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New rooftop P-Patch opens at Seattle Center

Upgarden building in progressCommunity volunteers, along with Mayor Mike McGinn and Councilmembers Sally Bagshaw and Jean Godden, celebrated the opening of the first rooftop P-Patch community garden at a ceremony June 2 on the roof of a city parking garage. Seattle Department of Neighborhoods and Seattle Center staff joined the festivities on the top level of the Mercer Garage at Seattle Center. Named the UpGarden P-Patch Community Garden by neighborhood volunteers, this P-Patch is the country’s first large-scale rooftop community garden and the first municipal rooftop community garden fully accessible to the public.

“I, like many, began this journey just wanting a plot for growing some vegetables. I did not realize the extent of what was required to bring a P-Patch to life in such a short time,” said Craig Moore, coordinator of the core group of volunteers. “The process has brought me closer to a group of neighbors that I now share a sense of pride and ownership in our creation.”

Read more on the Mayor’s media webpage.