Growing food in parking strips

Have you ever wondered about the rules for growing an edible garden in your parking / planting strip?

Seattle’s rules for gardening in the planting strip next to streets are described in the Seattle Department of Transportation’s (SDOT) CAM2305 Gardening in Planting Strips.

This page provides more information for residents who want to grow food in their parking strip. For questions, to request printed materials, or to learn more about this subject please call the Garden Hotline (206) 633-0224 or email help@gardenhotline.org.

If you’re looking for some ideas on what to put in your parking strip, check out “How to Farm Your Parking Strip“.

Note: in Seattle it’s a “parking strip” or “planting strip”, but elsewhere it’s known by many other names, among them … tree lawn, terrace, curb strip, beltway, verge, boulevard.  Whatever you call it, you may want to plant it!