©2019 by The Duvall Food Forest. All Rights Reserved.

WELCOME

 

We have a vision of a healthy, beautiful, and abundant world for all beings to enjoy. Together, we are creating a model for stewardship of Western Washington's environment, while participating in the new economy, and nourishing the community.

 

We are pursuing this mission by creating a healthy forest ecosystem that produces an abundance of non-timber forest products, nourishing our community with healthy, organic and local food, and providing transformational educational opportunities along the way. 

 

THE PROJECT

In August 2019, the city of Duvall released a request for proposals for a person(s) to use and manage one acre and eighteen acres of farm land, adjacent to the historic Dougherty Farmstead at 26524 NE Cherry Valley Rd, Duvall, WA 98019. A proposal was submitted that included some of the concepts shared here. The city responded with a thumbs up and noncontractual support!


We are currently in the process of visioning and organizing passionate and committed individuals to join our founding team.

THE LAND
 

The land was historically the home of the Snoqualmie Native Americans. 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 PEOPLE

Jeff Davis

  

Jeff Davis has almost a decade of experience in environmental education and land stewardship. He has worked throughout California, Costa Rica, Hawaii, and Washington to design, install, and maintain various edible landscapes and sustainable human settlements. In addition, he is a poet, illustrator, and painter who believes in the power of beauty. 

WHAT WE DO

The responsible use and protection of our shared environment ensures a vibrant future for all beings.

 

We are stewarding a healthy, perennial plant-based forest ecosystem, providing habitat to a diversity of species and producing an abundance of non-timber forest products.

stewardship

Human growth, health, and overall well-being is rooted in social interactions, and fueled by simple, nutrient-dense food.

 

We are creating a fun, interactive, educational, and beautiful public place for community to come together, and along the way, we are sharing the healthy, organic food that we grow.

nourishment

Learning about our shared environment inspires, motivates, and empowers us to take better care of it.

 

We are providing transformational learning experiences for all people, both on-site and off-site, to promote land stewardship and ancestral skills.

education

 

Action is hope.

there is no hope without action.

Ray Bradbury

JOIN US

Let's enjoy life and make a beautiful place together.

 

join the community conversations

Join us for a series of fun, educational, and engaging conversations leading us to the creation of a design plan for the site. This project intends to nourish the community, so we need to hear what the community wants in order to be nourished. We meet every fourth Monday, beginning October 28th, 2019 through April 27th, 2020 at the Duvall Public Library. 

Join the conversation!

contact us

Curious to learn more? We'd love to hear from you!

Physical Address

26524 NE Cherry Valley Rd. 

Duvall, WA 98019
 

Mailing Address

PO Box 332

Duvall, WA 98019

Phone

(949) 940-6409

 
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