©2019 by The Duvall Food Forest. All Rights Reserved.

WELCOME

 

Our vision is to create model for environmental stewardship in the heart of Western Washington, while nourishing the community and participating in a sustainable food economy. 

 

We pursue this vision by focusing on:

Ecosystems -- by developing and stewarding an ecosystem, providing habitat and
producing an abundance of food, fuel, medicine and fiber.

Community -- by creating a fun, interactive, and beautiful place for people to come
together, learn, grow, and be fed.

Education -- by providing transformational learning experiences for all people to
promote land stewardship

 

THE LAND
 

The land was historically the home of the Snoqualmie Native Americans. Today, the city owns this one half acre plot, located adjacent to The Historic Dougherty Farmstead at 26524 NE Cherry Valley Rd, Duvall, WA 98019. In 1910, the Dougherty Family moved their house up the hill and lived there until Leo Dougherty died in 1983. In 1985, the Duvall Historical Society started working on preserving the house, with a lease from the Catholic Archdiocese who owned the house upon Leo Dougherty's death. In 1997, King County purchased the 26 remaining acres with open space funds and gave it to the city of Duvall. From 2010 to 2016, Alana McCoy, project manager for the city of Duvall, stewarded the one acre of land and grew food with the community. From 2016 to 2019, Kyle Koch, natural movement instructor, stewarded the land and gathered community to create pathways, hugelkulture beds, and plant fruit trees and herbs.

 

Today, we are creating a beautiful future for this place and it's people, based on the diverse, abundant, and gracious support of the past. You can learn more about the fascinating history of this particular place by visiting The Duvall Historical Society.

THE PEOPLE

Jeff Davis

  

Jeff Davis has almost a decade of experience in environmental education and land stewardship. He has worked throughout California, Costa Rica, Hawaii, and Washington to design, install, and maintain various edible landscapes and sustainable human settlements. He is also a painter, poet, and illustrator who believes in the power of beauty. 

WHAT WE OFFER

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Work PArties

Spend the day connecting to self, nature, and community through tending the land together. The first and third Saturday of the month, 10am to 2pm, then potluck lunch. All ages and skill levels welcome. Come rain or shine

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Community Garden Plots

Grow food with community in a beautiful location. We have raised bed garden plots available for lease, $65 per bed, beginning April 2020. Contact us for information and application. 

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Workshops and events

Learn by doing, and connect with your community. Stay tuned for information about upcoming hands-on educational workshops and special community events. 

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design and consultation

Every home can grow food, medicine, and more. We can help you get clarity. A one hour site visit for $100 includes a summary of observations, design suggestions, resources, and quick sketch. 

 

Action is hope.

there is no hope without action.

Ray Bradbury

JOIN US

There are many ways to get involved and help us make a beautiful place together.

 

join the community conversations

Join us for this series of fun, educational, and engaging meetings and contribute your voice to the design and planning phase of this project. We meet every fourth Monday, beginning October 28th, 2019 through April 27th, 2020 at The Grange Cafe. 

Join the conversation!

contact us

Curious to learn more? We'd love to hear from you!

Physical Address

26524 NE Cherry Valley Rd. 

Duvall, WA 98019
 

Mailing Address

PO Box 332

Duvall, WA 98019

Phone

(949) 940-6409