Sustainable Washington

3.7 Project Example #3

Action: Local Food Processing
Who: Center for Local Self-Reliance
Where: Bellingham, WA
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Caretaker's House, Bellingham, WA

The Center for Local-Self Reliance is a newly-formed non-profit that teaches gardening, food preservation, seed saving, medicinal plant preparation, and other self reliance skills. The organization’s work is partially supported through a partnership with the City of Bellingham’s Parks and Recreation staff. In 2008, the city granted the Center for Local-Self Reliance a long-term lease on a building, the Caretaker’s House  and grounds, allowing for necessary space to carry out their mission. As of 2009, The Center for Self-Reliance is planning to renovate the property to include a commercial kitchen as well as demonstration gardens.