After attending the Sustainable Ballard Open House, head on over to Crown Hill Park!
On Saturday, May 17, Just Garden will bring people together in Northwest Seattle for Spring Into Bed, an annual garden building event and food justice celebration for families with low incomes.
We will be building 10+ gardens and also an edible pathway at Labateyah Youth Home in the Crown Hill neighborhood. This is part of a larger effort to build 50 food gardens for families with low incomes in 2014.
Seventy-five volunteers are needed to make this event a success – lend a hand and support your community! Volunteers will be gathering at 9 a.m. at Crown Hill Park (9220 14th Ave NW, Seattle 98117) for a day of building gardens, followed by a celebration with food, music and activities. Visit the Seattle Tilth web page to sign-up to volunteer.
Spring Into Bed
Saturday, May 17; 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Crown Hill Park – 9220 14th Ave NW, Seattle 98117
Just Garden is a program of Seattle Tilth that works to build a just food system and culture of gardening for all people by building food gardens and providing garden education for families with low incomes. These gardens empower families to become self-sufficient, grow their own food and make healthier food choices.
We can already see the results. In 2013, 92% of Just Garden gardeners reported eating more vegetables than before they had a garden. But gardeners aren’t the only ones who benefit; 74% of Just Garden gardeners reported that they shared their garden yields with people outside of their immediate home/organization.
The Redmond food bank, Hopelink, a 2013 Spring Into Bed recipient, explains their transition into food production as well as distribution, “This past summer the food bank benefited from over 40 pounds of fresh produce grown right outside our doors! It was great.”
We look forward to seeing you on at Spring Into Bed to build ten more gardens on Saturday, May 17!
Contact: Joshua Cowgill
Just Garden Coordinator, AmeriCorps
Sunnyside Ave N., Suite 100
Seattle, WA 98103
(206) 633-0451 ext. 116
The mission of Seattle Tilth is to inspire and educate people to safeguard our natural resources while building an equitable and sustainable local food system.