Green (with) Envy

Green (with) Envy

Jul 11, 2007

(Welcome to Manuela, one of the finalists in our Blogger search. She's writing from Seattle. Comment away!)

For many, apartment living means no green space to call your own. If you're lucky you have south facing windows or a balcony to cultivate some greenery. With north facing windows, we get by with succulents. But with summer here and 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.


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