The Salmon Center strives to deepen the connection between land, people, and salmon through restoration, education, and research. One of the ways we work toward this goal is maintaining a community garden to provide those interested in growing their own organic produce an affordable space to do so, as well as education on how negative human impact on salmon can be reduced with sustainable farming practices. Among a vast array of benefits to the environment, our USDA organic certification ensures that no harmful pesticides or fertilizers enter our groundwater, therefore keeping the streams healthy for both our salmon and ourselves.
Our P-Patch Program has grown significantly since it was established in 2014. Community members come together to manage and care for the garden cooperatively while producing healthy, locally-grown organic food. The plots are private 5′ x 12′ raised beds that are leased for a small annual fee with a 12 hour service requirement of volunteer work towards the communal spaces and in our community U-Pick Garden.
The plots are $25 per plot for the 2018 growing season and include access to compost material and water. We will be kicking off the growing season with a mandatory orientation and potluck May 15 from 5-6pm in the Salmon Center classroom.
Contact us today at 360-257-3575 x 131 to reserve your raised garden bed!
If you have questions, please contact Jo Beyer at americorps2@pnwsalmoncenter.