King County’s CHOMP! Summer Camp is a FREE virtual five-day event running August 24–28 right here on chomplocal.org. Each day CHOMP! will premiere video content for viewers to watch and participate in from home, including a look at a few of King County’s farmers, cooking demos, educational activities, performances, and much more! CHOMP!’s webpage will also feature a Resource Library including information on local farms and farmer’s markets, activities going on in King County, resources available to King County residents and anyone else who wants to join in.
The fun begins August 24, right here!
Thank you for joining us for the first ever virtual CHOMP! Summer Camp!
Check out the Summer Camp Videos tab to check out any videos you may have missed!
2020 CHOMP! Beneficiaries
Each year CHOMP! partners with a local organization working to improve access to healthy, locally grown food in King County. We are very excited to announce that we have two beneficiaries this year: the Black Farmers Collective and Wakulima USA
Black Farmers Collective
The Black Farmers Collective is a Black-led mutual aid network of BIPOC farmers, organizers, and leaders creating a food system for healthier communities. Our two sites include Yes Farm and four acres located out in Woodinville, both of which are part of our efforts for land acquisition, BIPOC farmer development, community building, educational programs, and growing food. We believe the key to a more sustainable, equitable future for communities of color requires addressing food insecurity and fighting for food sovereignty. Learn more at https://www.blackfarmerscollective.com/
WakulimaUSA is a farming collective focusing on cultural affirmation, widespread access to healthy food, and fostering the growth of farmers and food entrepreneurs. Wakulima, which means “farmers” in Swahili, promotes sustainable farming by using underutilized land, and transforming it into vibrant community spaces that can generate culturally relevant food and income for growers. WakulimaUSA engages all kinds of residents in the local community to get involved, and recognizes that for many people, gardening is therapeutic. Wakulima USA also hosts regular community gatherings for people to eat together and gain skills in not only farming, but in business and entrepreneurship. With these gatherings, Wakulima USA builds connections with other communities they live among and learn about their goals, creating more areas of collaboration and support. Learn more about Wakulima USA at https://www.wakulimausa.com/
Thanks to our 2020 Sponsors and Partners!
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