Put on your boots and come see Seattle Tilth Farm Works in action! The media and public are invited to an open house on Saturday, October 22 , 10-11:30 a.m. in Auburn.
During the open house, visitors will be guided on a tour of the farm and have the opportunity to meet the farmers and staff while they are busy harvesting and preparing the fields for winter. Seattle Tilth’s Executive Director Andrea Platt Dwyer will be making an announcement about exciting news for the future of the Seattle Tilth Farm Works. This event is part of national, state and local Food Day 2011 activities.
Seattle Tilth Farm Works’ Open House
Saturday, October 22; 10-11:30 a.m.
United People’s Farm
17601 SE Lake Moneysmith Rd., Auburn, WA 98092
Seattle Tilth is providing educational and farm business opportunities to immigrants, refugees and other underserved families in South King County through a “farm incubator” program known as Seattle Tilth FarmWorks. Seattle Tilth Farm Works participants attend farm and business trainings, tour neighboring farm operations, and gain hands-on experience growing and harvesting food using organic practices.
This farmer training program is made possible by funding from Communities Putting Prevention to Work (CPPW) through the Center for Disease Control & Prevention, managed locally by King County Public Health. Burst for Prosperity launched the farm incubator program as a pilot project in 2009, and has administered the CPPW funds to
support the incubator. The land belongs to Seattle Parks and Recreation and they are making it available as part of their Parks Urban Food Systems program.
Find out more about Seattle Tilth Farm Works.
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