Opportunities for Children and Youth

Step1: Make sure your youth organization meets plot priority requirements.

Your group must:

  • be an organization, community member, or school that services children and youth (ages up to 24) or has a youth component.
  • be willing to follow all P-Patch Rules and Code of Conduct

Step 2: Sign up for a garden

Make sure to note that you are a youth group and applying for priority.

Giving Garden

Often the Giving Garden plot (a plot dedicated to growing food for donation) is in need of assistance. Contact the local site leader and see if your group could assist on a regular basis or as a one-time experience.

Garden Tours

Each garden has a designated volunteer who offers tours. The tour could be followed by using the garden's common area to conduct an activity, such as planting container seedlings, worm/insect discovery, or garden scavenger hunt.

Hands-on Composting

The gardens use a variety of composting techniques. Check out the composting facilities to go along with your lesson plans. If there is a need for a worm composting container, your group could adopt that project with the permission of the garden's site leaders.

Volunteer in Communal Spaces

Connect with the P-Patch's site leaders to help with small projects on-site which could range from painting a mural on a shed, weeding, planting in communal areas, or harvesting.


Jenifer Chao, Director
Address: 600 4th Avenue, 4th Floor, Seattle, WA , 98104
Mailing Address: PO Box 94649, Seattle, WA, 98124-4649
Phone: (206) 684-0464
Fax: (206) 233-5142

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