Catherine Burke, Seattle



Getting away from the consumer culture was Catherine Burke’s motivation when she started her urban farm. She moved into her house in South Seattle 4 years ago and the yard was covered with blackberries. She and her partner cleared the weeds, put in a 1500 water catchment tank, got goats, chickens and began growing vegetables. Although when I talked to her, she was planning to give up goats, that had grown too big and noisy, she still loves the experience of having them. It’s part of having a meaningful existence she says. “It makes you really appreciate food. It keeps your feet on the ground.”









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