Tag: Local Food Action Initiative (LFAI)

FOOD ACTION PLAN ADOPTED BY COUNCIL

May 7th, 2013

On Monday, April 29, the City Council unanimously adopted Seattle’s first formal Food Action Plan. The goal of the Plan is to increase access to healthy food, support local food production and strengthen the local economy. The Plan builds on my Local Food Action Initiative (LFAI), adopted by the Council in 2008 in response to […]

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FOOD WORK 2013

February 26th, 2013

In 2012 my office began a new phase of our work on the Local Food Action Initiative (LFAI). We have completed many of the key initial land use and funding actions identified in the LFAI, and have made major progress in creating secure institutional homes for continued work on food policy. Seattle now has a […]

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CAN WESTERN WASHINGTON FEED ITSELF?

July 3rd, 2012

The Local Food Action Initiative (LFAI) is designed to increase gardening and farming in the City, encourage farmers markets and other connections to local producers, and emphasize food as an important part of our economy.  We know that eating more locally can reduce the cost of transport, provide access to food that is healthier and […]

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SEATTLE’S RED BARN RANCH

December 15th, 2011

Did you know that the City of Seattle owns a 40 acre farm southeast of Auburn?  I didn’t until a few weeks ago – and last month I toured the property and discovered what an imaginative asset this can be for Seattle. My Local Food Action Initiative (LFAI) is designed to encourage Seattle to increase […]

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