The Common Acre begins with the soil. Our mission is to restore relationships between people and the land through ecology, agriculture, and art. We reconnect humans with nature through the medium of food and seek to restore a living food system that feeds our minds and nourishes our communities. Our collaborative programs transform marginalized land into biodiverse pollinator habitat and community farms, which in turn create space for inspirational cultural convenings. We also partner with scientists to improve our understanding of native pollinator ecosystems and feed that research back into our restoration work.
We believe urban food systems are key to creating healthy communities. Food is more than what we eat: it’s a medium through which we can connect, both mentally and physically, to our neighbors and our surroundings. Our health comes from the soil, and the pollinators that complete the growing process. We bring people closer to their food and each other through a network of community farms and wild bee habitat projects.
You can visit each of our four community farms in Seattle during their weekly open hours to learn about organic farming, lend a hand, harvest, or just meet your neighbors! We donate 100% of produce to local residents and a network of seven partner meal programs and food banks.