(Welcome to Manuela, one of the finalists in our Blogger search. She's writing from Seattle. Comment away!)
Caprese on the brain, we want a little garden more than ever. We recently became savvy to Seattle’s P-Patch Program, in which public property is split into (organic) gardening plots for community use. Community gardens create a more livable urban environment, and provide viable gardening options for apartment dwellers.
The term P-Patch is specific to Seattle – The “P” comes from the Picardo’s family farm, which contributed to the original P-Patch. However, a little Googling turned up similar programs in other cities, such as Portland and San Francisco. Depending on where you live and how far you’re willing to travel, you might spend a little time on a waiting list. For our top three choices, the wait is 2-3 years. If only we had gotten savvy a little sooner. -manuela