Bringing the green back to South King County greenhouses

Updated: Sep 14, 2020


David Bulindah, inside the Wakulima Farmers Greenhouse Project in Auburn, and six farmers from Kenya and Benin have worked to help revive dormant greenhouses in South King County since last spring. (Erika Schultz/The Seattle Times)

Farmers from Kenya and Benin, on their own time and with almost all donated materials, have worked to help revive dormant greenhouses in South King County since last spring.


David Bulindah was collecting collard greens inside the Wakulima Farmers Greenhouse Project in Auburn earlier this month. Since late spring, Bulindah and six farmers from Kenya and Benin have helped revive dormant greenhouses in South King County in partnership with Living Well Kent, Northwest Harvest and the King Conservation District.


“We take care of these crops like our children,” says Bulindah. “It gives you new meaning. It gives you new hope. It gives you new life.” Many of the farmers have day jobs; Bulindah is a mental-health-care professional.


Read more at The Seattle Times

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