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Kamayan Farm
Contact: Ari de Leña
Address: 6227 22nd Ave NE Seattle, WA, 98115
Email Address: kamayanfarm@gmail.com
Phone: 425-652-0273
About Us
Kamayan Farm is a small vegetable, medicinal herb, and education farm. We seek to support our land and our communities to be healthy, diverse, and resilient through participatory workshops and by creating food and plant medicine that tells a story. The word kamayan is Tagalog for with hands and refers to the traditional Filipino style of eating food with your hands. It is a reminder of the intimate connection between ourselves and our food, the joy of a large meal cooked with love and shared with family, and survival of culture through food.Ari de Leña is the owner/operator of Kamayan Farm. Ari's work with Kamayan Farm is deeply informed by the injustices and resilience that she witnessed during a decade of working alongside low-income communities and communities of color. Building Kamayan Farm is an experiment. It is driven by a vision to (re)connect communities with land and to collaboratively share cultural stories through food and medicine.
Practices
Our growing practices seek to create a diverse and thriving ecosystem that will support agriculture on our land for generations to come. We source non-GMO, organic seeds and ensure that all of our fertilizers are organic and contribute to the well-being of the soil. Based on the banks of the Snoqualmie River, we are grateful for the nutrient-rich flood waters that enrich our soil nearly every season. To reduce erosion and create regeneration in the soil, we limit tillage and use cover crops like buckwheat, rye, and clover.As part of SnoValley Tilth's Experience Farming Project, we follow Certified Naturally Grown standards.