Seattle Tilth on the lookout for volunteers to assist low income families

tilthSeattle Tilth is looking for local volunteers to assist in the annual Spring Into Bed, an annual garden building event and food justice celebration for families with low incomes.

The event will be held this Saturday, May 17, from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Crown Hill Park (9220 14th Ave NW).

Community members will be building ten organic vegetable gardens and also an edible pathway at Labateyah Youth Home in the Crown Hill.

This Saturday’s event is part of a larger effort of Seattle Tilth’s Just Garden Project which aims to build 50 food gardens for families with low incomes in 2014.

The Just Garden Project that works within the local community to build a just food system and culture of gardening for all people by building food gardens and providing garden education for families with low incomes.

“These gardens empower families to become self-sufficient, grow their own food and make healthier food choices,” writes Liza Burke from Seattle Tilth.

According to Seattle Tilth, the results of the Just Garden Project are already evident. In 2013, 92% of Just Garden gardeners reported eating more vegetables than before they had a garden. 74% of Just Garden gardeners also reported that they shared their garden yields with people outside of their immediate home or organization

Seattle Tilth needs 75 volunteers to make this Saturday’s event a success and are looking for locals to lend a hand! Volunteers will be gathering at Crown Hill Park for a day of building gardens, followed by a celebration with food, music and activities.

Click here to find out more information and to sign-up as a volunteer.

Photo courtesy of Seattle Tilth.

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