KCD is supporting ACRS with a $75,000 King Conservation District-Seattle Community Partnership grant to revitalize Seattle Community Farm.
In 2018, ACRS assumed management of the farm which was previously managed by Lettuce Link since 2009. ACRS committed to continue working with farm partners to maintain production of fresh vegetables to be distributed to local food banks and to develop a three year strategic plan. The farmland is owned by the Seattle Housing Authority. Partners include The Common Acre, Urban Bee Company, ACRS’ Food Bank, Senior Center, Youth and Behavioral Programs, residents of nearby Rainier Vista Community, Rainier Vista P-Patches (Sunrise and Dakota), Community Oriented Public Health Practice (COPHP), World Mind Creation Academy and more.
The farm currently has five garden rows designated for groups such as Club Bamboo, a kitchen program for elders at ACRS, eighteen rows for the food bank, three rows for a youth group that brings produce to elders, and twenty rows for the Lao and Mein Behavioral Health program so that they can grow culturally appropriate food that is difficult to find elsewhere.
For more information contact Miguel Saldin, firstname.lastname@example.org, (206) 695-7600
King Conservation District (KCD) is a special purpose district which provides information and assistance to improve natural resources. It also provides free soil nutrient testing services and Annual Native Plant Sale and Community Fair.
Senior Program Manager, Member Jurisdiction Partnerships
Jessica has managed the Member Jurisdiction and WRIA Grant Programs at KCD since March 2007. Jessica has a Bachelors degree in Environmental Studies and Spanish and graduate level education in the fields of Public Administration, Urban Planning, and Facilitation and Negotiation. She is an experienced program manager responsible for tracking millions of dollars in grant funding with a successful track record of liaising with local governments, nonprofits, and watershed groups on natural resource conservation issues.