Mayor McGinn announced December 18 the creation of additional space for growing food in the city. Approximately 185 P-Patch community garden plots will be developed or made available, along with 14,500 square feet of land dedicated to large tract gardening. Funding is available through investment of $427,000 of inflationary funds that were not spent as part of the 2008 Parks and Green Spaces Levy.
The City has made access to healthy, local, affordable food a key element of Seattle’s Food Action Plan, released in October. The plan lays out steps for City government to take in our departments, programs, and policies to achieve four goals: Healthy Food for All, Grow Local, Strengthen the Local Economy, and Prevent Food Waste.
Read more in the press release.