The community is invited to attend the 2nd Food & Community Series, promoting food literacy through “Book-n-Talk”, on Thur., June 2, from 6:30-8:30 pm at Rainier Community Center (4600 38th Ave. S.).
Author Jeremy Smith will discuss his book, “Growing a Garden City”, about how a diverse group of people in Missoula, Montana, created an “Agricultural Supported Community” by growing food together. The book was named a “Top 10 Book on the Environment” by Booklist, which also gave it a starred review.
“Growing a Garden City” includes a foreword by environmentalist Bill McKibben, and 15 first-person stories of personal and civic transformation from a range of individuals, including farmers and community garden members, a low-income senior and troubled teen, a foodie, a food bank officer, and many more; opportunities for diverse people to come together to grow food in order to build community.
Following the presentation, there will be a panel discussion on building food-based community through Seattle Parks. The event is free.
Save the Date: Rainier Valley Eats! Community Meeting
The community is invited to join Rainier Valley Eats! for a community meeting on Thur., June 9, 5:30 to 7:30 pm at Rainier Beach Library (9125 Rainier Ave. S.). For anyone interested in growing, sharing, and eating food with neighbors in Southeast Seattle. Come learn about the many resources available and opportunities to start new projects. Rainier Valley Eats!:
We believe that healthy food is a basic human right. We recognize that the ability to access healthy food is related to multiple issues and not just a result of low income. We are taking a holistic approach to achieve real change in our community’s access to healthy food.
We recognize that food plays an important part in the cultural diversity of our community and work to meet those needs through our programming. In this process, we nurture community through a shared food experience. More.
Help Support the Rainier Vista Community Farm
The Seattle Housing Authority’s Rainier Vista Community Farm is competing with several other community gardens across the country for a $20,000 grant to pay for interpretation services and a community gathering space in the heart of Seattle’s most diverse community, and you can help.
From Michelle at Solid Ground:
The community is incredibly diverse and though people love coming together around gardening and food, it helps to have a spot to gather and the ability to speak in one’s own language and be understood.
Go here to vote for the Rainier Vista Community Farm (AKA “Seattle Community Farm”).
New Community Garden in Rainier Beach
Rainier Beach United Methodist Church, in partnership with Rainier Beach Neighborhood Association, has created a new community garden adjacent to the church at 5500 S. Roxbury in upper Rainier Beach.
Interested gardeners can choose between a 4′ x 8′ raised bed at $30/year or a 3′ x 6′ bed at $20/year. Contact Rev. Monica Corsaro (email@example.com) for more information.
City Blesses Rainier Beach Urban Farm; Friends of Atlantic City Nursery & Seattle Tilth Selected to Operate
Seattle Parks & Recreation has completed its RFP review process and selected the Friends of Atlantic Street Nursery and Seattle Tilth as the operators of the soon to be established Rainier Beach Urban Farm and Wetlands Preservation site. More.
Nice Lettuce at the Courtland Place P-Patch. Photo/edgeplot