March 07, 2009 - 07:00 AM
(photo from goskagit.com) Imagine corn stalks, green bean vines and sunflowers basking in the sun in this vacant lot behind Skagit County education specialist Callie Martin, left, Beat the Heat members Evelyn Adams and Betty Carteret, city Operations / Forest Lands Manager Jonn Lunsford, and Beat members Casey Bazewick and Kristi Hein. It could all happen this summer as the organizations have combined forces to start a community garden on land behind San Juan Lanes.
That program has a strong focus on community building and become a major proponent of food security and a source of fresh produce to local food banks, Carteret said. It has also broadened to include a nonprofit trust that today supports the program financially and purchases properties for more gardens. And it was instrumental in getting community gardens written into Seattle’s comprehensive plan.
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Skagit Beat the Heat members were so successful in one of their many goals, they’ll be getting $2,000 to help with the next one.