Sketchy Everett Volume 12: The Bayside Neighborhood "P-Patch"

The Bayside Neighborhood "P-Patch" is a 1-acre community garden where several dozen gardeners can have a plot of land to tend for a cool $30/year. When I was walking through the gardens earlier this week, I met Simon, a first year p-patcher. He was carefully tending to his beans and already looking forward to the harvest.

The "P-Patch" name is unique to this area. The P stands for "Picardo" - a Seattle family who pioneered this collaborative gardening idea. I will brag that our Bayside P-Patch might be the most scenic plot in the Northwest, as it's situated on the Grand Avenue bluff overlooking the Sound.

For more info, the Herald did a great write-up. Or, visit the garden on 23rd street, nestled between Grand Avenue and W. Marine View Drive! From what I hear, there's a waiting list for the 2016-17 season.


Elizabeth is an Everett, Washington-based artist and graphic designer. Using pen and watercolor, she sketches from life and creates 'illustrative infographics,' often featuring Northwest themes.