The Little Red Hen project will provide the underserved Delridge community with a way to grow,maintain, cook, and preserve sustainable backyard food. Their first fundraiser is set for the West Seattle Nursery on Oct. 27 at 1pm.

Little Red Hen Project aims to bring back yard food to Delridge

The Little Red Hen Project, a new Seattle Tilth fiscally sponsored program located in the heart of the Delridge food desert at the Delridge Community Center is staging their first annual fall fundraiser after the Junction Harvest fest Oct. 27.

Organizer Jenn Dowell said, "We'll be just up the street at the West Seattle Nursery. Our event begins at 1, so there is just a one hour overlap. There will be a raffle of gifts from local businesses and we have some great classes scheduled. "

The West Seattle Nursery is located at 5275 California Ave. S.W.

The Little Red Hen Project will provide the underserved Delridge community with a way to grow, maintain, cook, and preserve sustainable back yard food the organizers said.

Dowell explained, "We have begun work at the DCC with the teens program and will continue our progress by encouraging community members to enter our teaching program to learn how to grow their own food. With the support of the Seattle Master Gardeners program, we have access to Seattlites in the Master Gardener program who are completing their volunteer hours by contributing to our need for strong teachers."

The group's mission is to help eradicate the food desert in the Delridge corridor by working in tandem with the Delridge Produce Co-op (now called the Delridge Grocery) to bring fresh healthy choices to West Seattle. These are the same core group of people who successfully accomplished the Roxhill Castle Park rebuild.

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