In collaboration with Seattle Tilth, the Friends of R.B.U.F.W., and the Berger Partnership, CAST will be designing an urban farm in Seattle. The site is a former municipal nursery in Rainier Beach--10 acres of mostly wetland with some hoop houses at the north end. We'll be undertaking the challenge to not only make a model for urban agriculture, we'll also be greatly increasing the ecological function of the wetlands.
This project is in one of the most diverse zip codes in the nation, and we'll be involving the community to shape the design, as well as creating facilities for small scale commercial farmers, entrepreneurs, and other programs such as Seattle Youth Garden Works. The hope is to make a community hub centered on growing and sharing food.
The first community design meeting is June 19th on site (time TBD). Please come and share your vision with us!