Martha Goodlett
P-Patch Program develops and manages community gardens in four Seattle Housing Authority (SHA) communities. These communities include High Point, New Holly, Rainer Vista and Yesler Terrace. Plots in these gardens are available for residents of High Point, New Holly, Rainer Vista and Yesler Terrace. The majority of the gardeners are immigrants from Southeast Asia and East Africa. There are a total of 10 community gardens on SHA property with 120 families involved

The project was begun in 1995 to address a need by SHA to provide safe garden sites for residents and to help build a community among the residents. In the first year, seven community gardens were developed. During 1996 and 1997 the project added two income-generating gardens, continued to build new community gardens, and worked with gardeners to develop leadership among the gardeners to help manage and operate the gardens. The program is funded by the City of Seattle, Seattle Housing Authority and the P-Patch Trust.

Contact Martha Goodlett

Cultivating Communities
Coordinator, Seattle Dept of Neighborhoods
700 3rd Avenue
Seattle, Washington  98104
Phone: 206-684-0264


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