Teach Out at Marra Farm – Seattle, WA

posted May 15, 2009

The first of an series of tours to local farms with the Seattle, with a work-trade focus. Get your hands dirty!

Teach Out! Engaging our Local Food Cycle

An opportunity to learn about and work for a local farm. Coordinated by the Food Justice Project of the Community Alliance for Global Justice

Marra Farm; Saturday, May 30th 10am-2pm

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JOIN THE GUIDED BIKE RIDE, OR CAR-POOL!

Marra Farm is a model urban community farm engaging people in sustainable agriculture and education while enhancing local food security. Tucked into the South Park neighborhood of Seattle, it has 4 acres of historic preserved farmland. It is one of the last two remaining pieces of original agricultural land in Seattle. Marra Farm generates tons of fresh, organic produce, with more than 13,000 pounds grown each year in the Lettuce Link Giving Garden. In addition to residents growing food for their own families, distribution includes donations to local residents and the senior lunch program through the Providence Regina House Food Bank, Mien senior citizens, and Concord Elementary School students and their families.

**Please note, this visit can only accommodate 40 people, so RSVP’s are required. To RSVP for the Marra Farm visit or to get more information, please email Teresa at fjp@seattleglobaljustice.org

We will send you directions and bike route details upon receiving your RSVP, as well as information about what to wear and bring. All activities will be appropriate for children and we can work out disability accommodations if needed. For more information about CAGJ, please visit www.seattleglobaljustice.org

About these visits:

CAGJ’s Food Justice Project invites our members and others to learn about and build connections with key players in the local food region through monthly visits to farms, community kitchens, and community gardens! The site visits will include hands-on work that is needed by or is appropriate to the sites, opportunities to debrief and reflect at the end of the site visit, and calls to action! Each visit will allow for carpool options and will also feature a bike route guided by a CAGJ member. Through these visits, CAGJ hopes to facilitate a place for the voices of our local food producers to be heard and their knowledge and skills to be recognized and celebrated.

Stay tuned for future visits planned for June, and every month from August through November!