxation for Debbie, right up there with gardening!  Each of Debbie’s bags is individually hand cut, and carefully crafted, often using one of a kind specialty fabrics, buttons and trims. Come see Debbie and her unique handbags at […]

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