Starting in 2010, we launched “Spring into Bed” a garden building day where 10 sets of raised beds were built in 1 weekend. That evolved into Just Garden. We have built over 300 gardens since 2011 for many people from all walks of life in both private and public places. The common belief Just Garden has is that ALL PEOPLE deserve the right and ability to grow their own food for the families and communities; this should not be reserved for the wealthy.
The organization has morphed as time, energy, and money allowed, from a community program, to a fiscally sponsored program, to an official program of Tilth Alliance, back to a community program on a Thumb drive in 2017. Now we are building gardens again. We still believe everyone should have ability and knowledge to grow food, and Food is Power.
How we build a just food system and a culture of gardening for all people
We build connections between people who want to learn to garden, and people who can help them out, including help with the resource$ needed. Lumber, soil, seeds and starts all come from somewhere, and we help coordinate that. We are operating out of three hubs where our members have existing gardening networks, to start. Maybe someday Just Garden will exist in every city in the world! But for now we want to work with low income neighbors in or near to: 1. Rainier Beach, Seattle 2. Crown Hill, Seattle 3. Deer Park/Spokane.