vision and mission
Our vision is to create model for environmental stewardship in the heart of Western Washington, while nourishing the community and participating in a new economy.
We pursue this vision by focusing on:
Ecosystems - by developing and stewarding ecosystems, providing habitat and
producing an abundance of food, fuel, medicine and fiber.
Community - by creating fun, interactive, and beautiful places for people to come
together, learn, grow, and be nourished.
Education - by providing transformational learning experiences for all people that
promote land stewardship practices.
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.
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. You can explore more of his work here.
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26524 NE Cherry Valley Rd.
Duvall, WA 98019
PO Box 332
Duvall, WA 98019