about

WHO WE ARE

The Duvall Food Forest is a non-profit community organization, powered by volunteers, in-kind donations, and fiscal sponsorship from SnoValley Tilth, a registered 501(c)(3) organization. The following vision, mission, values, ethics, and design plan were the results of a six month community-centered design and planning process. 

 

our vision

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. 

 

our mission

We are creating an ecosystem that will provide habitat and an abundance of free food, medicine and more to the community.

 

We are building community by creating a beautiful place for people to come
together to learn, grow, relax, have fun, and be nourished.

 

We are educating ourselves and our community on how to be better stewards of the earth through hands-on experience, lectures, workshops, and educational content.

Values

Community and connection

Education and role-modeling

Play

Health and healing

Security

Biodiversity

Ownership, stewardship, and conservation

Habitat building

Job creation

Creating a tourist destination

Beauty

Acts of gathering

Kindness

Family

Tranquility

History

Anchoring our agricultural heritage

Daydreaming

Purity

Wonder

Respect​

Ethics

Earth care - Respect all life

People care - We are all family

Share the surplus - Give what you can

design plan

 

THE LAND
 

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.

THE team

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jeff davis

Founder

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.  

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mark weiss

board member: treasurer

Bio coming soon.

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sarah cassidy

board member

Bio coming soon.

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MAtt Jernigan

board member

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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will rak

board member

Bio coming soon.

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alana mccoy

board member

Bio coming soon.

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natalie rivera-booth

board member

Bio coming soon.

Action is hope.

there is no hope without action.

Ray Bradbury

contact us

We love meeting new people and sharing ideas. Send a message using the form below. If you want to receive regular news updates, subscribe to our newsletter using the form at the very bottom left of this page. Thank you!

Phone

(949) 940-6409

Physical Address

26524 NE Cherry Valley Rd. 

Duvall, WA 98019
 

Mailing Address

PO Box 332

Duvall, WA 98019

 

The Duvall Food Forest is creating a model for environmental stewardship, while nourishing community, and participating in a sustainable food economy.

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