Blog & Stories

  • Seed Library serves gardeners, even with PNA doors closed

    Seed Library serves gardeners, even with PNA doors closed

    New gardeners and veterans alike have been requesting seeds from the King County Seed Lending Library branch that is hosted at the PNA. It is happening because we figured out a way, even with the PNA closed and social distancing mandated, to share our seed supply. Since announcing our program on April 19, we’ve filled over 50 seed orders. Phinney, Greenwood, and Ballard neighbors have used the service, but we’ve also served people from around the city....

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  • Community in the Midst of Crisis: The PNA’s Response

    Community in the Midst of Crisis: The PNA’s Response

    The PNA has been closed since March 16, but our work hasn't stopped. Even though staff is working from home, we've been doing all we can to keep vital services going and connecting with those who need it the most....

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  • “What’s Good in PhinneyWood” : COVID in Community

    The PNA and the Greenwood Branch of the Seattle Public Library are collecting experiences of COVID-19 to share with the community – for a little virtual connection. See what's new and share your own!...

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  • “Good in PhinneyWood” Sharing Round-up

    “Good in PhinneyWood” Sharing Round-up

    The PNA and the Greenwood Branch of the Seattle Public Library are collecting experiences of COVID-19 to share with the community - for a little virtual connection. See what people have shared so far and send in your own! ...

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  • An important message from the Board of Directors

    An important message from the Board of Directors

    Tomorrow, we would have celebrated the PNA’s 40th birthday at our annual auction –Don't Stop Believin’. Instead, we share sobering news about how COVID-19 has affected the very heart of the PNA. Read an important message from our Board of Directors and help sustain our future. ...

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  • Kids serve up community soup

    Kids serve up community soup

    The North Seattle 5’s, a co-op preschool housed in St. John’s Lutheran Church, recently asked the PNA if they could host a food drive for the Hot Meal Program. The school was very enthusiastic about the food drive and interested in helping the kids understand how the food connected back to the diners served on a weekly basis. The Hot Meal Program decided to have the kids make a giant pot of “community soup” for the evening’s dinner at the kitchen, also at St. John’s Lutheran Church. The kids arrived eager to chop vegetables, add spices and create! After chopping veggies, each preschooler put their individual ingredients into one giant pot and all stirred together with a wooden ladle that has been part of the kitchen for over 20 years....

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  • Through the Seasons: Winter at a Glance

    Through the Seasons: Winter at a Glance

    Wondering what to do in your garden in winter? For many homeowners and aspiring gardeners, laying out a game plan for regular care and upkeep can feel like a daunting task. Knowing just when to plant, prune, fertilize, etc. also has a huge effect on the overall health, success, and yield of your garden. So where to begin? Check out this step-by-step home and garden maintenance guide for winter, developed by PNA's gardener and groundskeeper, Eddie Strange. ...

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  • How Seattle Inspires Holiday Bookfest Authors

    How Seattle Inspires Holiday Bookfest Authors

    “She rushes down the dark street, past the glittering bookstores and coffee shops, past the Space Needle with its weird alien suggestions, past the stutter and stammer of rush hour…” In that line from Anna Quinn’s novel The Night Child, Nora’s view of Seattle reveals her mental state. The colorful imagery also shows how the Pacific Northwest influences area authors. Some of the celebrated Northwest authors who will appear and sign books at the 10th annual Holiday Bookfest on Nov. 23 offer insights into that inspiration....

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  • Free meals are just a part of the picture

    Free meals are just a part of the picture

    One Tuesday evening, the Phinney Neighborhood Association (PNA) Hot Meal Program prepared fresh blueberries from St. John United Lutheran’s community garden, bbq chicken, and baked potatoes. Seven volunteers and the PNA Program Coordinator served this dinner to 60 low-income neighbors, but food was the least of what was offered. The Hot Meal Program provides far more than a fresh-cooked meal—it nourishes the community with health and wellness support and works to foster a sense of connection between all members of the neighborhood... ...

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  • Beerstock rocked!

    Beerstock rocked!

    On Saturday, July 13, 32 indie craft breweries served up 72 beers and ciders at the 14th Annual PNA Summer Beer Taste: Beerstock.  More than 600 folks – including attendees, brewers, donors, and volunteers – helped us raise $17,155 for PNA's programs for seniors, kids, people in need, and our entire community! Find out the crowd favorites......

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