Emerging Leaders Flex their Green Thumbs at Seattle Community Farm

By United Way of King County, on April 25, 2017 | In Emerging Leaders 365, Volunteering

If it’s April in Seattle, it’s time to get outdoors and take in the long-awaited sunshine. And that’s exactly what a group of almost 20 Emerging Leaders did spending 4 hours at our Second Saturday volunteering project at Seattle Community Farm. Check out Emerging Leaders committee member and Amazon employee, Victoria Vanderwarker’s experience at the project.

Emerging Leaders volunteering

A few weeks ago, I joined a group of Emerging Leaders to volunteer at a Second Saturday project at Seattle Community Farm.

The farm’s giving garden provides up to 300 pounds of fresh product to the Rainier Valley Food Bank and to community members living on low incomes during the harvest season. Seattle Community Farm also has a curricula for children of all ages to learn through hands-on farming and nutrition education.

The group weeded 8 garden beds, moved blackberry plant into the green space, removed invasive plants and learned about the garden’s onsite honey bees which pollenate the produce. Lettuce Link envisions a city where people have equal access to healthy and culturally appropriate food. We work with and in communities to grow and share food that is fresh and nourishing.

Want to help United Way continue to fund organizations like the Seattle Community Farm? Learn more about how you can contribute.

And if you’re in your 20s and 30s and not part of the Emerging Leaders program yet, sign up here!


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