Who is in this conversation:
- Cheryl Stanford
- Rebekah Westra
- Janet Starr
- Sue Keller
- Steve Gierke
- Margaret Schwender
- Grace Reamer
- Teresa Andrade
- Larry Springer
Highlights of the conversation:
- City of Issaquah provided land for growing produce, planted 50 fruit trees provided to food banks.
- Hopelink teaches classes on growing food and container gardening
- Schools have space for p-patches; challenges: how to determine who has access; how to have access during the summer; reaching migrant communities and ethnic populations
- Seattle City Fruit – volunteers run (?) program to collect fruit from residents’ trees
- City, county, state land available for growing food?
- Need to be able to match people to grow food with available land
- King Co has policy in place – does Snohomish?
- State surplus land can be made available to cities/counties for affordable; no
mechanism for making available for growing food
- Farmers’ markets – want to drop food off at 5PM Sat, food banks usually closed
- King Co in Snoqualmie Valley – organizing effort to get food from farms to schools
- Cedar Grove does (?) of compost