Last week to volunteer and have it count toward Eastlake P-Patch plot assignment

UPDATE: This post has been changed since it was first published. The time for today’s work party has been changed.

If you’ve been wanting a garden space in the Eastlake P-Patch, this week’s two work parties are your last chance to volunteer your time and have it count toward getting a plot this year.

Rebecca Partington says there will be two work parties on the P-Patch expansion this week: 1-4 p.m. TODAY, Wednesday, March 30, and 10 a.m.- 2p.m. on Saturday, April 2. Bring your own gloves and water. The more hours you work, the more likely you will be to get a plot.

Plot assignments will be determined by Sandy Pernitz, the city’s Community Garden Coordinator, and announced on April 9.

Rebecca says that even if you’ve worked a lot of hours, you may still want to show up for this week’s work parties. The additional hours might push you farther up the list and give you more control over which plot you get.

There will be more work parties after this week, Rebecca says, and hours worked will accrue toward eventually being awarded a plot in coming years. The Eastlake P-Patch is scenic but, even after the addition of more plots, still not very big. The waiting list to get a space can be five years long. The more you volunteer, the better your chance of getting a plot sooner.

If you’d like more information about the expansion project or about volunteering, contact Rebecca and Bryan Partington at or (206) 601-3453.

See our previous post for more information about the expansion project.