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A huge thank-you to our amazing volunteers!

2012 October 3
by marie

As you all know, the pilot year of this project could not have happened without you
our 85 volunteer P-Patch gardeners from all across Seattle, two elementary school teachers and their classrooms, plant-growing volunteers from UW Farm and the UW greenhouse, the help of folks in the P-Patch program in the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods, our volunteer web developer, and many others! Also, Susan Waters, amazing researcher, great friend, UPP-running partner in crime, and the person who came up with the whole idea for this project.

We’d like to especially thank:

  • Anna Walter, amazing elementary educator, for mentoring her 4th grade girls all summer to do this project.
  • The 4th grade girl scientists from Martha Lake Elementary, for doing an excellent job executing the project, learning about the scientific method, and presenting their results in a fantastic poster.
  • Alice Hanson, stellar volunteer from Maple Leaf P-Patch, for going above and beyond the call of duty and coordinating all participants in her P-Patch. We will have more and better data from Maple Leaf than would have been possible without her.
  • Doug Ewing, Jeanette Milne, and the staff of the UW Greenhouse for growing all of the hundreds of tomato plants we grew this year and for all of their advice and support, logistical and otherwise, while we’ve tried to find the best way to do things.
  • Dr. Jeff Riffell, for funding all of our non-donated materials this year.

We had a cobb oven pizza bake to thank our volunteers last Sunday on September 23rd (photos above). It was really wonderful getting to know everyone and making our own pizzas in that fiery outdoor oven and sharing in all of the delicious produce brought by our volunteer gardeners. Another huge highlight was the FANTASTIC poster presentation made by the Anna Walter’s 4th grade girls on their experience doing the project this summer- some great data too! Thanks so much to everyone who came! We hope to have more community events like this in the near future!