How to Sign Up

Step 1: Learn About the Interest List

Since all P-Patches have a wait time, you will want to become familiar with How the P-Patch Interest List Works. Please note that P-Patches are available to Seattle residents only (limited exceptions may apply).  

Step 2: Identify Your Preferred Gardens

You are allowed to be on two garden interest lists at a time. We encourage you to choose P-Patches close to where you live in order to enhance community building opportunities and allow you to visit the garden often.

To find P-Patch gardens near you, visit the P-Patch Map. You can visit the P-Patch List to learn more about specific gardens. Find a garden with accessible raised beds

Step 3: Sign Up

To sign up for your chosen gardens' interest lists, you can either:

Register for the P-Patch interest list


Call (206) 684-0264, press 1, and provide your name, address, zip code, phone, email, and top two garden choices in order of preference. Also share whether you belong to one of these groups that are underserved by the program: 

  • Black or African American 
  • Indigenous/Native 
  • Latinx or Hispanic 
  • Households making 30% or below Seattle area median income*
  • Immigrants or refugees 
  • People who need to garden in an accessible raised bed (accessible gardens)
  • Organizations that serve seniors or children and youth (up to age 24) 

*Use the table below to determine if your household makes 30% or below Seattle annual median income.

Family Size 30% AMI (Annual Median Income)
1 $21,050
2 $24,050
3 $27,000
4 $30,100
5 $32,500
6 $34,900
7 $37,300
8 $39,700

Step 4: Wait for an opening

Plot openings typically occur between January and June. When a plot is available, you will be contacted by a member of the P-Patch team. However, it is possible that you may be contacted in the middle of summer or fall when a plot becomes available. We encourage you to take a plot when it is offered, but you can ask to stay on the list for the next opening. We periodically check in with those on the interest list to confirm interest, you must confirm your continued interest and, if necessary, update your information by the given deadline. If you don't respond, you will be removed from the P-Patch interest list. You have one year after removal to request reinstatement at your original interest date. After this grace period, you will be added to the interest list at the current date 

Please keep us informed if your situation changes throughout the year.

Step 5: Get involved with other community gardening activities while you wait!

Many people want to get their hands in the soil quickly. Here are a few opportunities for you while you wait.


Jenifer Chao, Director
Address: 600 4th Avenue, 4th Floor, Seattle, WA , 98104
Mailing Address: PO Box 94649, Seattle, WA, 98124-4649
Phone: (206) 684-0464
Fax: (206) 233-5142

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