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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

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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, how “not cool” is it to have one made out of plastic?

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