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Good Food

 
Shanyanika Burton 206-617-8265 | shanyanika.burton@seattle.gov


Special Announcement

Interested in Fruit Tree Care?
A healthy fruit tree provides food for dozens of families, but many local trees need your help to do this. City Fruit’s intensive new program in urban fruit tree care begins July 2014. Classes and hands-on practice are guided by experienced instructors. Participants will learn the fundamentals of fruit tree care and then assist neighbors and community members in maintaining healthy trees.

Apply Online: www.cityfruit.org/programs/mfts
Mail-In Application forms can also be downloaded from the link above, or you may request one by emailing info@cityfruit.org. Deadline for applications is 5:00 pm, June 13, 2014.



Our Goals & Priorities

At Seattle Parks and Recreation, we are committed to providing opportunities to be active, engage in the outdoors and build community. Through the Good Food program we are able to provide coordinated opportunities that link all of these things.

Good Food program is a hub of activities that are relevant and timely for every community in Seattle; access to healthy food, opportunities for active recreation, and environmental awareness.

Good Food program supports Parks’ Strategic Action Plan, Healthy Parks, Healthy You and Race & Social Justice Initiatives.

Good Food Program Goals

  • Encourage healthy and active lifestyles
  • Steward parklands for long-term sustainability
  • Support the local food system to build community
  • Increase environmental stewardship through food system programs

Good Food Program Priorities

  • Provide access to healthy food and active recreation opportunities
  • Community stewardship of parkland used for food production
  • Provide coordinated recreation and learning opportunities focused on the Urban Food System
  • Outreach and engagement of youth, seniors and underserved communities

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Update May 28, 2014

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