Just Garden Returns

Saturday, December 2nd, from 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

@ Southside Commons (3518 S. Edmunds St., Seattle, WA 98118),

Just Garden begins again with a focus on re-building a grass-roots foundation. Join a community gathering and celebration of six years of wonderful work and many more to come. Bring your check book, some friends and a dish to share. Wheat free, vegan soup, bread, and children’s activities will be provided.

Please see https://justgarden.brownpapertickets.com/ for tickets.


Just Garden will celebrate a new beginning of building subsidized food gardens for low-income families in their homes and community centers.

Just Garden’s mission is to “build a just food system and a culture of gardening for all people.” From 2010-2016, 1,550 volunteers tallied over 12,300 hours with Just Garden–building over 300 subsidized food gardens for low income families in their homes and community centers. These gardens feed hundreds of people every year.  Put on hiatus due to budget restraints, Just Garden spent half of 2016 and all of 2017 in hibernation mode.

The program, which has a proven model of success found that 77% of garden recipients report continued gardening after the first year; 72% of gardeners report having enough abundance to give food away; and 65% of gardeners say they have expanded their gardens beyond the 3 raised beds.

Just Garden is fiscally sponsored by NICA nwcommunities.org.


About Us

Just Garden is independent of Seattle Tilth

We are now fiscally sponsored by NICA. As we get the project going again, please connect through the Facebook page for more information on how to donate and get on the mailing list.  NWCommunities.org

Building a just food system and a culture of gardening for all people

Since 2010 the Just Garden Project has built over 300 gardens—feeding thousands of people fresh, local, organic food.

The JGP builds subsidized food gardens for low income families in their homes and community centers. Located in King County Washington, we are in our seventh year building a just food system and culture of gardening for all people. We believe and prove that our health and hunger issues are related. Our community-based solutions support self-sufficient and empowered individuals working toward ending hunger and increasing health in our community in positive ways.

Value of a Garden
In one year, a JGP garden can produce upwards of $650 worth of organic fruits and vegetables! With 1 in 7 Americans on food stamps, these gardens offer a community solution to a nationwide issue. They offer hope and real sustenance for people struggling to make ends meet.

Get Involved Now
Interview Gardeners
Host a JGP Intro Event

Where your donation goes
Donations employ our two staff members, support community celebrations and purchase supplies, seeds and education materials.

“We’ve been struggling a lot here to keep things afloat otherwise but the garden has provided an incredible source of delight and food as well as sanity keeper for both of us.”-2012 gardener



Raised Beds

We build gardens for qualifying families in their homes as well as at community centers.

Back Yard Garden Application

We build 1-3 raised beds and provide soil, seeds, starts, a growing guide, and access to gardening classes and workshops.

We offer extended education courses and more to help you get the most out of your gardening experience. Check out the site and let us know if you have any questions.

Now Accepting Applications for 2018 Build Season

Back Yard Garden Application

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers are the heartbeat of Just Garden. From building gardens, to helping out behind the scenes, the work begins and ends at the grass roots of people power. All of our gardens have been built by volunteers and our programs couldn’t exist without you! Thank you so much for wanting to give your time and energy to help build a more vibrant and sustainable food system.

If you are interested in volunteering with Just Garden, or on getting information about our volunteer opportunities, please Fill out our volunteer form here.

Current Volunteer Opportunities

Help Coordinate Our Re-Launch!
Saturday, December 2 nd from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm in the Columbia City Neighborhood

We need volunteers to help with the following:

Before the event:
Event Organizing
Materials Creation
Food Procurement and preparation
Potluck coordination
Child activity center
Power Point/video creation

At the event:
Child activity center
Gardener testimonial
Donation card collecting
Table staffing

To Volunteer:

If you are interested in volunteering at a Just Garden Project event, please fill out our volunteer form here

We will have garden build opportunities in the new year (2018). Please, fill out the volunteer form to be contacted regarding these opportunities.