Community P-Patch Program
Grow flowers and organic fruits and veggies with your own p-patch at the city's local community gardens. This is a great way to meet your neighbors, beautify our town, and harvest fresh food.
You may sign up starting March 1 (space is limited). Gardeners must begin working in their plot by the second Saturday in May. Due to high demand, plots that are not worked on by then will be reassigned with no refund available.
Locations & Fees
- Silva Street Gardens at 8356 Silva Ave SE
- DeLurme Gardens at 7640 380th Street SE
Cost: $25 per plot
Tools, Soil & Water
Gardeners must bring their own tools and topsoil.
The city will supply the water. Gardeners must be present while watering. Irrigation may not be left unattended.
Apply Starting March 1
To reserve a P-Patch plot, download the application and submit it to Snoqualmie City Hall, 38624 SE River Street or via mail to Snoqualmie Parks Division, PO Box 987, Snoqualmie, WA, 98065). A check must be attached. If you have questions, please call 425-831-5784.
Rules and Regulations
The following rules are designed to help the garden run smoothly for all. We appreciate the cooperation and community spirit that makes this a successful program.
- Opening Day: Gardeners must begin working in their assigned plots by the second Saturday in May. To maximize use of limited space, plots that are not being worked by the second Saturday in May could be re-assigned with no refund available.
- End of Season Clean Up: P-patch plots close the second Friday in November. At the end of the season, gardeners are required to remove all non-plant materials from their plots, including weed-block fabric, plastic pots, wire tomato cages, stakes, tools, etc. Gardeners who fail to adequately clean out their plots may not be assigned a plot in the following year.
- Recreational Use: Community p-patches are to be used for recreational gardening and for growing vegetables and flowers for personal use. Growing vegetables and flowers for commercial purposes is prohibited.
- Organic Gardening: The p-patch program is an organic gardening program. Use of pesticides, herbicides and insecticides made from synthetic materials or chemical fertilizers is strictly forbidden. Slug bait is permitted only when used in enclosed containers. Containers must be removed from the site after use. Use of raw human or animal waste is not allowed due to environmental and health concerns. Fully composted manures such as steer and chicken manure are allowed. For information on organic fertilizers and pest control, submit your request to the Master Gardener E-Clinic.
- Watering: Gardeners must be present at their plots while watering them. Drip irrigation may not be left unattended. Please conserve water as much as possible and minimize the use of sprinklers, especially between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.
- Weeding: The City of Snoqualmie will provide initial and season-end plowing and fall cover crop sowing on seasonal plots. Gardeners are responsible for additional cultivating, weeding, fertilizing, watering, end-of-season clean up and all other care for their plots. Plants on the Washington State Noxious Weed List are not allowed. More Info about noxious weeks. https://www.nwcb.wa.gov/
- Composting: Place dead plant materials in the designated compost areas. Do not pile weeds and rocks in the pathways. Place bagged, non-plant materials next to compost bins for removal.
- Mowing: Maintenance crews will only mow garden paths a few times each season. Please notify the City of Snoqualmie Parks Division at 425-831-5784 if the paths are overgrown. Gardeners who mow or weed eat areas of the paths on their own are greatly appreciated.
- No illegal plants may be grown, including any plants listed by the Washington State Noxious Weed List.
Prohibited Activities and Concerns
- Pets: Dogs, cats and other pets are not allowed in the garden at any time. Smoking is prohibited in the garden. Motorized vehicles and equipment, with the exception of small rototillers, mowers and weed-eaters, are not allowed in the gardens.
- Illegal Plants: No illegal plants may be grown, including any plants listed by the Washington State Noxious Weed List.
- Vandalism/Theft: If you witness or experience garden theft or vandalism, please notify police by calling 425-888-3333 to file a report, as well as the city’s Parks Division at 425-831-5784.