What is now known as the Chuckanut Center began its life as the Center for Local Self Reliance (actually, it began life in 1914 as a caretakers house for Fairhaven Park. More on the history of the property here. ) The house and property were given new life through a commitment by community members to create a space for gathering, learning, teaching and supporting each other. People who wish to re-localize their food, learn to grow more intentional backyard gardens, share skills necessary to do it yourself and seek others with whom to share their experiences.
We now sit poised to begin a new chapter but a continuation of the same story. With the launch of our new website, a shift to update and streamline our outreach and a focus on fundraising and growth to support our mission, we hope that you find your place for learning, connections and perhaps a chance to become involved! Take a look at our events and classes calendar, read up on the history of the property and join us for volunteer projects or in the gardens. We can’t wait to meet you.
“The way to change the world is through individual responsibility and taking local action in your own community. ” Jeff Bridges