Introducing the New Food and Farm Hub
We’re pleased as peaches to introduce the new Food and Farm Hub! The 5,000 square foot building is one of the first multi-use food spaces of its kind in Seattle. Seattle Tilth Produce had been looking for a space to pack 150 Good Food Bags and 300 weekly CSA boxes, increase cold storage and receive deliveries from local farmers — and now we’ve found a new home!
Our team has spent long hours building a walk-in cooler and can now receive and distribute fresh, organic produce and food from local farmers. The community space is shared by Seattle Tilth Produce, Juicebox, Seattle Farm Co-Op and possibly a future spot for City Fruit – with some space still available. Southeast Effective Development (SEED), signed the master lease for the building, establishing one of the first multi-use food spaces of its kind in Seattle.
It’s Open! New Gate at Rainier Beach Urban Farm & Wetlands
The gate is OPEN! You can now enter Rainier Beach Urban Farm & Wetlands from Beer Sheva park. The gate was designed and constructed by local artists Jean Whitesavage and Nick Lyle. Many thanks to Seattle Parks Foundation, Seattle Parks and Recreation, the artists and the Committee of 33 who funded it. Check out the new gate when you come to our Farm Stand, every Saturday 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Lend a hand during our work parties also held on Saturdays, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. and learn about growing food and protecting wetlands through hands-on experience. (Get directions to the farm.)
Bounty Booming at Bradner Gardens Park
Volunteers at Bradner Gardens Park have been harvesting a great bounty this summer! Members of the volunteer Veggie Crew have harvested lots of spring crops including 20 lbs. of beets, 5 lbs. of onions, 14 lbs. of cabbage and loads of other vegetables. Thanks to our exceptionally warm weather this year, summer crops like tomatoes, peppers, popcorn and squash are growing very well. Want to be part of the action? Get your hands dirty as part of our volunteer veggie crew every Tuesday; 4-7 p.m.
Cook, Eat and Build Community
Community Kitchens Northwest is cultivating a culture of healthy cooking and eating by bringing people together to cook and share a meal as a community. Come eat with us at our monthly community dinners every third Sunday, 4-5 p.m. at the Rainier Beach Community Center. Want to help cook? Join us at 1 p.m.
Take a Class
Enjoy fresh-picked organic salads and smoothies from your own garden! Take hands-on classes with Seattle Tilth to gain the knowledge and skills needed to grow an abundant year-round garden at Bradner Gardens Park in Mt. Baker (1730 Bradner Place S).
- Grow Fruit in Small Spaces Thu., Aug. 27; 6-8 p.m.
- Intro to Fermentation Thu., Oct. 22; 6:30-8:3 p.m.
- Put Your Garden to Bed Sat., Oct. 24; 10 a.m.-noon
- Composting 101 Sat., Oct. 24; 2-4 p.m.
Live in an Apartment or Condo? Grow Food and Compost! Sign-up for FREE classes at Victor Steinbrueck and Freeway parks downtown, thanks to funding from our partners.
Dig It: August Garden Camp for Kids
Good news! There are still spots available in Seattle Tilth’s garden camp at Rainier Beach Learning Garden for ages 3-5. We’ll learn how to use tools to help the garden grow, explore the worm bin, dig and have fun. Campers will gain new friendships, a deeper connection to the earth and a renewed inspiration for learning.
Tools Are Cool Mon. & Tue., August 24 & 25
Ages 3-5, parent/child camp, 10 a.m.-noon