First started in 2012, this coming spring will be the 3rd year of this fairly new project, growing and feeding our community! Volunteer gardeners plant vegetable seeds, transplant the sprouts and provide the Ballard and Interbay P-Patch Giving Gardens with vegetable starts.
The P-Patch gardeners tend the starts and bring the plants to maturity and then distribute the harvested vegetables to Lettuce Link and the Ballard Food Bank. More than 5,000 sprouts were transferred from the Ballard Sprouts greenhouse to the P-Patches, resulting in thousands of pounds of produce donated to food banks, meal programs and shelters.
Volunteers can join in any part of the process: Planting seeds and tending sprouts in the Ballard Sprouts greenhouse, transporting vegetable starts to a P-Patch, helping with the harvest in the P-Patches, weighing and delivering the vegetables. No gardening experience necessary and all ages welcome!
Please contact Susan for more information or to volunteer.
Project Leader: Susan Peterson