Everett Community Food Assessment and Plan

By Cyara Lambert
Photo by Cyara Lambert

Everett Community Food
Assessment and Action Plan


The seed for Everett's Community Food Assessment and Plan was planted in 2015, when Everett Community Growers sought to develop an action plan to guide future food system efforts in Everett and engaged MAPC and the City of Everett to make it happen. From the onset, the planning process was participatory, engaging a diverse case of community and food system stakeholders and residents in defining issues and solutions within Everett's food system.

The resulting Community Food Assessment and Plan includes an assessment of the City's food system assets and issues, as well as actionable policy and program goals. It serves as a guiding document for implementing positive changes that we believe will advance healthy equity and racial equity in Everett's food system.

The final plan was published in 2018. Read it here.

Photovoice Project: Everett Good Food for All

The project engaged Everett Community Growers advisors as community photojournalists to record the strengths and issues in their food system and reflect on the images through critical dialogue. A selection of the photos will be exhibited at municipal buildings and public spaces in Everett through July 2019 and assembled into a magazine.

View the magazine here.

Everett Earthworks

Concurrent with the development of the Everett Community Food Assessment & Plan, the City of Everett and Everett Community Growers also established a community garden and art park, with the MAPC Arts & Culture Division as the project consultant and implementing agency. Everett Earthworks, also called Ripple Effect, is an installation that is intended to promote community building, creativity, food production, and the delivery of a range of social, health, and environmental benefits.

Learn more about Everett Earthworks on the Arts and Culture project page here.