As Edible Kent gears up for its third year in operation, the team is quickly learning what does and doesn't work for our edible beds in downtown Kent.
Since it's inception, Edible Kent has been learning as it grows and starts to take root. We showed people that edible gardens CAN be pretty. We have gotten the chance to work with a variety of organizations including: The Kent Community Timebank, The City of Kent, The Haymaker Farmers' Market, Main Street Kent, The Kent Free Library, Kent Food Not Lawns, and so much more. We've learned that Kent is a lovely, progressive community that has been the perfect home to test our beds. And, we have noticed one area that needs work -- letting people know that the food is free. No strings attached.
We get it. Edible Kent is a very Utopian concept. But we're not making a political stance, we're really just trying to show people that...
We know that the beds aren't big enough to provide full meals, but we still encourage people to take what they need. The Edible Kent beds won't save the world from hunger, but they are a tool for learning and for complimenting your purchases at the farmers' market.
Like any plant, we're adapting to the ecosystem we're in and learning as we grow.
What made you finally come and help yourself?
Please feel free to reach out to us, by visiting our Contact page and sharing your suggestions with Edible Kent.
For the community, by the community, and getting better every year.