The best emails that come through my inbox are updates from organizations we’ve partnered with through our grant making process. Seattle Tilth just sent me a link to a recent feature on KPLU (our local NPR station in Seattle).
Seattle Tilth’s Youth Garden Works program caught the attention of our foundation’s trustees this past year and in June we decided to support their ongoing training for youth with a grant. SYGW operates two gardens in the Seattle – at Rainier Beach and the University of Washington – and the produce from these gardens is sold at three area farmers markets.
I got to visit the Wallingford Farmers Market at the end of September and was quite impressed with the SYGW stand. The spinach, kale and arugula I bought were beautiful, tasty and fairly priced. Next week I have the opportunity to attend lunch at the Rainier Beach Urban Farm Wetlands. East African elders will cook traditional food from the garden and share with the entire farm community. I’ll also get to meet some of the youth from the SYGW program. Can’t wait!