Rooted Teens Volunteer with City Soil and KCD

Sign at City Soil FarmCarnation Farms Rooted Teens volunteers supported KCD and partner projects throughout the summer of 2019 by spending one day each week learning about and helping with KCD projects on farms and restoration sites.

At the first volunteer event, Rooted Teens were hosted by King County Wastewater Treatment Division staff at the South Treatment Plant. They toured the wastewater plant and learned about the treatment process for wastewater, as well as uses of reclaimed water and Loop® soil. After the tour, students built trellises for tomato plants at City Soil Farm, which is also located at the Treatment Plant. Food grown at City Soil Farm is donated to the White Center Food Bank.

Rooted Teens learn about the wastewater treatment process
Rooted Teens learn about the wastewater treatment process

At the second event, Rooted Teens volunteered at a KCD streamside restoration project in Snoqualmie. They learned about riparian restoration from a KCD Resource Planner and helped mulch the trees and shrubs that were planted this spring. KCD’s Washington Conservation Corps crews led the event and trained them on best practices for mulching and restoration.

We are excited to have Rooted Teens join us for more volunteer events in the future at Hillside Farm/Paradise Parking Plots, KCD Native Plant Nursery, City Soil Farm and other KCD restoration sites.

Rooted Teens from Carnation Farms at City Soil Farm
Rooted Teens from Carnation Farms at City Soil Farm

Are you interested in bringing your own group out to a KCD restoration or urban gardening project? Contact Nikki Wolf for more information.

Rooted Teens String Trellis at City Soil Farm
Rooted Teens String Trellis at City Soil Farm
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