Age Minimum (with Adult): 18+, Minimum Age:18+
The Common Acre Board Member
The Common Acre begins with the soil. Our mission is to restore relationships between people and the land through ecology, agriculture, and art. We reconnect humans with nature through the medium of food and seek to restore a living food system that feeds our minds and nourishes our communities. Our collaborative programs transform marginalized land into biodiverse pollinator habitat and community gardens, which in turn create space for inspirational cultural convenings. We also partner with scientists to improve our understanding of native pollinator ecosystems and feed that research back into our restoration work.
We believe urban food systems are key to creating healthy communities. Food is more than what we eat: it’s a medium through which we can connect, both mentally and physically, to our neighbors and our surroundings. Our health comes from the soil, and the pollinators that complete the growing process. We bring people closer to their food and each other through a network of community farms and wild bee habitat projects.
We're excited to be working responsively to the COVID-19 crisis with our 4 urban farms on public land! We are increasing production and produce donation impacts by partnering with Seattle Community Kitchen and developing pop-up contact free distribution events - in addition to continuing to work with our network of 6 partner food banks and meal programs. We're seeking dedicated board members who can commit to monthly (remote) meetings and take an active role in ad hoc committees as we work through this new strategy. We have a particular need for fundraising during this time. The annual ask from board members is $1000, either cash, in-kind or donations from people and organizations which the board member solicits.
We are particularly seeking individuals who have the following lived or professional experience:
- representative of or connected to communities in South Seattle and King County
- Arts, design, culture
- Food systems
- Events production
- Youth 18-21
- Contract negotiation
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