21 Acres: Cooperative Growing in Your Neighborhood
Saturday, April 27, 2013 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM (PDT)
This class has been canceled due to low enrollment.
One of the best ways to ensure a sustainable future is to take charge of growing your own food, and with the help of others, it's also a great way to bring neighbors together. Cooperative Growing will teach neighbors how to combine their resources to extend their efforts beyond their own yards and create a neighborhood system connecting yards of food. Think of it as a pea patch next door. We intend to empower attendees to create and implement their own edible neighborhoods by
- Introducing everyone to the edible neighborhood/cooperative growing model.
- Discussing viable and recommended plants, with a focus on edible and medicinal trees, shrubs, herbs,veggies.
- Providing and discussing sample community agreements and asset checklists.
- Providing and discussing local resources that will help support gardeners seeking to build their own edible neighborhoods.
- Asking questions and getting answers.
When it's time to go home, you'll leave with an outline of what it takes to build an edible neighborhood with general associated costs for a frame of reference.
Children are welcome and there will be someone on site who they can play with, too!
Michael Seliga is the owner and operator of Cascadia Edible Landscapes, a full-service landscaping company located in Seattle that specializes in transforming underutilized spaces into centers of food production.
Cascadia Edible Landscapes seeks to build capacity among neighbors to design, build and maintain their own edible neighborhood. We also offer our services at every step of the process, as they are needed or desired. Cascadia Edible Landscape can help with: design consultation, planning, building, irrigation, composting, planting, maintenance, and more. Please visit the CEL Website for more information, www.eatyouryard.com.
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Our mission is to cultivate, demonstrate and advance systems that support sustainable agriculture. 21 Acres is a non-profit organization with a vision to create and operate a vital, open public space for all of us to rediscover the agricultural heritage of our region and learn about cutting-edge, sustainable agricultural design and technologies as well as ways to maximize the beneficial aspects of fresh local produce and farm products.