Sustainable Renton Community Farm
Sustainable Renton Community Farm (SRCF) is a project of Sustainable Renton whose mission is to foster a healthier community and planet. SRCF broke ground in April of 2013 after an agreement was made with a local church to use their land to make a community garden. We offered 24 10 x 20 plots available for gardening throughout the year. The garden filled up fast and we are currently compiling a waiting list for next season. Two of the beds are dedicated to growing food for a local effort that prepares hot meals for those in need every night of the week. We grew approximately 500 lbs of food in our first season towards this effort. One plot is dedicated as a children's garden, constructed for education, play and raw food eating. Two plots are currently growing greens for a local restaurant. We also offer one plot on a scholarship and anyone needing a sliding scale to help them afford the experience of gardening can apply and it will be granted.
We offer educational workshops throughout the season for donation. Examples of workshops we held this year are a hugelkultur workshop, How to Build a Pallet Board Shed workshop, pickling workshop, soap making workshop, seed saving workshop, permaculture workshop, seed exchange and a winter gardening workshop.
It is our hope to expand the garden and all of its endeavors. We would like to grow more food for the hunger projects in our town. We would like to cultivate relationships with the local elementary schools and offer a vehicle for students to get their hands dirty and learn how to grow their own food. We would like to expand our space to make more gardening beds available to the community.
KGI is a nonprofit community of over 30,000 people who are growing some of our own food and helping others to do the same.
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Kitchen Gardeners International
3 Powderhorn Drive,
Scarborough, ME, 04074, USA