Cascadia’s Urban Agriculture Program supports and supplies the technical assistance, training, education and infrastructure for community members to steward our urban
green spaces, on both public and private land. We believe that the act of growing food, flowers or animals in a city builds community, educates an urban public about the ecosystem and food system around them, connects people to nature, provides a source of local, healthy food choices and encourages an active citizenry who believes in stewarding our green spaces.
The Urban Agriculture Program supports urban agriculture enthusiasts in a number of ways:
- Provide - Our staff are available for technical assistance in answer questions or assisting in designing or planning your urban ag project including irrigation upgrades, permaculture, composting, raised beds and more! This includes supporting local groups who are interesting in developing community garden space, through both technical and financial assistance.
- Engage – Training and educational opportunities are offered quarterly on topics related to urban agriculture in the form of workshops and lectures (see our website for events!). We also partner with WSU Master Gardeners to support and promote their educational events. Cascadia has and is developing specific, urban ag educational brochures in both English and Spanish to address common urban ag questions and interests (see links attached).
- Educate - Provide hands on experience and educational opportunities for students and faculty through after school program, class projects and volunteer opportunities.
Please email the Urban Ag Program, Sandy Letzing at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information, and check our page for events and volunteer opportunities.