Friday, November 6, 2009
Seattle Community Farm and Good Food Project
Fresh produce at Marra Farm in South Park.
Seattle's soon to be a two farm town...
Lettuce Link has teamed up with other groups in Seattle to develop the Seattle Community Farm and Good Food Project. This is a three year collaboration that will bring fresh food to those who need it most, create additional gardening opportunities and provide healthy retail options.
We're proud to coordinate this effort which includes a new urban farm, where much of the produce will go to the local food banks and community nutrition programs! The new project also includes gardening education and market garden opportunities for low-income residents in the area and supporting efforts to make fresh, local foods available in convenience stores.
This new project allows us to expand our work enhancing local food security and engaging community members in hands-on urban agriculture. We're looking forward to reporting on a new vibrant Seattle farm.
Lettuce Link is partnering with the Clean Greens Farm and Market Program, Seattle Tilth, the Delridge Neighborhood Development Association, the Healthy and Active Rainier Valley Coalition, Public Health Seattle & King County Seattle Parks, Seattle Department of Neighborhoods, and the University of Washington's School of Urban Design.