Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Eastside Community Garden / Pea Patch

The Eastside of Tacoma has a new Community Garden / Pea Patch that will be planting this Spring. The Puyallup Tribe has given approval and is helping to create a large garden on their property located at 32nd and Portland Avenue. This will be a joint effort with the Neighbors on the Eastside and the Puyallup Tribe.

We need to get started soon. If you know of anyone wanting to garden on the Eastside, we need let them know so they can get involved. Also, we're looking for planning committee members and a garden leader.

The property is listed on as 0.30 acre with another section on Portland Avenue listed as 0.10 acre. The official addressese are: 1610 East 32nd and 3205 East Portland Avenue.

The garden space will be approximately 100' x 150'
There's also plenty of room for flowers and some fruit trees.

The Puyallup Tribe will be hooking up the water and paying for it. Plus we have a group of AmeriCorps volunteers to help with some of the initial clean-up. We need community members and gardeners to get involved right away.

We also, need to come up with a name for the garden, if you have any ideas please send them. Any ideas or interest would be appreciated.

Send email to and let him know about your interest. It's time to get started so don't delay.

Additional information will be provided at the April meeting of First Creek Neighbors at 6:30, Wednesday, April 7th, at the Portland Avenue Community Center, located at Portland Avenue Playfield.


Good Food Guy said...

I would like to attend. I look forward to this meeting of potential gardeners.

Good Food Guy said...

Thanks for email Dan to meet saturday 3 April at Eastside Community Center staring at 2 pm.
The meeting was brief yet I enjoyed meeting those who attended.
Next we drove a few blocks west of the center to the gardens site. Took a few pictures all agreed to be at 7 April 2010, 6:30 meeting at Eastside Community Center.
I understand this will be a huge turnout.