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Breaking ground on an urban farm for the needy on Beacon Hill, Seattle

beaconPhoto by Erika Schultz/ The Seattle Times
Becky Warner (center, with tiller), a former software engineer, works with Alleycat Acres volunteers at a plot of land the group is developing into a neighborhood-focused urban farm on Beacon Hill. Warner is pursuing a career change into agriculture.

Alleycat Acres, a new urban-farming collective that ultimately hopes to turn bits of unused land into food sources for needy Seattle residents, kicked off its efforts on a plot across from Beacon Hill’s Jefferson Golf Course.

By Marc Ramirez
Feb 28, 2010
Seattle Times

Excerpt:

The seeds were planted with enthusiasm, sweat and bright-eyed optimism. Task by task on a sunny springlike Sunday, volunteers stepped up on a plot of land across from Beacon Hill’s Jefferson Golf Course.

Someone to help build a retaining wall? Check. Someone to smooth over beds of composted soil? Check.

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March 1, 2010   Comments Off on Breaking ground on an urban farm for the needy on Beacon Hill, Seattle