$2.8M Expansion Starts at 7-Acre Urban Farm in Rainier Beach

$2.8M Expansion Starts at 7-Acre Urban Farm in Rainier Beach

Construction has begun on a $2.8 million expansion project at a seven-acre urban farm in the Rainier Beach neighborhood of South Seattle.

The massive overhaul of the former Atlantic City Nursery includes an organic farm, a children’s learning garden, outdoor and indoor class spaces, a community gathering space, greenhouses, orchards, apiaries, chicken coops, protected wetlands, park amenities and a connection to Beer Sheva Park. It will be completed in April 2017.

The farm plans to ultimately engage 5,000 community members and produce more than 20,000 pounds of fresh fruits and vegetables annually, to be distributed primarily to Rainier Valley residents.

Project improvements include a “farm to table” experience, new classroom, commercial kitchen, office space and improved access.

Programming will be scaled back during construction and access will be limited on the farm.

Key partners Seattle Parks and Recreation, Friends of Rainier Beach Urban Farm and Wetlands, Seattle Tilth and Seattle Parks Foundation.

rainierbeachurbanfarmPhoto/Rainier Beach Urban Farm and Wetlands

 

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