Thank you for joining Got Green for our Earth Day events on April 22! Whether you dug your hands into the soil at Nurturing Roots, put up posters across the South End, drew inspiration from the BLOC Party Assembly, or learned about the Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition’s work to advance health equity and climate justice at our community dialogue, we appreciate your continued support and engagement in building visionary solutions where working class communities of color thrive.
In case you missed it: Not able to attend our Earth Day events? No problem! South Seattle Emerald published a photo essay showcasing the work our community did throughout the day at Nurturing Roots. Visit the photo essay for pictures of how we celebrated throughout the day, which included chickens and cheerful children.
We invite you to continue supporting Got Green and our community partners by attending upcoming events and taking action!
Art and Poster Party with Got Green
When: May 29 from 2-4pm
Where: Othello Park (4351 S Othello St., Seattle, WA 98118)
Have you noticed these beautiful posters on telephone poles and community spaces across the South End? Got Green will be hosting a work party where people will have the option(s) to create art inspired by local organizing and/or put up more posters (ie: the one in this picture created by Marie Bouassi) to build momentum around our new campaign to stop displacement and build the future our families deserve.
Join us for powerful art, good company, laughter, and fun. Got Green will provide the art supplies and creative prompts around building toward a future where our communities have land, permanently affordable housing, living wage green jobs, healthy food, energy justice, and care. Additionally, we will bring poster and postering supplies. No artistic or postering experience necessary.
Take Action with Nurturing Roots!
Volunteer Opportunity: Do you feel energized from gardening with Nurturing Roots on Earth Day and want to continue supporting their community farm? Join Nurturing Roots for their volunteer work parties on Sundays 11am-3pm! Drop in and out at any time. All ages are welcome!
Take Action: Red Black & Green Barn Ranch is an underutilized parcel of land in Auburn — owned by Seattle Parks. Basketball star Elgin Baylor originally owned the 40-acres of land and transferred it to the City of Seattle to, among other things, host camps for inner-city children. But the parcel has been sitting vacant for multiple years.
Nurturing Roots Farm is leading a collaborative effort to transform the ranch into a Black-led farm, healing space, and foundation for youth empowerment. Organizing and working tirelessly with community partners for over a year, this incredible cause has gained thousands upon thousands of community allies in support. Help support activating 40 acres of vacant farm land to Nurturing Roots farm for Black agriculture.