Seattle Community Farm: Growing Veggies for the Neighborhood

March 9, 2015

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Image Removed“The veggies all go to people who have a hard time affording fresh vegetables. Last week we harvested 400 pounds of vegetables [for the Rainier Valley Food bank]…. It will last them about two hours. That’s the demand.” Farm coordinator Scott Behmer gives us a tour of a derelict lot transformed into a small urban farm. In an area with widely diverse demographics, work trade volunteers help in the garden and take vegetables home with them. The children’s garden has “See, Touch, Taste, and Mint” beds with plants highlighting these themes. In the “Verma Composting” bin, kids get to be up front and personal with bugs and worms! Scott’s advice for others: Be flexible. Adapt the garden to peoples’ food preferences and time schedules. Seattle Community Farm is a project of Solid Ground, Seattle.

Janaia Donaldson

Janaia Donaldson is the host and producer of Peak Moment TV conversations showcasing grass roots entrepreneurs pioneering locally reliant, resilient communities during these challenging times of energy and resource decline, ecological limits, and economic turbulence. We tour North America in our mobile studio, taping on location. Peak Moment Conversations are online at Produced bi-weekly, there are over 200 half hour programs as of 2012.

Tags: building resilient communities, community food