We use farms, gardens and kitchens as classrooms for hands-on education, teaching gardening, agriculture, nutrition and science to people of all ages.
Bradner Gardens Park
This garden is located in Seattle’s Mount Baker neighborhood. At this site, you’ll find creative raised beds, annual and perennial vegetables, a dry stream bed, a windmill, a P-Patch, a children’s garden, city fruit trees, drip irrigation, a rain catchment system and cistern, bee hives, a picnic area and covered gazebo, wheelchair accessible beds, as well as bathrooms and meeting rooms.
Good Shepherd Center
Our original learning garden in the Wallingford neighborhood of Seattle. You’ll find a solar greenhouse, cordon and espalier-style fruit trees, blue elderberry, persimmon, cane berries, drought tolerant plantings, annual vegetable beds showcasing the variety of crops that grow in our climate, worm bins, a green roof, a rain garden, and a 12-acre park and a farmer’s market.
Children’s Learning Garden
Located behind the Good Shepherd Center in Wallingford, this garden fascinates children with annual and perennial vegetables, a sensory garden, an animal trail and wildlife tunnel, giant kiwi vines, fruit trees, a container garden demonstration, worm bins, and compost area.
Explore our community learning garden in Kirkland! This Eastside garden emphasizes water and resource conservation strategies. Other features include an herb spiral, compost area, rain garden, rain water harvesting cistern, native plants, drip irrigation and extensive perennial edibles like fruit and nut trees.
Rainier Beach Urban Farm & Wetlands
This community farm in the Rainier Beach neighborhood is Seattle’s largest urban farm. Co-operated with the Friends of Rainier Beach Urban Farm & Wetlands, and owned by Seattle Parks and Recreation, the farm is home to annual and perennial vegetables, raised beds, native plants, greenhouses, giant blueberry bushes, wetlands, a nature trail and a large compost area.
Giving Grove Community Orchards
Our new partnership with the Giving Grove will help grow and sustain community orchards in the Seattle area. With their support, we are able to work with community partners to design and install fruit trees at community gardens, urban farms, schools and other locations. We also provide tools and ongoing support in pruning, harvesting, food preservation and more.