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Growing Seattle Urban Farms: Applications Now Available

Seattle Farms is a pilot project to use land owned by the City of Seattle for commercial food production. This pilot project is part of Seattle’s Food Action Plan. The goals of Seattle Farms are to address the need for more opportunities to grow and sell food in the city… [ Keep reading ]

Healthy food for all – Seattle’s Food Action Plan

Seattle is well known for its food scene. Fresh, local food never seems far away. But in some Seattle neighborhoods healthy food choices aren’t as easy to come by. And one in five children in King County does not always having enough to eat. The city of Seattle, through the… [ Keep reading ]

Gardening and Tree Questions? Get help!

Gardening is fun, but it has its share of puzzles! The City of Seattle has a lot of resources to help you keep your yard a healthy green place that benefits you, your community and the environment. First up, our good friends, trees. They need some special attention now and… [ Keep reading ]

Get your veggies (in the garden) –Tilth’s Edible Plant sale and more!

This weekend is going to be sunny and warm, it’s perfect timing for getting your veggie plants in the ground. You can pick up an amazing variety of plants, including over 50 kinds of tomatoes and 20 peppers at the Seattle Tilth’s Summer Garden  Edible Plant Sale going on this… [ Keep reading ]

Growing Urban Agriculture Opportunities in 2013

 Great news for urban farmers and community gardeners! Mayor McGinn announced December 18 the creation of additional space for growing food in the city. Approximately 185 P-Patch community garden plots will be developed or made available, along with 14,500 square feet of land dedicated to large tract gardening. Funding is… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Food Action Plan Released

To mark Food Day (October 24th)—a nationwide celebration and movement toward more healthy, affordable and sustainable food—the City of Seattle released the Seattle Food Action Plan at an event held at Stockbox Grocers in South Park.  The Action Plan outlines actions the City will pursue over the next 3-5 years to… [ Keep reading ]

Eat Healthy Without Breaking the Bank

With some food prices likely to go up next year as a result of this summer’s drought, now is a good time to start thinking about how to stretch your food dollar but still provide your family with healthy, nutritious food. The Environmental Working Group (EWG) just released a new… [ Keep reading ]

New rooftop P-Patch opens at Seattle Center

Community 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… [ Keep reading ]

Our City, Our Food, Our Future: Listening sessions on food in our community

This year, OSE is tasked with creating a food action agenda that will improve people’s ability to eat, grow and sell healthy food in Seattle. To that end, OSE – along with the Mayor and City Council – is hosting 3 listening sessions in March to hear from the community… [ Keep reading ]

City’s First Rooftop P-Patch Community Garden

Community members are invited to participate in designing a P-Patch community garden on the roof of the Mercer Garage at Seattle Center.  In partnership with neighborhood volunteers and Seattle Center, Seattle Department of Neighborhoods is developing a new P-Patch community garden on top of the Mercer Garage at 3rd Avenue N… [ Keep reading ]