CDFA and King County partner to explore innovative funding for food system infrastructure

A new partnership between King County and the Council of Development Finance Agencies (CDFA) aims to identify innovative solutions for funding food system infrastructure projects in our region. Unfortunately, much of the regional infrastructure needed to grow our local food economy no longer exists or is not appropriately scaled to meet the needs of small producers. To meet the growing demand for local products, farmers and food entrepreneurs require appropriately scaled food system infrastructure. … More CDFA and King County partner to explore innovative funding for food system infrastructure

The essential ingredients for growing farms: collaboration and getting to know people

In early 2018, King County and its partners launched the Working Farmland Partnership (WFP) to connect farmland owners with farmers looking to establish or expand their business. We interviewed Melissa Borsting, King County Project/Program Manager focused on the WFP, to better understand what the WFP means for local food, how the partnership works, and the successes and challenges faced by this project so far. … More The essential ingredients for growing farms: collaboration and getting to know people

Green space for all: King County moves to speed up open space investments and improve access

Across the street from a grassy private lot fenced off with razor wire, kids play tag in a gray concrete Tukwila parking lot, sometimes dodging honking cars and making the apartment manager nervous about his liability. The closest park playground is a hot 20-minute summer walk from the apartment building along busy arterials. These kids … More Green space for all: King County moves to speed up open space investments and improve access

King County Land Conservation Initiative: 65,000 acres to sustain us

Half a million King County residents don’t have easy access to a park, trail or to green space. Think about that for a minute. View the Land Conservation Initiative Story Map In a county world-renowned for its amazing outdoor possibilities – its Cascade Mountains, mighty forestlands, lush farmlands providing local food, salmon-bearing streams and rivers, … More King County Land Conservation Initiative: 65,000 acres to sustain us

Share your photos for Earth Day and be entered to win I Love the 90’s Tour concert tickets

This Earth Day, we want to see your vision of green – through your photographs. We’re looking for photographers to capture what makes King County so special – its natural beauty. Share your photo to be entered to win a pair (2 tickets) to the I love the 90’s Tour with Salt-N-Pepa, Vanilla Ice, Sir … More Share your photos for Earth Day and be entered to win I Love the 90’s Tour concert tickets

A love letter to King County’s natural environment, parks and open space

We got this idea for doing a collection of love notes to our region’s natural resources from the local publication, The Evergrey. They wrote a love letter to Seattle. Reading that letter as inspiration, we put a call out for submissions for love notes about what residents appreciate most about our region’s natural environment, parks … More A love letter to King County’s natural environment, parks and open space