310 Maynard Ave. S.
Seattle, WA 98104
Started in 1975, the Danny Woo International District Community Garden sits along the portion of Interstate 5 that runs through Seattle. It’s not easily visible and if you don’t know it’s there, you could almost walk right by it. This community garden in Seattle’s Chinatown-International District is about 1.5 acres and has more than 85 gardening plots. It grows healthy foods such as figs, lettuce, chard, sunflowers and cherry trees, as well as various flowers including azaleas. It also features a children’s garden, an outdoor kitchen and its own own chicken coop where community members raise chickens.
15th Ave. S. and S. Dakota St.
Seattle, WA 98108
Founded in 2009, the Beacon Food Forest is a seven-acre community property that’s located near Jefferson Park, in the Beacon Hill neighborhood, and just a couple of miles away from downtown Seattle. This particular food forest features an upper level of nut and fruit trees, along with lower levels containing berry shrubs, and edible annuals and perennials. The majority of the fruits and vegetables harvested from the Beacon Food Forest are sold at local farmer’s markets around the Seattle area and include walnuts, cabbage, beets, carrots, kale, plums, cherries, apples, rhubarb and much more.
7110 62nd Ave. N.E.
Seattle, WA 98115
Situated on Sand Point Peninsula in Seattle, the Magnuson Community Garden features four acres of garden space that was designed as a multipurpose area for the entire community. The lush garden grows a number of delicious edibles including fruit trees, organic vegetables, tea leaves for fresh herbal teas and beautiful flowers and plants that work as pollinators and debug the garden. This community garden is for the whole family and also offers classes and camps to children ages 2 to 12.
P-Patch Community Gardens Program
700 5th Ave., Ste. 1700
Seattle, WA 98124
Seattle Department of Neighborhoods P-Patch Community Gardens is made up of more than 80 p-patch gardens in various Seattle neighborhoods. Some of the most popular p-patch gardens have been around the longest and include Cascade, Eastlake and the original garden at Picardo Farms, which the “P” in P-Patch is named after. Plot sizes for p-patch communities range in size between 100 to 400 feet, and you can grow whatever you desire when it comes to flowers, herbs, fruits and vegetables. Much of the produce cultivated from p-patch gardens is utilized by the individual growers, but some is sold at local independent grocery stores and farmers markets, as well.
Various locations in West Seattle
The Seattle Farm School offers community gardening plots in various locations around West Seattle. It is primarily for families and features its own children’s garden outside of the St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church. Seattle Farm School is dedicated to educating kids and their families in the growing of fresh produce so that everyone in the community is eating healthy and learning to enjoy the produce growing process. Much of the farm school’s produce, including various berries and other fruits, and vegetables like potatoes, carrots, squash and zucchini, goes to the community families that help maintain it, as well as to local food banks.