Welcome to The Commons @ Fertile Ground. We're operating on 3 lots, preserving green, open space in a busy corner of downtown Olympia, Washington. We're an enjoying the soothing change into fall with the colors changing and leaves falling. The Food Nook is still open week days from 11am to 3pm, but the Tamale Fusion food cart is winding down. Closed on Fridays now, they'll close for the winter at the end of September. Pop on by when you're in the neighborhood, get a tamale and meet the new chickens.
The Commons @ Fertile Ground is a Washington State non-profit focused on a enhancing a city block in Downtown Olympia, Washington. In the midst of commerce and state workers, we maintain a large garden, chickens, compost bins, a Community Supported Agriculture drop-off shed and many other not-so-visible activities that support urban sustainability. We are providing Olympia with lasting open, green space downtown. Our hope is to put the land into a trust so that it will always be part of the "Commons." We need your help. We don't just need money to make this happen. We also need allies, ideas, research, networking, artists, children and just plain volunteer energy. We need Commoners who understand the gift economy and want to add their gifts.