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Neighborhood Matching Fund

Beacon Food Forest Seeks Local Community Input to Design Gathering Plaza

Friends of Beacon Food Forest seek local community input for the design of a “Gathering Plaza.” The public forum will provide an opportunity for members of the local community to express their wishes and visions for a gathering plaza on the Beacon Food Forest site.  The public forum is being held at Jefferson Community Center, 3801 Beacon Ave S, Seattle, WA 98108, on Saturday, March 9 from 1:00 pm until 4:00 pm. Translation services provided with advance notice by email: foodforestvolunteer@gmail.com.

Facilitating the forum and providing design/build services is the University of Washington’s Neighborhood Design/Build Studio. Every spring the studio, comprised of university architecture students, undertakes a small community project in Seattle.

The opportunity to design and build the Gathering Plaza is made possible by a Seattle Department of Neighborhoods Neighborhood Matching Fund Large Project Fund Award. The goals of the department awards are to engage people in civic participation, foster stronger communities, make government more accessible, and preserve and enhance the character of Seattle’s neighborhoods.

Anyone wanting to attend the forum, learn more about the Beacon Food Forest or volunteer may visit the website at http://beaconfoodforest.weebly.com or contact the volunteer coordinator: foodforestvolunteer@gmail.com