Seattle Community Farm — Growing Veggies for the Neighborhood (283)

Scott_Behmer_600“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. [solid-ground.org/programs/nutrition/communityfarm]

Watch video | Audio | iTunes | Janaia’s journal: Seattle Community Farm — Fresh Produce for the Neighborhood

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