Bellevue Lake Hills Farm 1608 156th Ave SE, Bellevue
Posted on February 23, 2018 / 901
Site Type : City-Owned Property
Location : Bellevue
Soil Type : Native Soil
Amendments : Cedar Grove

As part of the Lake Hills Connector in Bellevue, Farmer Frog has been working in collaboration with local residents since April 2015, to create a 2.7 acre urban farm.   They are working to establish an edible forest garden with fruit trees and edible shrubs alongside demonstration plots of delectable vegetables.   The group works hard to keep the nearby delicate wetlands ecosystem in balance while showcasing important lessons in how our food is grown to area school children and families strolling along the connector trail.

Harvest from the site provides fresh, affordable, sustainably grown local food. The farm supplies the food for our Good Food Treasure Box program, it is sold at farmers markets, and distributed to people who help at the farm.

For More Information/Schedule a Tour/Volunteer Opportunities

Zsophia Pasztor

425-210-5541

 

Because the area has historically been farmland with a high water table and thick with canary grass, the soil is rich in organic matter.  With the addition of donated Cedar Grove compost to create raised planting areas, Bellevue Lake Hills Farm has not experienced any adverse growing issues.  Consistent irrigation, however, is an issue and the Farm is looking to finance a water meter installation closer to the garden areas.

Have you had your soil tested?  KCD offers 5 FREE soil tests to qualified King County residents (visit KCD’s website for details).

Do you have a story of volunteering or growing at Bellevue Lake Hills Farm?  Contact Melissa.Tatro@kingcd.org to share your story. 

Features
Community Garden
Cooking Demonstrations
CSA
Farm Stand
Food Access/Food Bank
Food Forest
Hügelkultur
Individual Garden Spaces
Learning Garden
Market Garden
Pollinator Garden
Value Added Market Garden/Food Product
Melissa

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