Build Gardens and Food Justice

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Tilth Alliance Blog


By Derek Farmer, Just Garden Program Manager

Vegetable gardening at home can be a great way to save money over buying organic produce at the grocery store. But for many people, the startup costs of building a raised bed garden can be prohibitively high. That’s where Seattle Tilth’s Just Garden program enters the scene. Just Garden builds subsidized raised bed vegetable gardens with families in King County who want to garden, but might not have the funds to get started.

Each family may apply for up to three 4’ x 8’ garden beds, subsidized for those living below 200% of the federal poverty line. We provide plant starts, seeds, fish emulsion (a high-nitrogen organic fertilizer) and a copy of our Maritime Northwest Garden Guide. To help prepare families for long-term success, they receive seven hours of hands-on organic garden education and opportunities for additional workshops during the year. Our Just…

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