Marra Farm is a model urban community farm engaging people in sustainable agriculture and education while enhancing local food security. Tucked into the South Park neighborhood of Seattle, it has 4 acres of historic preserved farmland.
The original Pike Place Market farm is now home to Lettuce Link, a giving garden, which generates tons of fresh, organic produce each year for local food banks. Lettuce Link also maintains a Children’s Garden at Marra Farm where since the year 2000, we have facilitated a series of gardening and nutrition programs for children in South Park. The children walk to the farm, garden in their own plots, taste and cook fresh vegetables, and learn about their environment through scientific exploration and outdoor-themed games. At the end of the class series, children take home their harvests to share with their families.
So when this great farm asked us to create signage, we jumped at the chance to get right in there and help with educational signs, individual farm marker signs, as well as historic signs.
We brought is a more historical look by using sustainable forested round poles and using former broken tools to top the poles to add interest. Educational signs are brought out and placed in a gathering area for the Children’s Garden program, so while not in use we created metal vegetable art to house the empty space when not in use. These were fabricated using with steel meant rust adding to the historic yet also industrial look and feel of the neighborhood as well.