Across King County, there are gardens on rooftops, behind buildings, and nestled in unused parking lots. These spaces draw people from their apartments, homes, and living spaces. People connect with the land—even in the most unlikely of places.
Community gardens are a public good. They provide greenspaces in concrete jungles. They help combat food insecurity by providing fresh produce to those with limited access. They offer a sense of community, from providing educational opportunities for kids to donations to food banks.
Here’s a bird’s eye view into community gardens around King County and the work they are doing. It’s more than soil and seeds: https://arcg.is/0buLjO
You can also check out what our partners at the King Conservation District are up to as they support neighborhoods in building the best community gardens. https://kingcd.org/programs/better-communities/community-agriculture/