Urban Gardening in Seattle<br />
WHERE TO GARDEN in Seattle<br /><ul><li>P-Patches
Balconies & Fire Escapes
Alley & Sidewalk Gardens
Parking Strip Gardens (now legal!)
Garden Sharing
Your Front & Back Yards
Adopt a Traffic Circle
Guerilla Gardening</li></li></ul><li>P-Patch Program<br />Seattle Department of Neighbors P-Patch Program - The City of Se...
Garden sharing<br /><ul><li>Urban Garden Share
http://www.urbangardenshare.org
Craig’s List
Talk to Your Neighbors and Friends!</li></li></ul><li>Adopt a Traffic Circle<br />http://www.seattle.gov/Transportation/tr...
Balcony & Fire Escape<br />
window<br />
10 Easy to grow veggies from seed<br />1.  Beans: pole beans, bush beans, soy beans, lima beans, soup beans, runner beans…...
10 Easy to grow veggies from seed<br />2.  Squash<br />
10 Easy to grow veggies from seed<br />3.  Lettuces and Mustards<br />
10 Easy to grow veggies from seed<br />4.  Beets<br />
10 Easy to grow veggies from seed<br />4.  Beets<br />
10 Easy to grow veggies from seed<br />5.  Kale<br />
10 Easy to grow veggies from seed<br />6.  Radishes<br />
10 Easy to grow veggies from seed<br />7. Tomatillos <br />(or ground cherries)<br />
10 Easy to grow veggies from seed<br />8. Broccoli<br />
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A presentation given by Melinda Briana Epler to Sustainable Capitol Hill for our March meeting.

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  1. 1. Urban Gardening in Seattle<br />
  2. 2. WHERE TO GARDEN in Seattle<br /><ul><li>P-Patches
  3. 3. Balconies & Fire Escapes
  4. 4. Alley & Sidewalk Gardens
  5. 5. Parking Strip Gardens (now legal!)
  6. 6. Garden Sharing
  7. 7. Your Front & Back Yards
  8. 8. Adopt a Traffic Circle
  9. 9. Guerilla Gardening</li></li></ul><li>P-Patch Program<br />Seattle Department of Neighbors P-Patch Program - The City of Seattle maintains 2,500 plots on 23 acres of land around Seattle.  There are currently three p-patches on the Hill, with a fourth on its way in 2009. If you have the time and the drive, there are ways to create your own p-patch! <br />http://www.cityofseattle.net/<br />neighborhoods/ppatch/<br />
  10. 10. Garden sharing<br /><ul><li>Urban Garden Share
  11. 11. http://www.urbangardenshare.org
  12. 12. Craig’s List
  13. 13. Talk to Your Neighbors and Friends!</li></li></ul><li>Adopt a Traffic Circle<br />http://www.seattle.gov/Transportation/trafficcircles.htm<br />
  14. 14. Balcony & Fire Escape<br />
  15. 15. window<br />
  16. 16. 10 Easy to grow veggies from seed<br />1. Beans: pole beans, bush beans, soy beans, lima beans, soup beans, runner beans… any beans.<br />
  17. 17. 10 Easy to grow veggies from seed<br />2. Squash<br />
  18. 18. 10 Easy to grow veggies from seed<br />3. Lettuces and Mustards<br />
  19. 19. 10 Easy to grow veggies from seed<br />4. Beets<br />
  20. 20. 10 Easy to grow veggies from seed<br />4. Beets<br />
  21. 21. 10 Easy to grow veggies from seed<br />5. Kale<br />
  22. 22. 10 Easy to grow veggies from seed<br />6. Radishes<br />
  23. 23. 10 Easy to grow veggies from seed<br />7. Tomatillos <br />(or ground cherries)<br />
  24. 24. 10 Easy to grow veggies from seed<br />8. Broccoli<br />
  25. 25. 10 Easy to grow veggies from seed<br />9. Peppers<br />
  26. 26. 10 Easy to grow veggies from seed<br />10. Potatoes<br />
  27. 27. 10 Easy to grow veggies from seed<br />Bonus: Garlic<br />
  28. 28. 10 Easy to grow veggies from seed<br />Bonus: <br />Sweet Potatoes<br />
