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The Seattle Sketcher

An illustrated journal of life in the Puget Sound region by Times artist Gabriel Campanario.

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March 22, 2013 at 6:23 PM

You can’t spell P-Patch without Picardo

Sketched March 13, 2013 It has nothing to do with peas. The P in P-Patch comes from the Picardos, the family of Italian immigrants who farmed the land in Wedgwood where Seattle’s first community garden was established in 1973. “This is a unique Seattle term,” said Milton Tam, a gardener who coordinates the 2-acre site and the…


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December 3, 2010 at 5:06 PM

Keep it real, tree farmers advise

Sketched Dec. 1st, 1:01 p.m. I’m a little ashamed to admit it, but I’ve owned a fake Christmas tree for eight years. It comes apart in three pieces and plugs right into the wall. In a region where neighborhood tree lots seem to be everywhere and people even hike into the mountains to cut their own,…


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