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Help create the Seattle Community Farm in Rainier Valley
Community is invited to give input on the farm design!

SEATTLE, WA -- Rainier Valley residents are invited to participate in designing the new Seattle Community Farm this Monday, April 26th from 6-8pm. Based on previous community input, three alternative farm designs have been created. Input generated at Monday's meeting on the three alternatives will be incorporated into the final community farm design. Seattle Department of Neighborhoods' P-Patch Community Garden Program is managing the design and construction of the Seattle Community Farm in Rainier Vista, which will be built using funds from the Parks and Green Spaces Levy. Seattle non-profit Solid Ground and the Seattle Housing Authority are partners on the urban agriculture project.

The Seattle Community Farm will be a space for residents of Rainier Valley to grow food for low-income residents and food banks in the Rainier Valley. While the garden will focus on food production, there will be many chances for gathering, celebrating, and learning. Garden education opportunities will be available throughout the growing season -- seed saving, children's gardening, and food preparation workshops are all being considered.

Monday's event will provide dinner for all desiring guests, so bring the whole family! Interpretation will be provided for those who require it. The event will be hosted at the Rainier Vista Neighborhood House, located at 4410 29th Ave. South. For additional information, please email urbanfarm@solid-ground.org, or call 206.694.6829.

Seattle Department of Neighborhoods provides programs and service that engage residents in civic participation, foster stronger communities, make government more accessible, and preserve and enhance the character of Seattle's neighborhoods.

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