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Just Garden cultivates a culture of gardening by building gardens, educating gardeners and celebrating as a community.

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Woman & GirlJust Garden cultivates a culture of gardening by building gardens for low income communities, educating gardeners and celebrating homegrown food as a community.

About Us

Just Garden builds subsidized food gardens for low-income individuals, families and community organizations who serve a low-income or at-risk population.  We build gardens in back yards, apartment complexes, community centers, schools, houses of worship and other organizations interested in supporting our neighbors in need. 

Each garden recipient receives:

  • One-three 4'x8' raised garden beds filled with high quality soil
  • Three organic gardening workshops
  • A copy of Seattle Tilth's Maritime Northwest Garden Guide
  • One pint of concentrated organic fertilizer
  • Season-appropriate plant starts and seeds

Our subsidized gardens are reserved for our low-income neighbors. If you'd like to have a garden built and support our work at the same time, please apply below and we will build you a garden at a reasonable fee that will help us subsidize the costs for people who cannot afford to build a garden themselves. Learn more...

Get Involved

Applications for 2016 are now closed. Keep an eye on this page for information about 2017! Email for more information.

Become a Sponsor

If you are a business owner and would like to make a donation to sponsor a garden build, please contact In addition to monetary support, we are always grateful for donations of food and coffee for volunteers, tools, wheelbarrows, lumber (8'x10' untreated) or the use of your box/dump trucks.


We need up to 100 volunteers for each of our garden building events! As a volunteer, you can haul soil, hammer boards, help coordinate logistics, set-up, clean-up and provide other support.  We work outside in all weather. No experience necessary, we'll teach you everything you need to know. Help us improve access to fresh, homegrown food!

Sign Up to Volunteer Here:

Interested in other Just Garden volunteer opportunities? Check out the Food and Faith calendar, where you can find opportunities to work in gardens hosted by our partner faith communities.

Questions? Contact

Donate to Families in Need

Low-income families face multiple barriers to accessing healthy, fresh food. Providing these families with a garden and the support they need gives them the opportunity to grow up to $250 of fresh, organic produce per garden bed annually, helping them improve their health and food security. That's good for the whole community! 
To give donate online (write “Just Garden” in the restrictions) or contact Help us build more gardens through monthly giving. 

Program Areas

Missionary VolunteerBuilding Gardens
For the 2016 season, we will be building gardens in Central and Southeast Seattle, Federal Way, Burien and White Center, and the Crossroads neighborhood of Bellevue. For logistical reasons, we group our garden building events based on geography. Don't see your neighborhood listed? Apply anyway and we'll try to make it to your neighborhood next year! Your application also gets you a free spot in our three organic gardening workshops.

Planting Seeds

Just Garden offers workshops to ensure all garden recipients have the skills they need to be successful in their garden. Workshops are also a way to build community by meeting other gardeners in your neighborhood. Learn more...

Food and Faith Initiative
Just Garden's Food and Faith Initiative is a growing coalition of houses of worship and faith-based community organizations who grow food to support our neighbors in need throughout King County. Learn more...

Celebrating Food and Community
Just Garden started as a party, and each garden we build is a celebration of food and community. We meet for breakfast, build together and celebrate at lunch afterwards.


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