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Pickering Demonstration Garden

Eat Local
A movement is sweeping our country: local food grown at or close to your home. The benefits of local food are significant and include: 
  • Lower carbon footprint and less air pollution 
  • Economic diversity through support of local farms  
  • Local preservation of open space 
  • Greater variety 
  • Fresher, tastier and healthier food

Local Food Production
There are a number of resources in Issaquah supporting local food production.
Pickering Demonstration Garden
The City of Issaquah owns the Pickering Demonstration Garden and offers volunteer drop-in hours. We're always looking for volunteers to lend a hand!

March to April
  • 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesdays
  • 3-6 p.m. first and third Wednesdays

May to September
  • 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesdays 
  • 3-6 p.m. first and third Wednesdays
  • 10 a.m.-1 p.m. second and fourth Saturdays

Volunteers learn about organic food growing techniques while helping maintain our community learning garden. Get your hands dirty and help us reach our goal of donating 1 ton of food to the Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank.

If you have questions or want to schedule a group work party, email us.

Issaquah Community Garden
Reflecting a desire among our residents for more community garden space, the City of Issaquah created the Issaquah Community Garden at Confluence Park.

Issaquah Farmers Market
The Issaquah Farmers Market is held every Saturday, from mid-April through mid-October. Visit for fantastic produce, meat and food from local farmers!

Issaquah Food Bank
Produce grown at the Pickering Garden is provided free of cost to the Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank.

Pea Patches 
Issaquah currently has two community-run pea patches. One is located in the Issaquah Flatland Community Garden and another can be found at Issaquah Highlands.