Community Garden

2022 Community Garden Plot Openings

If you are interested in gardening or helping the SJU community garden in 2022, we have openings available now on a first come first served basis. To apply, contact the garden committee at: https://stjohnunited.org/portfolio/community-garden/

Benefits of a Community Garden

The SJU Community Garden (55th & Greenwood) fosters urban agriculture which is beneficial to the environment, and to the health and wellbeing of community members. Our community garden strives to reduce the impact of food deserts and allow community members greater access to nutritious food that is optimal to live a healthy life.   

  •  Beautifies the landscape
  • Makes Fresh Vegetables & Produce Accessible
  •  Promotes Healthier Lifestyles
  •  Supports Greenspace for necessary Pollinators
  •  Builds Stronger Communities
  •  Opportunities for Learning
  • Relieves Stress and Improves Wellness

Social ties are another important benefit to the wellbeing of people in a community since they can bring positive health effects and community involvement. Community gardens allow for the creation of social ties and build a greater feeling of community. These connections help reduce crime, empower residents, and allow people to feel safe in their neighborhoods.

THE GOALS OF OUR ORGANIC GARDEN:

  • A source of organic food for the community and PNA (Phinney Neighborhood Association) hot meals program.
  • A peaceful place for reflection
  • Serve as a visible product of land stewardship and a healthier urban environment
  • Serve as a community learning place for sustainable urban agriculture and garden practices
  • Support pollinator habitat and corridors
  • Preserve community open space.

Where: SJU Community Garden, along Greenwood Avenue and adjacent to the parking lot.

When: Community Work parties are most second Saturdays, depending on the season.  All are welcome to join.

WANT TO GROW WITH US? We are growing our food oasis garden for the 2021 season and would love to grow with you! If you have an interest in gardening, urban agriculture, or growing fresh organic produce, here is how to sign up: 1. Review our 2022 SJU Community Garden Guidelines and Agreement 2. Identify your preferred plot from the SJU CG SITE PLAN (2021.12.01) or from the markers in the garden 3. Submit your signed agreement and plot request to our garden committee (you will receive directions on how to submit once you contact us using the form below). Once our garden committee contacts you to confirm your plot, you may send in your plot donation to:  St John United Lutheran Church, Attn: Garden, 5515 Phinney Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103.  Include a note that your payment is for a community garden plot. 4. To contact us, use the form below.

For more information about the SJU Community Garden, including applying for a plot, fill out this form and a member of the Garden Committee will contact you.

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