Gardening for Restoration And Conservation Education (GRACE)
Learn more about KCD's GRACE Program in this video workshop with its manager, Diane Fish. Diane explains Kitsap's support for food security and efforts to abolish hunger here at home.
The GRACE Garden Project features a ¾-acre community garden located at the Kitsap Conservation District, with on-site demonstrations of conservation methods, low-flow irrigation design, and season extension techniques. In 2018 the garden provided over 12,000 pounds of fresh vegetables for the Central Kitsap Foodbank. Partnering with the Mission Creek Corrections Center for Women (MCCCW) in Belfair the GRACE Garden also provides and restorative justice opportunities for their community service work crew.
What we do
We work with food banks, community gardens and urban gardeners providing technical assistance to help them conserve natural resources, keep our water clean and grow more food. At the GRACE Garden we grow vegetables in our 96x30' high tunnel and outside garden year round for the Central Kitsap Food Bank.
Farm to Food Pantry (F2FP)
Harvest Against Hunger and Washington State Department of Agriculture’s Farm to Food Pantry (F2FP) Initiative connects farmers to local food pantries making Washington’s communities healthier and Kitsap County farms more successful. As a recipient of WSDA F2FP funding, Kitsap Conservation District contracts with local farms to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables for delivery to food pantries. With community support we look forward to amplifying local efforts to increase access to fresh produce through projects like the GRACE Garden while supporting Kitsap’s farms.