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Cultivate South Park:  Expanding food access and food justice though neighborhood led projects

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Right along the Duwamish River is a vibrant and resilient neighborhood named South Park, which is full of passionate, caring, and hardworking community members who are dedicated to creating a space for connecting and celebrating the gifts the neighborhood offers.  At the center of these efforts is Cultivate South Park, a non-profit resident-led organization that creates innovative solutions in issues ranging from food, to environmental, housing and economic justice.        

Staying true to its roots in centering community needs, Cultivate South Park has facilitated food distribution, created a free market where neighbors can have access to culturally relevant foods and has created opportunities for neighbors of all ages to learn about food systems, urban farming and more. These efforts are especially important because South Park has no grocery store, making it a food desert.  

Read more about how Cultivate South Park is increasing food access and food justice.

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More farmers on more farmland: SnoValley Tilth preparing growers for success at Snoqualmie River Farm

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Snoqualmie River Farm – still known to some as Beyers Farm – sits along the Snoqualmie River in the heart of the Snoqualmie Valley’s farming community. When the Beyers family decided to sell the land, they wanted to ensure it stayed in agricultural production. King County purchased the site as part of the Farmland Preservation Program in 2019, and it includes 20 acres of rich farming land that are now available to beginning growers who have their sights set on commercial agriculture.  

Read more about SnoValley Tilth efforts to support farmers

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Congratulations to the 2021 King Conservation District grant awardees!