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Cameron and Heather Proudfoot's Contribution Page

Show Heather and Cameron your love and support with a contribution to Seattle Tilth in honor of their marriage and beloved Grandpa John!

Trellis & rainbarrelCameron and Heather deeply appreciate your generosity in honor and celebration of Heather’s grandfather, John Conrad. 

Grandpa John was a prolific gardener, literally and metaphorically.   From early spring through late fall, he prepared and nurtured the land, seeds, fledgling shoots and the gorgeous vegetables and flowers he grew.  Until he passed away in 2009 at the age of 95, the fresh, nutritious produce of his gardens fed her family and the families of his neighbors. His flowers showered them in beauty. 

From her grandfather, Heather learned the importance of remembering where we come from, that no matter what we start with, we can create something beautiful, that no matter how little we have, we should be generous, and that love, kindness, and hard work nurture the soul and enrich our lives.  All of Seattle Tilth programs reflect the values Heather’s grandfather imparted.  Through gardening, education, and employment opportunities, they are empowering the lives of the homeless and underserved.  Moreover, with the produce they harvest, Seattle Tilth is feeding thousands of people in need.  Cameron and Heather thank you so much for supporting these great opportunities.  

Unrestricted Gifts

Your unrestricted gift will allow Seattle Tilth to utilize your contribution towards the program with the highest need.

Education Programs

Seattle Tilth educates more than 10,000 adults and children in our classes each year. Your contribution will help provide scholarships for people who otherwise cannot afford to attend.  They will have the opportunity to learn how to garden organically, raise livestock, preserve food, raise bees, compost effectively and much more! Our education program also features five community learning gardens in Seattle and on the Eastside, teaching families how to grow food organically in their yards, containers or P-patches.

Seattle Youth Garden Works

Seattle Youth Garden Works empowers homeless and underserved youth through garden-based education and employment. Stop by the farm stand at the University District Farmers Market on Saturdays, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.!

Seattle Tilth Farm Works

Seattle Tilth is providing educational and farm business opportunities to immigrants, refugees and other underserved families in South King County through this “farm incubator” program. Participants attend farm and business trainings, tour neighboring farm operations and gain hands-on experience growing and harvesting food using organic practices.

Rainier Valley Eats Program

Seattle Tilth is coordinating various gardening opportunities around Southeast Seattle as a part of Rainier Valley Eats programs focusing on growing food. The primary gardening sites include the Rainier Beach Learning Garden, the Rainier Community Center Learning Garden and the Rainier Beach Urban Farm and Wetlands. In addition, Seattle Tilth is organizing many volunteer placements for the Rainier Valley Eats coalition and also offers regular gardening trainings in the Southeast Seattle area.

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