Pike Place Market Foundation Print
2019 AARP Community Challenge Grantee
This bountiful volunteer run space that provides produce to the Pike Market Food Bank will be upgraded with this grant to increase its capacity for production and made more accessible for all.
AARP funds help spruce up the rooftop Pike Place Market Secret Garden. All produce grown in the volunteer-run garden is donated to the Pike Market Food Bank, which used its 2019 AARP Community Challenge grant to install better signage so visitors could more easily navigate to its hard-to-find location on Level 5 of the busy Pike Place Market's parking garage. Nearly 500 fresh herbs and vegetables are donated every year. (The photo of a pandemic-masked gardener holding a tray of seedlings was taken in 2020.) The garden also serves as a location for intergenerational activities organized by a market-area assisted living facility and a child care center and preschool.
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