The Palouse region of eastern Washington and northern Idaho grows lentils and wheat of international demand, and is also home to countless small farms who work with local restaurants and farmers markets. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, many avenues for distribution and income have disappeared or have been severely constricted.
Harvest VISTA Anastasia Ryseff serves at the International Rescue Committee (IRC) New Roots Program. New Roots at the IRC Seattle works with refugee, immigrant and vulnerable communities in South King County to improve food access and community wellness. New Roots provides individuals and families space…
Food accessibility and sovereignty is crucial during this because convenience has dissipated and overridden the average individual’s ability and knowledge to produce and prepare their own food. A large number of individuals haven’t been exposed or taught traditional means of cooking or growing.
Cooking Connections; Partnerships to Promote Emotional Wellbeing Among Senior Refugee and Immigrant Communities19.02.2020 in Harvest Blog, International Rescue Committee, Washington state
On an icy afternoon in January, the Namaste Garden’s senior Bhutanese refugee community members gathered at St. Thomas Church in Tukwila, WA to attend a cooking class.
Restoring a historic, 40-year-old pear tree orchard to help increase access to fresh food in Vancouver05.02.2020 in Harvest Blog, Harvest VISTA, Slow Food SW WA, Washington state
Learn about Foley Park, one of the largest orchards that Urban Abundance helps steward, in Lynsey Horne’s blog post.
Benji created the first comprehensive food resource list in Clallam County and has brought together multiple partners to form a new weekly meal program.
Sending out thank you cards, pruning trees, and public outreach at Good Cheer Food Bank.
Harvest VISTA Benji shares his experience with developing and implementing a gleaning process event that resulted in 55 lbs of applesauce that were donated to a local food bank.