Grow Your Own Food
Want to grow your own vegetables? Our Lettuce Link program gives free seeds to Seattle residents living on low incomes, volunteer giving gardeners, and organizations growing food for their communities. We can’t guarantee availability of specific varieties, but we can fill orders if they become available.
Local Gardening Resources
Have questions about gardening in the Pacific Northwest? These resources can help!
The Garden Hotline ~ 206.633.0224 ~ email@example.com
Local gardening experts from Seattle Tilth can answer all of your yard and garden questions (language interpretation available).
For free printed copies of these booklets, email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, address, the title(s) you’d like, and the number of copies you need.
Lettuce Link created this guide to growing your own healthy food. It has easy-to-follow gardening and vegetable cooking advice, basic nutrition information, steps a beginning gardener can take to set up container or yard gardens, composting advice, and a list of community resources
This Seattle Public Utilities publication is a good guide for beginning and experienced gardeners, available in multiple languages.
Work Trade Program
Our Lettuce Link program manages two farms in Seattle where anyone can volunteer for two hours and receive a free bag of vegetables: the Marra Farm Giving Garden in South Park and Seattle Community Farm in the Rainier Valley. No need to sign up ahead of time – just come to a work party (see days/times below) and tell us you want your volunteer time to count toward Work Trade.
Seattle Community Farm Work Parties
March – November
- Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9am–2pm
- 2nd & 4th Saturdays/mo, 10am – 2pm
SCF Directions (located just west of 4015 MLK Way, Seattle, WA 98108)
Marra Farm Giving Garden Work Parties
March – November
- Tuesdays & Fridays, 9am–2pm
- Saturdays, 10am–2pm
Marra Farm Directions (9026 4th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98108)
Healthy Eating & Nutrition Education
Nutrition Handouts for Kids
Help elementary school-age kids have fun and learn about healthy food at the same time! These short colorful handouts have healthy eating and cooking activities that are great for parents and teachers, or anyone with children in their lives.
Cooking Activities for Kids
This easy-to-use toolkit of simple activities helps young children learn about new foods and how to make healthy food choices. Activities include identifying, tasting, buying and preparing food, as well as food origins and culture.
Recipes for Kids
These healthy recipes for kids grades K-5 are prepared by our Apple Corps School-Based Nutrition Educators in several elementary schools throughout Seattle!
These simple instructions for leading food-based demonstrations include checklists, sample outlines, cooking tips, and a wealth of activities, handouts and recipes you can use!
A great resource for lots of healthy, budget-friendly recipes.