  29. 29. 6 things to remember about gardening in pots<br />Pick the Deepest Pot Possible<br />Water Often (when dry)<br />Fertilize Regularly (organic fertilizer)<br />Choose Varieties Wisely – ones that don’t have big root systems or are smaller varieties<br />Be Consistent – in watering, in weeding, in paying attention to your plants’ needs<br />Don’t Listen to Everything You Hear or Read, and Have fun!<br />
  30. 30. Urban Gardening in Seattle<br /><ul><li>Seattle Tilth - Offers classes, workshops, demonstration gardens, a garden hotline, and plant sales in the spring and fall. http://www.seattletilth.org/
  31. 31. Seattle Free School- Offers free classes on gardening, cooking, repairing, and more. http://seattlefreeschool.googlepages.com/
  32. 32. Washington State University Extension:  King County Gardening Fact Sheets - Loads of information for local gardeners. http://www.king.wsu.edu/gardening/gardenfacts.htm
  33. 33. Green Seattle Partnership - A partnership with the City of Seattle and The Cascade Land Conservancy to combat invasive plants and restore native plants to Seattle parks and forest land.  http://www.greenseattle.org
  34. 34. One Green Generation - A local gardener offers a growing number of "Gardening 101" articles for the novice gardener. http://1greengeneration.com</li></li></ul><li>Where to buy supplies: LOCAL<br />Local Nurseries<br /><ul><li>City People's Garden Store: http://www.citypeoples.com/gardenstore/
  35. 35. Swansons Nursery: http://www.swansonsnursery.com/
  36. 36. Sky Nursery: http://www.skynursery.com/</li></ul>Local Seed Companies<br /><ul><li>Raintree Nursery http://www.raintreenursery.com/(great for fruits & unusual things)
  37. 37. Irish Eyes http://www.irisheyesgardenseeds.com
  38. 38. Nichols http://nicholsgardennursery.com/ (the writers of Bountiful Container)
  39. 39. Ed Hume Seeds http://www.humeseeds.com/
  40. 40. West Coast Seeds http://www.westcoastseeds.com/
  41. 41. Abundant Life http://abundantlifeseeds.com/
  42. 42. Territorial Seed Company http://territorialseed.com/</li></li></ul><li>Where to buy supplies: National<br /><ul><li>Seed Savers Exchange – beautiful photos, amazing resource, wonderful mission http://seedsavers.org/
  43. 43. Peaceful Valley Farm & Garden Supply – a great resource for organic seeds, as well as gardening supplies http://groworganic.com/
  44. 44. Bountiful Gardens – heirloom, untreated, open-pollinated, these back-to-landers have lovely seeds and supplies as well http://bountifulgardens.org/
  45. 45. Seeds of Change – my first love, these seeds are always predictably good and the catalog is beautiful http://www.seedsofchange.com/
  46. 46. One Green World – drool, drool, the fruit!  So many you’ve never heard of, so many you want to grow! http://onegreenworld.com/
  47. 47. Botanical Interests – very reliable, moving more into heirloom and organic http://www.botanicalinterests.com/
  48. 48. Renee’s Garden – a good standby, perusing their catalog is like stepping back in time http://www.reneesgarden.com/
  49. 49. The Pepper Gal – lots and lots and lots of peppers http://www.peppergal.com/
  50. 50. Tomatofest – hundreds and hundreds of organic, heirloom tomatoes, with a huge selection of cold-climate tomatoes to boot.  Great stuff. http://www.tomatofest.com/
  51. 51. The Cook’s Garden – expensive seeds, but the catalog is really beautiful and inspiring http://cooksgarden.com/
  52. 52. Forest Farm - a 500 page catalog of shrubs, trees, and vines. No kidding – 500 pages http://www.forestfarm.com/
  53. 53. Whatcom Seed Company – Rare and interesting seeds to experiment with http://seedrack.com/</li>
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