Sure, sure, we’ve all read how the Obamas are getting in on the Victory garden action, digging up a patch of the White House lawn to plant veggies (and, we were pleased to note, install two bee hives). But come on, Wallingford has been getting its garden on for ages. And not just peas and carrots.
David R over in West Wallingford has chickens in his backyard, as do the folks just south of the McDonald School on Latona and the folks on Burke above 41st. We’ve got two hives of bees in our backyard (see our latest post on the Hive Mind Bee Blog for an update on how that’s going) and we know Emily down by the transfer station has some hives of her own.
It gets us to wondering: what all types of menageries are there in Wallingford? Bees, chickens…goats? Ducks? Who wants to swap eggs for honey? We encourage you to use the Wallyhood Urban Farming Forum to chat about it.
On a related note, Amy S. recently wrote us to let us know that there is a Seattle Urban Farm Coop mailing list underway, with the intent of creating a cooperative store:
The Seattle Urban Farm Co-op is a community-based project to start a co-op to purchase supplies for urban farmers in the Seattle area.
Our focus will be on obtaining supplies such as animal feed, fertilizers, mulch, seeds, etc., from local & organic sources. We are also promoting the ideas & values of sustainable living. We hope to collaborate with organizations such as “Urban Grange” & “Seattle Tilth” by providing a place for tool & resource sharing, educational classes, community information, etc.
Visit the Seattle Urban Farm Coop Yahoo Group page for more info.