Forterra is proud to announce that it is awarding a Community Restoration Grant to Tilth Alliance in Kirkland. With the funding, Tilth Aliance will engage 250 Indian American youth through Indian American Community Services youth leadership program. The youth will actively participate in community-based forest restoration and support ongoing restoration efforts at McAuliffe Park in partnership with the Green Kirkland Partnership.
For more than 40 years, Tilth Alliance has been committed to building a sustainable, healthy, and equitable food future. At McAuliffe Park, the organization has been active for a decade, engaging community members and youth through hands-on learning in the community garden and urban forest at the park.
During each monthly service-learning project, youth will engage in hands-on restoration activities and learning topics, including native plant propagation and care; weed identification and removal; mulching and soil building; plant identification and planting; placing and maintaining deer exclusion fencing; creating public educational signage; edible and medicinal uses of plants; and indigenous plant knowledge. The program will also include related topics such as organic gardening, stormwater management and environmental justice advocacy.
Congratulations to Tilth Alliance! We are so grateful for the work you do.