Teach Out! Engaging our Local Food Cycle
Sat. May 8, 10 – 3pm
optional celebration 4-8pm
AN OPPORTUNITY TO LEARN ABOUT AND WORK FOR A LOCAL COMMUNITY GARDEN – JOIN THE GUIDED BIKE RIDE, OR CAR-POOL! Coordinated by the Food Justice Project of the Community Alliance for Global Justice
First Teach-out Event of 2010! Spring into Bed!
Spring into Bed is a city-wide garden-building event and day of grassroots action. All over the city, individuals and community members will revitalize or build gardens, and volunteers will help create ten subsidized “food justice gardens” for low-income communities. Teach Out participants will help in one of these food justice gardens, working with residents of the Croft Place Townhomes in Seattle’s Delridge neighborhood to create raised vegetable beds. Croft Place Townhomes is an affordable housing project of the Delridge Neighborhoods Development Association. Home to twenty-one families, its design promotes community building and sustainability. After the work is done, we will carpool and bike to the celebration at Seattle Central Community College!
Please note, space is limited, so RSVP’s are required. To RSVP, or for more information, please email Molly at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will send you directions and bike route details upon receiving your RSVP, as well as information about what to wear and bring. All activities will be appropriate for children and we can work out disability accommodations if needed.
Other ways to get involved in Spring into Bed!
–Sign-Up: Visit www.springintobed.org to volunteer your time and expertise with other gardeners in the area. When you sign up you will be contacted by one of the volunteer coordinators who will give you the address of a garden in your area that needs your help. We have gardens ranging from urban farms to back yard garden beds through out the city.
–Show-Up at one of 3 Volunteer Hubs: CAGJ is coordinating 3 drop-in sites and Volunteer Hubs. You can show up at anytime between 10-2 and we will put you to work, or we will give you the address of a site that needs your help. South: Delridge (CAGJ Teach-out Site): 6701 21st Avenue Southwest, Seattle, WA 98106; Central: Ground Up: 825 Yesler Way; North: Ravenna Eckstein Community Center Garden, near 21st Ave NE and NE 68th St.
-Garden-up: You could even participate by spending time in your own garden, gather some friends and have a day dedicated to building your garden for your own food and to donate food to the local food banks. We want to know if you are doing this so please visit the website to let us know if you are gardening in your own backyard.