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  • Subject: [cg] Garden on waste dump wins prize
  • From: Don Boekelheide dboekelheide@yahoo.com
  • Date: Tue, 15 Aug 2006 19:36:01 -0700 (PDT)

Tacoma Daily Index, Washington
August 15, 2006		

County site named nations best

Pierce Countys work to transform a hazardous waste
site into a rural neighborhood and community garden
has been named an award winner by the National
Association for County Community and Economic

The Community Services Departments Orchard project
near Roy won the 2006 Community Development Award,
which will be presented during the associations 31st
annual conference Sept. 12 in Allegheny County, PA.
Association Vice President Brian Cramer of Fort Worth,
Texas, awards committee chair, said 21 nominations
were received for the award from across the U.S.
Community Development is one of seven award

The Orchard, an 18.3-acre Planned Development
District, provides affordable housing to six families
and fresh fruit and produce for the Emergency Food
Network of Pierce County. The EFN supplies 70 food
banks and will use the Roy site to supplement produce
from its Mother Earth Farm between Sumner and Orting.
The Korean Women's Association, a local housing and
supportive service provider, was selected through a
public process to operate the housing units.

For more than 20 years the property owner stored
chemicals, diesel fuel, tires and other hazardous
materials on the site. Listed on the state Department
of Ecology's list as a high-priority for cleanup, the
site was acquired by the Pierce County Health
Department in a sheriffs sale in 1986. The property
was donated to the Pierce County Community Development
Corporation in 2000 and work to clean up the property

Through its agricultural use and community education,
The Orchard will provide a self-sustaining community
aimed at providing food and services to the citizens
of Pierce County. The Orchard will be a positive
contributor to the community for many years to come,
said Tom Hilyard, director of Pierce County Community

The project's $1.5 million cost was covered by
Community Development Corporation funds and federal
and state sources.

) Copyright 2006 Tacoma Daily Index 

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