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ORGANIZATION: Cascade Patch Community Garden

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While we are trying to reduce releasing new CO2 into the atmosphere, we are actually sucking CO2 from the air and sequestering it in the soil.

Plants remove the CO2. But those plants then need to be composted and that compost needs to go into the soil. The composting needs to be done right.

We need volunteers to help us break down plant matter and baby it so we end up with rich soil. The soil is used to grow new plants and we continue the cycle.

Our work involves using a chipper/shredder to break down plant matter, then to fill up new compost bins properly. Then we need to care for them by aerating and watering them as appropriate until we nave rich new soil. You will find out what makes a healthy ecosystem and learn about soil chemistry.

We want people willing to come on a regular schedule once or twice a month. We will work as a team. It's good exercise, helps to reverse global warming, reduces the need to use petroleum-based fertilizers. The proper care of the soil reduces salmon-killing runoff.

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About Cascade Patch Community Garden

Location:

Thomas & Minor, Seattle, WA 98109, US

Mission Statement

We are one of 88 Community Gardens run by the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods. We have created an urban oasis in the middle of South Lake Union for individuals to produce healthy food, interact, build community and provide recreational opportunities.

Description

Each gardener leases a small plot from the city for their own use and puts in extra time to maintain the entire garden and community areas. If you are interested in your own plot search for Seattle P-Patch on the Internet.

We need additional volunteers to help maintain the food we raise for the food banks, and for the common areas. It's a quiet place to have lunch, or where some friends meet for tai chi, and an escape from concrete boxes nearby. Your help is needed to keep up this public garden, demonstrate good land use, prevent run-off, and provide habitat for native bees and songbirds.

Check out our monthly work parties as listed on the shed, or let us coordinate a day for your group.

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WHEN

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WHERE

Thomas & MinorCascade Community P-Patch & Common AcresSeattle, WA 98109

(47.62886,-122.3457)
 

SKILLS

  • Habitat Restoration
  • Environmental Education
  • Farming
  • Civil Engineering
  • Gardening
  • Carpentry

GOOD FOR

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REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18
  • We are looking at 3 hours for either once a month or every other week.
  • Able to have fun, willing to get dirty, responsible, enjoy spending time out doors, care about the environment, willing to dig and work a small chipper.

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