Patrick Robinson
The Barton Street P-Patch celebrated its first season in existence and unveiled a custom made steel arbor on Oct. 21. A potluck meal followed the unveiling. CLICK THE PHOTO ABOVE TO SEE MORE.

SLIDESHOW: Barton Street P-Patch celebrates its first season; Custom made arbor unveiled


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The Barton Street P-Patch, under development since March of last year celebrated its first season with a party on October 21st including the unveiling of a custom built steel arbor that bears the P-Patch logo and serves as the gateway to the space, located at 34th SW and SW Barton Streets.

Built near Elbe, Washington by Dan Klennert a metal sculptor the 9 foot by 7.5 foot by 4 foot arbor was delivered earlier in the week and put in place on the site. At the party it was unveiled and those who helped make the P-Patch a reality were thanked in a special ceremony, with the organizers dressed in greek garb for the occasion.

The arbor itself features not only items built from gears and other found objects but objects actually found on the site and salvaged, then used for the arbor.

The organizers thanked, "The people of Seattle who had the vision and generosity to pass the levy and people that paid their taxes (..) and the people who first brought the idea forth," and went on to thank Laura Raymond and Ming Chow who with the Department of Neighborhoods helped get the project underway.

They thanked, "John and Nick and Katie" from Barker and Associates who designed the garden's web like structure.

Part of the garden space at the P-Patch is devoted to the Giving Garden which grew all manner of vegetables for the hungry this year.

"Our group was able to donate 560 pounds of food to the White Center Food Bank," they said.

They then unveiled the arbor to the applause of about 35 people in attendance, and then blessed the grounds with Himalayan salts.

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