On November 13, 2017, the KCD Board of Supervisors approved the following eight (8) Regional Food System Grant Awards totaling nearly $525,000.
|Pike Place Market Foundation||Pilot Individual Development Account Program for Beginning Farmers||$16,050|
|Goose and Gander Farm||Addressing the Farm Infrastructure Gap||$99,919|
|Snoqualmie Valley Farmers Cooperative||Market Boost Project||$82,811|
|Lily Gottlieb-McHale||Shared Soil||$27,546|
|Public Health – Seattle & King County||Building a Safe Meat Supply Chain by and for the East African Community in King County||$97,500|
|SnoValley Tilth||Growing Farm Businesses||$54,581|
|King County Dept of Natural Resources & Parks||Working Farmland Partnership Pilot Project||$99,558|
|Food Innovation Network||Creating a Replicable & Scalable Pathway for South King County Urban Agriculture||$53,539|
|Highline College||Highline College Community-Centered Urban Agriculture Program||$75,902|
Mark joined KCD in the spring of 2018 as Outreach Coordinator. A transplant from Montana, Mark brings with him a decade of experience in conservation and land-use issues. After graduating from the University of Montana, Mark spent several years teaching natural history in and around Glacier National Park. He also completed two terms of service as an AmeriCorps Volunteer with the Montana Conservation Corps. Most recently, Mark channeled his passion for the outdoors working to engage communities on wildlife and conservation issues while working for the Montana Wildlife Federation. When not developing KCD’s outreach program, Mark can be found hiking in the mountains with his wife Tia and their dog River.