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Local Farm Initiative Facing Challenges

Today’s Seattle Times has an article describing the trials and tribulations of New Bethel’s attempt to grow food locally.

Urban folks find farming a tough row to hoe
A new farming venture aimed at providing organic produce to residents of Seattle’s Central Area and other urban neighborhoods needs help saving its first crop…

I met the farmers at the Buy Local event this winter which, while sponsored by the Balck Dollar Days Coalition, is a collaboration of many efforts by people of diverse backgrounds to support our locally based economy.

I was impressed by the goals of the farming effort and have spent some very pleasant hours with Lottie Cross at New Bethel hearing about her desire that our city children get their hands in the soil.

I don’t know if folks can come together to help. Just thought I’d make you all aware of what is going on.

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