Gardening Tips & Information
For more information on urban farming visit the websites of these local organizations:
- Seattle Tilth
- Seattle Tilth offers classes on urban gardening, composing, beekeeping & livestock, as well as food preservation. They also hold semi-annual plant sales and have many volunteer opportunities for the community.
- Garden Hotline
- The Garden Hotline is a free service managed by Seattle Tilth that allows gardeners to call or email their questions to be answered by professional gardeners and horticulturalists.
- WSU Master Gardener
- WSU Master Gardener offers a list of frequently asked questions regarding gardening in Western Washington
- Puget Sound Beekeepers Association
- The Puget Sound Beekeepers Association holds monthly meetings to educate beekeepers and discuss issues surrounding the art of beekeeping. There is time dedicated to beginners at the start of each meeting.
- Goat Justice League
- The Goat Justice League is an excellent resource for all information regarding the care of urban goats.
Seattle Regulations & Gardening Information
For specific information on Seattle's regulations regarding urban gardens & livestock and for other services and information offered by the city, visit these links:
Soil Testing Resources
Seattle Area Nurseries & Supply Stores
Seattle has many options for seeds, soils, and other garden supplies including these local retail stores:
- City Peoples
- Locations on Sandpoint Way (mercantile) & E. Madison St. (garden store)
- Located in the Crown Hill neighborhood. Plants, seeds, soils, supplies & classes.
- Sky Nursery
- Located in Shoreline. Plants, seeds, soils & supplies.
- West Seattle Nursery
- Located in West Seattle. Plants, soils, supplies & classes.
- Pacific Topsoils
- Locations in Seattle, Bellevue, Everett, Issaquah, Kenmore & Redmond. Landscape construction materials including topsoil, bark, & mulch by the cubic yard.
- Portage Bay Grange
- Located in Seattle. Livestock feed, animals, garden supplies & more.