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A presentation given by Melinda Briana Epler to Sustainable Capitol Hill for our March meeting.

A presentation given by Melinda Briana Epler to Sustainable Capitol Hill for our March meeting.

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  • 1. Urban Gardening in Seattle
  • 2. WHERE TO GARDEN in Seattle
    • P-Patches
    • 3. Balconies & Fire Escapes
    • 4. Alley & Sidewalk Gardens
    • 5. Parking Strip Gardens (now legal!)
    • 6. Garden Sharing
    • 7. Your Front & Back Yards
    • 8. Adopt a Traffic Circle
    • 9. Guerilla Gardening
  • P-Patch Program
    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!
    http://www.cityofseattle.net/
    neighborhoods/ppatch/
  • 10. Garden sharing
    • Urban Garden Share
    • 11. http://www.urbangardenshare.org
    • 12. Craig’s List
    • 13. Talk to Your Neighbors and Friends!
  • Adopt a Traffic Circle
    http://www.seattle.gov/Transportation/trafficcircles.htm
  • 14. Balcony & Fire Escape
  • 15. window
  • 16. 10 Easy to grow veggies from seed
    1. Beans: pole beans, bush beans, soy beans, lima beans, soup beans, runner beans… any beans.
  • 17. 10 Easy to grow veggies from seed
    2. Squash
  • 18. 10 Easy to grow veggies from seed
    3. Lettuces and Mustards
  • 19. 10 Easy to grow veggies from seed
    4. Beets
  • 20. 10 Easy to grow veggies from seed
    4. Beets
  • 21. 10 Easy to grow veggies from seed
    5. Kale
  • 22. 10 Easy to grow veggies from seed
    6. Radishes
  • 23. 10 Easy to grow veggies from seed
    7. Tomatillos
    (or ground cherries)
  • 24. 10 Easy to grow veggies from seed
    8. Broccoli
  • 25. 10 Easy to grow veggies from seed
    9. Peppers
  • 26. 10 Easy to grow veggies from seed
    10. Potatoes
  • 27. 10 Easy to grow veggies from seed
    Bonus: Garlic
  • 28. 10 Easy to grow veggies from seed
    Bonus:
    Sweet Potatoes
  • 29. 6 things to remember about gardening in pots
    Pick the Deepest Pot Possible
    Water Often (when dry)
    Fertilize Regularly (organic fertilizer)
    Choose Varieties Wisely – ones that don’t have big root systems or are smaller varieties
    Be Consistent – in watering, in weeding, in paying attention to your plants’ needs
    Don’t Listen to Everything You Hear or Read, and Have fun!
  • 30. Urban Gardening in Seattle
    • Seattle Tilth - Offers classes, workshops, demonstration gardens, a garden hotline, and plant sales in the spring and fall. http://www.seattletilth.org/
    • 31. Seattle Free School- Offers free classes on gardening, cooking, repairing, and more. http://seattlefreeschool.googlepages.com/
    • 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. 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. One Green Generation - A local gardener offers a growing number of "Gardening 101" articles for the novice gardener. http://1greengeneration.com
  • Where to buy supplies: LOCAL
    Local Nurseries
    • City People's Garden Store: http://www.citypeoples.com/gardenstore/
    • 35. Swansons Nursery: http://www.swansonsnursery.com/
    • 36. Sky Nursery: http://www.skynursery.com/
    Local Seed Companies
    • Raintree Nursery http://www.raintreenursery.com/(great for fruits & unusual things)
    • 37. Irish Eyes http://www.irisheyesgardenseeds.com
    • 38. Nichols http://nicholsgardennursery.com/ (the writers of Bountiful Container)
    • 39. Ed Hume Seeds http://www.humeseeds.com/
    • 40. West Coast Seeds http://www.westcoastseeds.com/
    • 41. Abundant Life http://abundantlifeseeds.com/
    • 42. Territorial Seed Company http://territorialseed.com/
  • Where to buy supplies: National
    • Seed Savers Exchange – beautiful photos, amazing resource, wonderful mission http://seedsavers.org/
    • 43. Peaceful Valley Farm & Garden Supply – a great resource for organic seeds, as well as gardening supplies http://groworganic.com/
    • 44. Bountiful Gardens – heirloom, untreated, open-pollinated, these back-to-landers have lovely seeds and supplies as well http://bountifulgardens.org/
    • 45. Seeds of Change – my first love, these seeds are always predictably good and the catalog is beautiful http://www.seedsofchange.com/
    • 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. Botanical Interests – very reliable, moving more into heirloom and organic http://www.botanicalinterests.com/
    • 48. Renee’s Garden – a good standby, perusing their catalog is like stepping back in time http://www.reneesgarden.com/
    • 49. The Pepper Gal – lots and lots and lots of peppers http://www.peppergal.com/
    • 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. The Cook’s Garden – expensive seeds, but the catalog is really beautiful and inspiring http://cooksgarden.com/
    • 52. Forest Farm - a 500 page catalog of shrubs, trees, and vines. No kidding – 500 pages http://www.forestfarm.com/
    • 53. Whatcom Seed Company – Rare and interesting seeds to experiment with http://seedrack.com/

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