Garden Educator Update

Thanks for all the fun, work, and learning in the Cascadia Garden!

Read all about the third graders’ spring garden experience below.

If you would like to continue gardening this summer, here are some fun possibilities:

  • Help at the Cascadia Garden during the summer!
  • Start a container or a small space garden. Radishes, tomatoes, and mint are all great plants to grow in a container. To learn more, check out some of these books available from the Seattle Public Library (the list also includes some of the books used during class and other fun garden-related books): SPL Garden Books
  • Visit or join a P-patch. The P-patch program consists of community gardens where Seattle residents can apply for a plot to garden. Some P-patches have spaces dedicated to a Children’s’ Garden. Read about the history of community gardening in Seattle: HistoryLink: P-patch Program (Seattle)
  • Visit a Seattle Learning Garden. The Tilth Alliance supports two Seattle gardens where kids can learn more about gardening. In Wallingford at Meridian Park you can visit the learning and children’s garden and Tilth Alliance’s office (located in the Good Shepard Center). The Wallingford Farmer’s Market is located at the park every Wednesday from 3-7pm, And in Rainer Beach, Tilth runs the Rainer Beach Learning Garden. On July 20th, visit the garden for Farm Fest, a celebration of urban farming and community.
  • Go to a local farm. The Tilth Alliance also provides a great directory of farms in the area and includes information about u-pick, farm tours, and children activities. Many of these local farms bring their freshly picked produce to Seattle Neighborhood Farmer’s Markets.
  • View the Seattle Public Library Summer of Learning video for 2019 that focuses on experiential learning in the outdoors supported by reading!

Happy summer and happy gardening!