Welcome to the University Heights P-Patch Community Garden database. All the information you will find here is based on the experiences, tales, victories, and defeats of UH gardners.
Sun spotted on the 19th & 25th!
A new recipe! Kale chips (really! check it out!)
University Heights P-Patch is located in one of Seattle's most diverse urban areas, the University District. Our plots border University Way and just to the right of the entrance to the. Along with family and individual gardner's there are three elementary schools, The U District food bank, and Seattle Youth Garden Works that work plots.
The Patch's highlight is a unique rain water recycling system built by gardeners, the University of Washington Landscape Architect, Industrial Design, and Art students in 2002. These two large cisterns collect rain water that is then used by the gardner's throughout spring and early summer (or entire summers in some wet years) instead of using city water.
One of the purposes of this site is to capture the knowledge, media, and stories before they are lost. The other purpose is to create a reference center focused on the UH P-Patch's unique soil, climate, and visitors. If you cannot find the help you need contact me at earthlydiva at earthlink.net. If you would love to join us or get a patch in your neighborhood check out the