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Urban Food Systems Campus Development Kick-Off Event

Community Initiative promoting Healing, Resilience, and Sustainable Living




Seattle, WA-Seattle Parks and Recreation, in partnership with Clean Greens Farm & Market, the Black Agriculture Leadership Council, and the NAACP, invites the community to a kick-off event for the Urban Food Systems Campus Development project. Please join us on Friday, June 7, from 4 to 6 p.m. at Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Park, 2200 Martin Luther King Jr Way S.

Join us for an afternoon of community engagement and learn more about the Urban Food Systems program. The event is an opportunity to participate in envisioning the future of these vital community spaces, and connect with others who are passionate about building a healthier and more resilient Seattle.

The Urban Food Systems Campus Development project proposes renovating the existing garden to the north of Amy Yee Tennis Center and developing new gardens and enhanced park spaces south of Amy Yee Tennis Center and on the southeast hillside of Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Park.

This collaborative project will create healing gardens and enhanced park spaces that promote solidarity, strengthen community resilience, and support healthy and sustainable living. In developing these spaces, we seek to uplift and commemorate lives lost to gun violence and acknowledge its impact on families and communities in Seattle.

"Working with our community partners and groups to envision and create spaces that not only provide nutritional food but also serve as a source of healing and resilience is a testament to our commitment of fostering a healthy, sustainable Seattle and community safe spaces,” said AP Diaz, Seattle Parks and Recreation Superintendent. “I look forward to seeing everyone at this kick-off event and collaborating on these critical park amenities.”

The Urban Food Systems program (UFS) provides Seattle residents with equitable access to local, nutritional food through the stewardship of community-based organizations that manage community gardens and public orchards. UFS sites are located on Seattle Parks and Recreation property and are open to the public for gleaning, ensuring that everyone can benefit from fresh, healthy produce.

For more information about the event and the project, please visit the Urban Food Systems Campus Development engagement hub or contact UrbanFoodSystems@seattle.gov.

For more information on the Urban Food Systems program, please visit the Urban Food Systems website.

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