Wakulima USA Supports Local Farmers and Grows Hope

Growers at Wakulima USA's plot at Sonju Community Garden

David Bulindah is one of the local food growers you’ll meet at the new Tukwila Village Farmers Market. Together with Dickson Macharia, he co-founded Wakulima USA, a nonprofit that helps immigrants connect with agricultural land and grow crops in South King County.   Wakulima is Swahili for farmers; the organization’s name reflects their initial group of eight food growers who are immigrants from east and
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Meet Jalissa Horton, Owner of Chef Jalissa Culinary Co.!

Jalissa Horton

With family roots in the American South, Jalissa Horton acquired a taste for soul food as a child. By age 13, Jalissa was preparing full-course meals for her family, and she developed her love of cooking making family recipes passed down through generations. Jalissa’s mother nurtured her passion by allowing her to turn their home into a weekend restaurant for
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