Let’s Walk and Talk Gardens – This Saturday

Join me this Saturday, July 12, for two garden events. In the morning, we’ll talk about getting the winter garden growing, and in the afternoon, we’ll walk to a couple of community gardens and explore other efforts old and new to transform our urban landscape.

City People’s Garden Store in Madison Valley is the site for my morning talk, “Start Now for Fall and Winter Vegetables,” which is part of our “Edible Year” series. It’s not too late to get things growing so you can eat from your garden nearly year-round. This free talk is 10-11 and includes a brief tour of the nursery to see what plants, tools and supplies they have to help you get growing.

Fall and Winter Seedlings

I’ll head to lower Queen Anne for a 1 p.m. walk sponsored by MOHAI in their Neighborhood History Tour series. I will lead a tour called P-Patch at 40: From Uptown to Belltown.  We’ll stroll from the UpGarden atop the Mercer Street parking garage to the Belltown P-Patch. We’ll consider the 40-year history of P-Patch along with exploring these gardens, one that is 2 years old and the other that is 20.

Belltown sign

Along the way, our tour will stop and review the many landscaping efforts (one on a ridiculously grandiose scale) that Seattle people have done over the city’s history to bend nature to our will. It’s a two-hour urban tour with a few surprises, some delightful stops and a wonderful urban ramble.

There is a small fee for this tour, which supports the Museum of History and Industry’s efforts to bring unique aspects of Seattle’s history to its residents.

Please pre-register for either event (or join me for both!) at the links above.


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