Just Garden!

March 24…Bucket Brigade!

Sliding Scale Plant Sale and Buckets of Soil! Come and Get ’em

Suggested donation for bucket of soil with seeds and starts is $10. Other starts are pay what you can. All proceeds go to our garden build and education programs.  No one will be turned away for lack of funds. 


2018 Garden Build: 

Whitman Middle School has a new garden: Just Garden and the Whitman PTSA built two 4’x20′ beds in the school’s concrete-paved courtyard, and assembled ten collapsible picnic tables. We’ve set some strawberry plants in the beds, and will teach the students to plant the rest. 

The project came together quickly and with a tiny budget, thanks to great community support: Dunn Lumber gave us lumber and hardware. Sawdust Supply gave us a big discount on soil. Seattle Public Schools loaned tools, and Phinney Neighborhood Association’s Tool Library is, as always, ready to help. Ballard High students are starting some vegetables in their greenhouse; we’ll set them out as the weather warms.  Local carpenter Peter Weston deserves special mention: when we needed a power saw at 5:30 Friday, he came through, and we finished the sawing by 6:00

Just Garden’s dedication to growing food and growing community around food will be carried out by building relationships and setting dates for our 2018 garden builds. Your support is vital to growing Just Garden’s mission once again.

Building Gardens


Our Garden Build and Education programs have a proven model of success:

  • 77% of garden recipients report continued gardening after the first year;
  • 72% of gardeners report having enough abundance to give food away; 
  • 65% of gardeners say they have expanded their gardens beyond the 3 raised beds.
  • 1,550 volunteers tallied over 12,300 hours with Just Garden
  • over 3,000 people have eaten produce from a Just Garden since 2010.

Check back in January for a list of Internships and Volunteer opportunities.

Sign up to volunteer here.

Building Community

People used to gather to build everything. From barn raises to harvesting clams, from gathering berries to putting away winter’s provisions, these things were traditionally done in the context of togetherness. Just Garden continues in this tradition. Our garden builds brings people of all walks of life together for a common purpose. Four times a year we gather to build gardens and celebrate our community’s commitment to feed itself. Smaller gatherings occur to raise money, to thank our volunteers, to celebrate our gardeners.

One of our most successful community building programs are our Just Dinners. Just Garden comes to your home and facilitates a conversation on building a Just Food system, talks about Just Garden’s work in this movement and connects people you love to this good work. Follow this link to learn more about hosting a dinner.

Just Garden is fiscally sponsored by NICA nwcommunities.org