Help Plan the Picardo P-patch Expansion this Saturday

Important Meeting to Plan the Picardo P-patch Expansion this Saturday, October 15th, from 10AM – 12PM at the U Prep Commons. All are welcome.  More from the Department of Neighborhoods “Front Door” blog below: Come join fellow gardeners and neighbors this Saturday, October 15 from 10 to noon at U Prep Commons at U Prep School, next door to the P-Patch, to help plan the expansion!  Plans so far include re-plotting the south field paths and beds, installing a new irrigation system , extending and enhancing plantings on the south hillside, which will include native and edible plants as well as two Read More …

Gardening with Bees

Wedgwood has a thriving community of gardeners, which is only natural given Picardo P-Patch is the first community garden in Seattle (in fact, the ‘P’ in Seattle’s P-Patch is in part a nod to the Picardo family). A return to growing food for your own consumption or purchasing locally-grown food has led to the locavore movement. With this said, whether you’re growing food crops or beautiful flowing plants, pollination is a critical step and ultimately determines the success of your efforts. City Fruit, a local non-profit, is teaching a class on mason bees at the Phinney Neighborhood Association on January Read More …