Community Garden P-Patch
Welcome to the city of Kent's Community Garden! We offer 44 plots, each approximately 20’ X 20’, tools, a composting bin, water hoses and bibs. There is a $45 per plot water fee for the entire season plus a $25 refundable deposit. A maximum of two plots per person is allowed. For the 2014 season, registration for returning community gardeners opened Wednesday, February 26. Registration for new gardeners opened Wednesday, March 12 for the remaining plots. All plots are now rented. The garden closes on Sunday, October 26 (gardeners should plan to close their plots by 2 p.m. to maintain their "good gardener" status).
Plots are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis and a waiting list is maintained. Once the garden opens, gardeners must show some activity in their plots within a reasonable period of time or risk losing their space, which is then offered to the first name on the wait list. Contact 253-856-5113 if you would like to be placed on the waiting list.
Please familiarize yourself with the Use Agreement, which all gardeners are asked to sign before they receive the gate code. An orientation for all registered gardeners was held on March 19, 6-7 p.m. at City Hall. If you missed it, click here. If you have questions or would like more information, please email Victoria Andrews.
To find out what is happening at the garden, please check out our Garden Announcements page. Here you will find updates, links, and more in-depth information about the Community Garden.
This garden is a special partnership between the city of Kent and the Kent Bishop’s Storehouse and Cannery. The land is on property owned by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and the city manages the P-Patch program. There is also a volunteer gardeners leadership group that is available for questions and concerns, especially helpful for new gardeners. To keep this program viable for both partners, we rely heavily on you, the gardener, to help maintain the property.
The garden is a great place to meet others who enjoy gardening, get out in the sun, exercise and save a bundle on produce and flowers!
A place for the family to go
The soil the Kent Valley yields great produce and the location offers lots of sun for your plants to thrive in.
Once you have registered and have your plot assignment, you will receive a booklet of Community Garden P-Patch Guidelines. Please read and familiarize yourself with them before you begin gardening.
Kent Food Bank
While selling produce and flowers grown at the community garden is not allowed, we encourage you to donate any extra produce you may have to the Kent Food Bank. Rarely does the Food Bank enjoy fresh produce, and we have an opportunity to help those less fortunate in our community. In addition, we ask that you register as a Community Gardener at the Food Bank. This way, we can track how much food the garden can produce for those in the community!
20' x 20' plots
Kent Food Bank. 515 W. Harrison St., Suite 107 Kent, WA 98032. (253) 520-3550.