WHO WE ARE
The Duvall Food Forest is a non-profit community organization, founded in 2020. We are powered by volunteers, in-kind donations, and fiscal sponsorship from SnoValley Tilth, a registered 501(c)(3) organization. Our mission, values, ethics, and design plan was born out of a six month series of community-centered design and planning meetings.
To create a model for environmental stewardship while the nourishing community.
Community and connection
Education and role-modeling
Health and healing
Ownership, stewardship, and conservation
Creating a tourist destination
Acts of gathering
Anchoring our agricultural heritage
Earth care - Respect all life
People care - We are all family
Share the surplus - Give what you can
We acknowledge that we are on the Indigenous Land of Coast Salish peoples who have reserved treaty rights to this land, specifically the Snoqualmie Indian Tribe (sdukʷalbixʷ). We thank these caretakers of this land who have lived, and continue to live, here since time immemorial.
The city of Duvall is the legal owner of 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 worked throughout California, Costa Rica, Hawaii, and Washington for almost a decade in the fields of environmental education and permaculture design, installation, and maintenance. In addition to this experience, he brings his creativity as an interdisciplinary artist to the organization. You can view his personal work here.
Matt Jernigan has worked in sustainable agriculture and the local food movement for the past several years in North Carolina, Southern Mexico, Missouri, and Washington. He brings together experience in public health, permaculture, and community organizing to help promote resilient local communities. He received a permaculture design certificate from the Possibility Alliance and just completed a program in Holistic Landscape Design and Permaculture at Bastyr University.
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26524 NE Cherry Valley Rd.
Duvall, WA 98019
PO Box 332
Duvall, WA 98019
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