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.
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 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.
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
Action is hope.
there is no hope without action.
Let's enjoy life and make a beautiful place together.
Curious to learn more? We'd love to hear from you!
26524 NE Cherry Valley Rd.
Duvall, WA 98019
PO Box 332
Duvall, WA 98019