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Growing Urban Agriculture Opportunities in 2013

 Great news for urban farmers and community gardeners!press conference on additional urban agriculture

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.