Help the Ballard P-Patch cross the finish line!

The Ballard P-Patch is holding it’s first ever 5K Virtual Fun Run event the weekend of Sept 25-27th!  

You can run, walk, hop, skip, jump … heck, even paddle board if you like! September 26th happens to be the National Family Health & Fitness Day for 2020.  We’d like to use this opportunity to spread the word and encourage Ballard P-Patch supporters to utilize their favorite outdoor routes, green spaces, gardens and neighborhoods, to get outside and keep it moving! It is a great way to support healthy activities along with your local Ballard P-Patch, enjoy some family fun, and get in a little exercise while maintaining a safe social distance.

Please mark your calendars for the weekend of SEPT 25-27th, and pick a time and place that works best for you to participate in our Virtual 5k.  We have a suggested route on the registration site, but you are welcome to ‘walk your walk / run your run’ in any way that works for you. 

Registration is now open!  Please register HERE.  We have some fun merchandise available for purchase on the registration site as well.  Thank you for helping to ‘Give the Gnome a Home’.

About the P-Patch fundraising efforts:
We are thrilled to let you know that we were able to obtain a two-year bridge loan from a great community partner, Verity Credit Union. This loan allowed us to meet our contractual obligation to Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church, providing the full purchase price of $1.95M.  On August 31, 2020 the title transferred to land conservancy & non-profit GROW.  This loan gives us the breathing room we need to finish fundraising, and for the public grants we’ve been awarded to be paid out.  Obtaining this loan was a key element in our strategic plan to purchase the garden. The pandemic sure threw a few bumps in our ability to obtain this loan, and we are very grateful to Verity for seeing the value in preserving the garden & taking a chance on us.  We are certainly  NOT DONE with this campaign –  an additional $300,000 is needed to close the gap between identified funding and the total capital needs.