Creating Our Pea Patch

June 2009, we were awarded a grant for $10,000 from King County Partnerships and Grants.

First steps: cleared blackberries, removed debris from the site, pulled stumps, leveled and rototilled the ground, installed a French drain, and harvested a lot of rocks!

2010 Built raised beds, installed deer and rodent fencing, filled plots with Cedar Grove Vegetable Garden Mix, installed a drip irrigation system, and held a plant sale to raise money for a shed.

2011 22 families growing food, gardeners donated over 180 pounds of vegetables to Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission

2015 4 beds devoted to growing organic vegetables for the Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank. 520 lbs donated!

 


Our Sponsors

For significantly stretching our grant dollars to create the Pea Patch, we are incredibly grateful to the following sponsors for their generosity. Click to find more info on how you can support these businesses.

Pea Patch Donors

Provided free delivery and a 20% discount on lumber for raised beds. We recommend their helpful and knowledgeable staff for your next woodworking project

Website

5728 East Lake Sammamish Parkway;

425-392-3631

Donated 60 cubic yards of Vegetable Garden Mix.

Cedar Grove has diverted 4 million tons of organic material from landfills, and has many excellent products for increasing the tilth of your soil and producing lush plants

Provided a 30% discount on a drip irrigation system. Their expert staff will work with you to design a complete system to meet your needs.

Talented geotechnical engineer from GEO Group Northwest, Inc. who designed our French drain

Mirrormont resident and owner of U.S. Diversified Services, Inc. donated time and expert use of his backhoe to remove stumps from the plot, for about what it would have cost to rent the equipment. He also donated time toward the French drain and putting in the access road. He’s a full-service general contractor, and a wonderful resource for remodeling, additions, decks, patios, preventive maintenance and repairs. Call (206) 295-3787 for a free estimate

Donated 2100 burlap bags used for sheet-mulching.

Donated time to chip huge piles of debris that Pea Patch volunteers hauled out of the plot.

(800-840-2733)

Donated wood chips for sheet mulching.

425-369-8733

Donated wood chips for sheet mulching.

206-396-9998

Donated a picnic table and chairs

Donated second picnic table.

Donated foundation towers, pavers, and shingles for the shed.