Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Update from Rainier Vista Neighborhood Feedback: Seattle Community Farm

On March 3rd the Seattle Community Farm team held a meeting with the community of Rainier Vista. We hoped to get a better understanding of the people who live in the neighborhood, and how it functions as a community. One portion of the meeting was dedicated to the new urban farm--with the intention of gathering feedback for its design.

The meeting was a total success! We had dinner donated from restaurants in the area and free childcare. About 50 people came to the meeting from seven different language groups- with interpreters for five languages- Somali, Tigrinya, Vietnamese, Cantonese, and Amharic. Using visual surveys and conversational exercises, we got some great responses. Our wonderful landscape architect, Eric Higbee, is currently using neighborhood feedback to guide his design process.

Look back for updates! Designs for the Seattle Community Farm will be available for public response in April. And as always, if you have any questions please feel free to call (206) 694-6829 or email

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