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By The Skanner News
Published: 30 June 2016

High Point and NewHolly Farm Stands Open This Week

The High Point and NewHolly Farm Stands open for the season this week. The farm stands offer produce picked fresh from the P-Patch market gardens and grown by low-income residents of the High Point and NewHolly Seattle Housing Authority (SHA) neighborhoods. The hours of operation are 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. The locations are:

  • High Point Farm Stand (32nd Ave. SW and SW Juneau Street) open Wednesdays from June 29 to September 28.
  • NewHolly Farm Stand (S. Holly Park Dr. between 40th Ave. S. and Rockery Dr. S.) open Fridays from July 1 to September 30.

Both farm stands accept EBT cards and participate in Fresh Bucks which doubles consumers’ first $10 spent on the card. Come see the gardens, meet the farmers, and enjoy their fresh produce.

The High Point Farm Stand will again host ROAR, the mobile farm stand that sells produce to neighborhoods with limited access to healthy food. The food is grown by local farmers across Puget Sound.

Seattle P-Patch Market Gardens is a program of Seattle Department of Neighborhoods P-Patch Community Gardening Program to support low-income gardeners and their neighborhoods. Its mission is to establish safe, healthy communities and economic opportunity through Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) and farm stand enterprises. To learn more, visit seattle.gov/neighborhoods/p-patch-community-gardening/market-gardens.


Rainier Beach Library to Host Community Discussion on Sexual Assault

MyAsia's Bookclub and Emily Imani DeAngel are coordinating a community discussion on sexual abuse and sexual assault, taking place from 3 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. July 2 at the Rainier Beach Library. All are welcome.

Participants will hold an open dialogue to learn from each other how sexual assault and abuse affects victims’ self-esteem and mental health.

For more information, call (206) 730-8660 or EMAIL [email protected]

Emily Imani is a counselor and health Educator, and MyAsia runs the Sister Survivors Support Group.

49 studio apartments on three upper floors, including units for 20 homeless young adults with YouthCare providing supportive services.

The project is named for racial justice champion Marion West, who along with her husband, helped break the color barrier in the U-District by housing African Americans and students of color in the 1950s.

YouthCare executive director Melinda Giovengo said, “Supportive housing where young people can build independence is a critical component of ending homelessness for young people. The opening of 20 new private apartment units managed by YouthCare in Marion West heralds YouthCare’s first expansion in housing for young adults in nearly two decades. We are proud to partner with LIHI and build on our long history of providing young people experiencing homelessness with the housing and wraparound services necessary to gain safety, build stability, and work towards their full potential.”

“KeyBank is deeply proud to help LIHI and the University District Food Bank provide much-needed housing and services for homeless youth and low-wage individuals and families,” says Aubré Dickson, Vice President for KeyBank Community Development Lending & Investment. “And because support services are so vital to the new residents’ success, the food bank under a shared roof is a spectacular advantage.” At the opening event, KeyBank will present two gifts: a $10,000 check to LIHI's Supportive Services Department and welcome baskets filled with household and personal supplies for each new young resident.

Funding sources for the housing includes City of Seattle, King County, Washington State Department of Commerce, Impact Capital and HUD. KeyBank provided construction financing for the food bank and housing. The Washington State Housing Finance Commission provided the 9% tax credit allocation and the National Equity Fund (NEF) provided tax credit equity. Seattle Housing Authority (SHA) is providing rental assistance for the homeless individuals. A donation from the Wyncote NW Foundation enabled LIHI to purchase the land.

When: Tuesday, June 21st at 10:30am
Where: 5019 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle, 98105
Architects: Runberg Architecture Group
Contractor: BNBuilders
Event Sponsors: BNBuilders, KeyBank, National Equity Fund

To RSVP or for info, contact Aaron at [email protected]  For more information about the Low Income Housing Institute, please visit www.LIHI.org


For more Seattle and Portland area events, see the Community Calendar.

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