Just Garden is a community supported garden education program. We exist because our community comes together to make sure all people have access to food and food education. Currently, we only have three hubs of operation areas, in and around: Rainier Beach/Rainier Valley, Crown Hill/Greenwood/Ballard, and Deer Park/Spokane. We plan to be a nexus for people working on food justice in King County and Spokane County. There are many ways and places to get your hands into the soil. Just Garden might not be your perfect match. Learn about other organizations working on food justice by area, below. And don’t forget about guerrilla gardening!
All of Seattle
P-Patch gardens https://www.seattle.gov/neighborhoods/programs-and-services/p-patch-community-gardening are the largest garden network in King County with 85 gardens, they must be doing something right. If you want your own plot, you can lease land at a P-Patch garden near you for an affordable price, through their website.
Black Star Farmers, (blackstarfarmers.org) planted the first basil at the Black Lives Memorial Garden (BLMG) at Cal Anderson Park, during the CHAZ/CHOP Black Lives Matter protests in June of 2020. The garden grew and grew and thrived with lots of community involvement, and it is thriving today. If you live on Capitol Hill and want to get involved, get in touch through their website.
Central District, South Lake Union, Rainier Valley, Squire Park/Atlantic/Leschi
Alley Cat Acres/The Common Acre (https://www.commonacre.org/alleycat-acres.html). JGP has been fan girling on Alley Cat Acres for a while, and is looking forward to building new gardens with them in the Rainier Valley, and surrounding areas. They have set open hours where you can volunteer in their gardens in the neighborhoods above.
Nurturing Roots https://www.facebook.com/NurturingRoots206/ has a garden where Beacon Hillites volunteer, eat fresh produce, and learn gardening. JGP is looking forward to working with Nurturing Roots to create new gardens, in and around Beacon Hill.
Crown Hill Community Garden https://www.facebook.com/Crown-Hill-Community-Garden-2214997282085742/ founded March of 2019, is a food bank/food forest garden. Community Garden and is the base garden for Just Garden Project. To volunteer message us through our facebook page, or show up on a Saturday between noon to 4pm. To graze, stop by any time.
JGP is working in Crown Hill, to turn 90th St. between Greenwood Ave and Holman Rd, into a Greenway/food forest. Seattle Greenways seattlegreenways.org take streets and turn them into parks, giving the streets to pedestrians of all physical abilities, bicyclists, children, skaters etc., and cars to drive slowly on, only if said cars have business on that particular part of street.
Yes Farm https://www.facebook.com/yesfarmofficial/ , is a two acre, educational farm run by the Black Farmer’s Collective, https://www.blackfarmerscollective.com/ get in touch through their website. We hope to work with Yes Farm if we ever start a hub near Yesler Terrace.
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Just Garden is fiscally sponsored by Urban Sparks.
If you want to save the 10% fiscal sponsor fee and don’t have matching through your company and don’t need the tax deduction please donate here:
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