On June 4th, Agency staff were honored to host a table at the Black Farmer’s Collective - Yes Farm’s BIPOC Summer ’22 Cookout. The cookout is part of a summer series highlighting local Black and Indigenous chefs and bringing together vendors, activities, and community.
The Black Farmer’s Collective runs Yes Farm, an urban farm along the I-5 corridor that offers educational programing and a space for community members to grow food of their own and connect with each other. It serves as a greenspace, farm co-op, community garden, and community building space. In addition, local Black urban farmers use these gardens to grow produce that is given to “BIPOC-led and owned organizations, businesses, and mutual aid efforts to feed our community and support economic development”.
Agency staff excitedly met and connected with individuals, families and members of community-based organizations that were present at this event. Conversations centered on urban food systems, air pollution and the health impacts, and concerns about the upcoming wildfire season. Agency staff shared resources and educational materials on air pollution and distributed nineteen filter fan kits to individuals and families. The seed packets were a hit too!
The Yes Farm offers volunteer opportunities every Saturday from 10am-3pm. 715 Yesler Way, Seattle, WA 98104