Freeway Estates Community Orchard (FECO) is a neighborhood attempt to create a productive, attractive, and peaceful space on public property. Neighbors and friends are working together to create a desirable community asset from an underutilized piece of land.
Our ongoing project shows that residents of Seattle can create opportunities for urban agriculture, consistent with the Seattle Food Action Plan. They are creating a destination for area residents to experience beauty, sit quietly, enjoy the plants and produce, learn about urban food production, meet each other and gather for neighborhood events. This project offers a way for neighbors to bond to enhance neighborhood stability and security.
The space is 12,500 square feet and located next to I-5, near the corner of NE 60th St and 6th Avenue NE in Seattle.
The land is owned by the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT).