Alleycat Acres is a urban farming collective that aims to reconnect people with food. To achieve this, we create community-run farms on under utilized urban spaces.

a model worth learning from .. and following, too:

From January to August, check out the progress of our farming project in 2 minutes! 

Alleycat Acres is a urban farming collective that aims to reconnect people with food. To achieve this, we create community-run farms on under utilized urban spaces.
By farming the cityscape, we are helping to create solutions that address a number of issues facing our communities. Our urban farms lay the groundwork to enable anyone to join in the process of what we refer to as Farming 2.0: cultivating food, relationships, and a connection to our land in an urban setting.

Food is more than what we eat: it’s a medium through which we can forge intimate, meaningful relationships between people and place. Farming is a medium that reconnects us, both mentally and physically, to our surroundings. Our entire operation is based on the collective belief that urban food systems are key in creating healthy communities.

In an era where the automobile is king, we opt to use bikes as our mode of transportation. By challenging the existing paradigms around food production and transportation, we are creating alternative methods to show just how much can be accomplished when we collectively roll up our sleeves and work side by side.

Together, we can plant seeds of change. 

(oh yeah, check out our bio's here)

https://www.facebook.com/AlleycatAcres

Alleycat Acres: Urban Farming Collective

 

Community Page about Urban agriculture · Seattle, Washington

Basic Information

Founded
2009
Location
About
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Description Founded in late 2009, the all volunteer team behind the organization work with land owners within Seattle and convert unused space into community run farms in an effort to connect people, produce and place. Currently, the steering committee is comprised of 5 people who work with a number of individuals + organizations who are the heart and soul of the organization.

In a short two years, more than 400 individuals have contributed over 2,000 hours to grow more than 2,000 pounds of food — that feeds everyone who had helped grow it and who live in the surrounding neighborhood. In addition, CAMP and the Beacon Avenue Food Bank are current partners where the famers donate extra produce to via bicycle.

We strive to find innovative ways to put “culture” back into agriculture, connect urban + rural agriculture, and use bikes as often as possible because, quite frankly, vegetables love going for rides on them (and so do we). Our farms provide platforms for diverse communities to converge, building strong relationships with a coalition of people and partner organizations who are committed to social and environmental change.

We’re guided by the philosophy of Ubuntu — “I am because you are” — our organization exists, our farms flourish — all because of the collective work everyone pitches in. Our farms, our work isn’t just ours; it’s yours, too.

Awards
2011 Green Globe Award: Leader in Sustainable Agriculture & Biosolid Recycling
Parking
Street
Public Transit
Beacon Hill: Route 36 and/or Light Rail; 3656 24th Ave S. (Beacon Ave S. + S. Spokane)

Central District: Route 2, 22nd & Union

MLK: Route 8, on MLK + Cherry. (Or Route 2 to MLK + Union & walk)

Email
Phone

http://www.alleycatacres.com/2009/12/who-are-we.html
alleycat acres
@alleycat_acres seattle, washington
an urban farming collective in the emerald city.
http://www.alleycatacres.com/
Alleycat Acres is a urban farming collective that aims to reconnect people with food. To achieve this, we create community-run farms on under utilized urban spaces.
 

The GOOD Outdoors: Crop Mob

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Clearing fields. Planting. Harvesting by hand. Small, sustainable farms require lots of backbreaking work and farmers are often overwhelmed. That's where Alleycat Acres comes in. Alleycat Acres is a network of aspiring farmers who organize using social networking tools and then descend on local farms to lend a collective hand. It gives people a chance to get to know their community—and their food—and helps keep sustainable farming sustainable.

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