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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 Brooke Richardson on May 25, 2012 at 3:25pm

I found this photo of clever raised beds.

Comment by Jessica Torvik Lee on May 15, 2012 at 9:06pm

Hale Horticulture Spring Plant Clearance Sale! Thursday, May 17 from 1 to 6 PM

Spread the word!  Our greenhouse is located north of Jane Addams K-8 School.  All veggie starts, hanging baskets, landscaping plants and herbs will be half price.  Plants are FREE to non-profit groups who support community or school gardens.  See the Hale website for more information:

Comment by Elise Koncsek on April 25, 2012 at 11:13pm

Compost for blood!

Jesse and I went on a trip to Belize. We had a great time! However, upon our return we discovered that Belize is on the blood donation restriction list. That means we can't donate blood for the next year. That's 12 units of blood the Puget Sound Blood Center will be missing out on! 
To help spur replacement, Jesse has 12 free bags of Cedar Grove compost waiting for the next 12 people who show that they recently donated blood (bandage and donor sheet or "I donated!" sticker.)
Come anytime during open hours to his work, Greenwood Hardware, at 7201 Greenwood Ave. N. in Greenwood/Phinney. 206-783-2900

Comment by Jessica Torvik Lee on April 22, 2012 at 3:30pm

This may be of interest to Urban Farmers Guild.  Please help us spread the word!

Nathan Hale Horticulture Spring Plant Sales

When:  Tues 5/8 from 1 to 6 PM, Wed 5/9 from 1 to 6 PM, Thurs 5/10 from 1 to 6 PM and Sat 5/12 from 11 AM to 3 PM.  NOTE—no plant sale on Friday 5/11.

Where:  Nathan Hale’s Greenhouse—located one block north of Jane Addams K-8 School.  From the intersection of Lake City Way and 110th Street NE, head east down the hill, then turn northbound onto 34th Avenue and take a left (westbound) onto our driveway.  Please park in our gravel parking area.

What:  We will be selling hanging baskets (fuchsias and mixed annuals), bedding plants, ornamental grasses, herbs, vegetable starts, and native trees and shrubs.  All plants are grown using sustainable methods by Nathan Hale students.  All proceeds benefit our Horticulture and School Garden Program.

Visit or contact teacher Jessica Torvik at for more information

Comment by Susan Helf on April 15, 2012 at 9:27pm

The Urban Farmers' Garden Mentor program group met at Sue & John's house on Thursday, April 12. Nine people attended, although many others had indicated interest but were unable to attend.


If you'd like to serve as a mentor or find an experienced urban farmer to consult with you, please contact me. I have the list of those who expressed interest in participating. My email address is

The group decided to have garden work parties on second and fourth Sundays, starting on Earth Day, April 22 at Carol's house. Her address is 4339 NE 58th St.

Joining a work party is a great way to meet people and to learn more about urban farming. Watch this space for information about upcoming work parties.



Comment by Emily Bishton on April 11, 2012 at 6:03pm

If you've got spring fever but need some help with sustainable gardening basics, there are FREE classes happening right in our neighborhood!

brought to you by Seattle Public Utilities and King Co. Hazardous Waste Management Program

Where:  University Unitarian Church, 6556 35th Ave NE

When & What:  Wednesday evenings from 7-9 PM

  • April 25: Soils & Composting/Food Gardening
  • May 2: Choosing the Right Plants/Natural Lawn Care
  • May 9: Natural Pest, Weed and Disease Control/Smart Watering

How: To register or for more information, go to

Cost: These classes are FREE

Primary presenter:  Emily Bishton, landscape professional and educator with many years of garden consultation, design, installation, and maintenance experience of food gardens and ornamental landscapes.

Also of note:  There will be raffle prizes and refreshments provided. There will be time to ask questions and meet your neighbors too!

Sponsored by:  Seattle Public Utilities

Funded by: The Local Hazardous Waste Management Program in King County

Questions: Call the Garden Hotline at 206-633-0224 or email

Comment by Aylee Welch on February 16, 2012 at 9:32am

Oops, I thought I just posted messages but they aren't showing up here. 

I am building a hedge out of hedge prunings and would be happy to come pick up your limbs and branches.  Also am looking for a wide variety of plants that may be overcrowding your garden.

Thanks Aylee 206 910-9766

Comment by Elise Koncsek on December 4, 2011 at 1:48pm

Local coffee roasters often give away their burlap bags. I got some for free from Vivace (cap hill - roaster is across the street from Value Village on 11th) and one of the shops on Greenwood (forget their name) was nice enough to just deliver a big stack to my house for free. Perhaps this was because I was getting them for a restoration project rather than my own house, but it's worth calling around.

Comment by Aylee Welch on December 2, 2011 at 12:59pm

BTW, I actually had 11 bags total cuz I already had some...

Comment by Ken Yu on December 2, 2011 at 12:47pm

FYI: Stoneway Hardware in Wallingford and Ballard & other stores in the area have burlap bags for 99¢. For larger quantities check out Facebook page says it's a non-profit org. 


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