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Urban Farmers

We are interested in learning from each other, sharing resources, and providing opportunities to share the bounty of what we grow in our neighborhood

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Comment by Aylee Welch on December 2, 2011 at 12:31pm

Hey Catrayl,

I bought 8 burlap bags at $2. each from Theo chocolate factory.  I could pack my Honda CR-V with them and I managed to fill my whole space 3 feet deep.  It would have been more gentle if  had a smaller car!

Comment by Catrayl Atkyn on December 1, 2011 at 8:27pm


I see them all over my neighborhood but I have NO way to get them onto our newly Sodbusted and FULLY sheet mulched yard!!

Anyone in the NE area, near Nathan Hale, with a truck willing to coordinate hauling leaves I rake (and bag if necessary)???

Best to call me 206-330-1345 or email directly,

Thank you, thank you, thank you.

P.S. Keith, we got some new pictures of the yard but I haven't figured out how to share them...if i don't get them up, feel free when you are in the neighborhood, drive by and check out the transformation.

P.S.S.Thanks to all on the last Sodbusting adventure!!

Comment by Christian Rusby on November 30, 2011 at 9:58pm

We plan to reserve a few spots for student learning but this will mostly be open to the public as a regular P-patch community garden.  I am guessing there will be roughly 60-70 plots available.  I will post planning meetings to this group but the best way to get involved is to email me at to be added to the P-patch contact list.  Thanks!



Comment by Susan Gregory on November 30, 2011 at 9:18pm

Will this be part of the City's P patch program, or only for students?

Comment by Jacqueline Higgins-Rosebrook on November 30, 2011 at 8:20pm

That's very encouraging news, Christian!  Thanks for sharing.

Comment by Christian Rusby on November 30, 2011 at 7:50pm


Great news!

The North Seattle Community College administration approved a 1/4 acre P-patch on campus.  The next step is a meeting THIS Friday with Rich MacDonald and Sandy Pernitz from the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods to help us figure out next steps. It would be great to identify a few clear tasks for those who would like to get involved. These tasks will likely include soil testing, developing a lease agreement, and starting to collect volunteer hour commitments so we can apply for a grant money in May. The meeting is in the campus Sustainability Office (1355B) from 10:30-12:00am. Hope you can make it. :-)


Christian Rusby
Sustainability Coordinator
North Seattle Community College

Comment by Susan Gregory on October 23, 2011 at 10:28am

Stay tuned for oak leaves from my neighbor- raking will be required, but there's a lot of them!


Comment by Aylee Welch on October 23, 2011 at 8:19am

I want your leaves!  Call me at 206 910-9766.  Thank you


Comment by Susan Gregory on July 17, 2011 at 9:36am
That's Sunday July 17 for the potluck
Comment by Susan Gregory on July 17, 2011 at 9:36am
Potluck tonight to plan Planet Home activities- 7308 23rd Ave NE 6:00 pm. Please bring your own dish and utensils, plus something to share. Hope to see you this evening!

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