City University student team builds raised vegetable beds for Fircrest residents

Saturday, September 22, 2012

SIFE team building raised beds for a low-income family

A City University of Seattle student team built raised vegetable beds for a Fircrest residents on “International Day of Peace,” September 21.

To celebrate peace day, students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) of City University of Seattle, in partnership with Just Garden Project, built four raised garden beds and four rain barrels for Fircrest Residential and Habilitation Center, home for 200 people with developmental disabilities. The Lowe’s Community Improvement grant funded the raised bed project.

SIFE provides starter plants, seeds, and soil

SIFE will provide materials such as starter plants, seeds and soil, lumber and rain barrels. SIFE will build and prepare the raised beds and rain barrels. From January 2012 to June 2012, SIFE City University of Seattle and Just Garden Project have built 27 raised beds for low-income families, including one for disabled access, and three raised beds for a low-income community center.

Four raised beds like these were built for Fircrest residents
SIFE CityU believes every person has the right to equal access to fresh, nutritious, and organic food. 

Thus, we developed this event to empower communities for a more sustainable future; we understand that there can be no sustainable future without a sustainable peace. So, SIFE CityU will celebrate that day to demonstrate practical acts of peace as an example for other organizations.


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