Experience #2 - Urban Farming
Seattle Tilth, Seattle, WA
Let's urban farm! In the heart of the city, near the University of Washington, there's a vibrant, ever-growing plot of row crops that are tended by volunteers, including at-risk youth. It's been around for nearly 20 years, yet not many know about this innovative effort. Seattle Tilth celebrates food that's kind to the earth, fair for farmers and good for you.
Maria Hines (Tilth, Agrodolce, Golden Beetle) and Tamara Murphy (Terra Plata) are pioneers of the farm-to-table dining movement, supporting local producers long before it was trendy. They'll share their stories about how they got hooked on this craft. Chefs will prepare a special dish using Seattle Tilth's local resources and celebrate sustainable agriculture.
Amy Pennington is a cook, an author and an urban farmer. She is the author of Urban Pantry: Tips and Recipes for a Thrifty, Sustainable and Seasonal Kitchen, Apartment Gardening, Apples from Harvest to Table, and Fresh Pantry. Amy runs GoGo Green Garden, an urban farming service specializing in organic edible gardens for homes and businesses and is here to share her wisdom and celebrate urban farming.
Featured Washington Wines:
Washington State winemakers from Seattle Urban Wineries will join and pair wines from their portfolio with the offerings of Chef Maria and Chef Tamara.
Transportation is not provided for this experience. Directions and parking information to follow.