Seattle Department of Neighborhoods Newsletter

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Community gardeners growing a more sustainable future

Seattle’s P-Patch Gardens have served as community hubs for more than four decades. They have brought people together to grow food, explore cultures and customs, share ideas, and build supportive communities across the City. These communities have been invaluable in helping our City deal with the impacts of COVID-19. 

Thank you to the gardeners and grassroots organizers who are working with our P-Patch program to help feed our neighbors and build a movement for food justice!

Read more about these efforts on our blog.


City of Seattle Provides $2.1 Million to Rainier Beach Action Coalition to Purchase Land for Food Innovation Center: The Food Innovation Center is intended to create jobs and build on the many food cultures of Rainier Beach. The Center will support economic opportunity through new small food businesses, as well as education and workforce development for Seattle residents. (more)

Free Meals for Kids and Teens: Seattle children ages 1-18 years can enjoy free breakfasts, lunches, and snacks this summer through the Summer Food Service Program. (more)

Landmarks Preservation Board to Consider Nomination of Viewlands Elementary School and Kimball Elementary School: The public is invited to participate in the virtual meeting on August 5 and make comments regarding the nominations. (Viewlands) (Kimball)

Support for Seattle City Light Customers During These Challenging Times: As they support their customers negatively impacted by COVID-19, Seattle City Light wants to ensure everyone knows about all available resources. (more)

Learn About 15th Ave NE Paving Project at a Virtual Drop-In Session on July 29: Seattle Department of Transportation has completed design and is hosting an online drop-in session before construction begins this summer. They’ll share information about the project, the schedule, and the impacts of construction. (more)

Participate in the LGBTQ+2S Resilience Panel Discussion on 7/31: Age Friendly Seattle is hosting this second of two online panel presentations related to COVID and geared to people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, or two-spirit (LGBTQ+2S). (more)



Take the Reconnect West Seattle Survey: Live in West Seattle? Your voice is needed! Take Seattle Department of Transportation’s Reconnect West Seattle survey to prioritize projects that will help people safely bus, bike, walk, or take a water taxi. (more)

Share Your Input on Freeway Park Improvements: Washington State Convention Center is providing $10 million to help repair, restore, and enhance Freeway Park. You are invited to provide input on capital projects. (more)

Help Re-design Terry Pettus Park: Seattle Parks and Recreation invites you to provide input on four concept designs for Terry Pettus Park. Please register for the online Zoom meeting taking place July 29 at 4pm. (more)

Join the Online Open House for SR 522/NE 145th Stride Bus Rapid Transit Project: Sound Transit is hosting an online open house where members of the public can learn about design updates and share their thoughts on the project. (more)

Take the COVID-19 Community Preparedness Survey: Seattle Office of Emergency Management wants to learn more about impacts to our community in order to help people be more prepared in the future. (more)

City of Seattle Launches Online Community Conversations for 130/145th Station Area Planning: This process is an opportunity for the City and the community to come together and create a vision for the area surrounding Sound Transit's future light rail stations. (more)