This is your chance to help The Common Acre connect contemporary culture and ecology with innovative, inclusive, and intersectional programming to spark creative solutions for the future of the planet! For three weeks—from October 21 to November 10—we are raising funds to support pollinator habitat at two keystone projects: Flight Path and the Green Line.
With $5000, we will plant an additional 10 acres of pollinator habitat for Flight Path at Seatac airport.
With $10,000 we will fund a dynamic artist in residency at the Green Line pilot project.
With $15,000 we will add a second Flight Path to our portfolio at an airport near you!
Donate now or Join the Team to fundraise for this campaign
The Common Acre celebrates your donation with these custom gifts:
$25+ A limited edition post card with original artwork by Aramis Hamer
$50+ A packet of hand mixed native wildflower seeds from the Flight Path project, and a post card
$100+ A wild bee preserved in resin, a packet of hand mixed native wildflower seeds from the Flight Path project, and a post card
$500+ A guided tour of the Green Line, preserved bee, seed packet, and postcard
Flight Path studies risks and opportunities for pollinators on ecologically-neglected scrub land around the airport. We are developing replicable methods to install native pollinator habitat and breed bees at Sea-Tac Airport, with the intention of taking the project to a national level. We have already received a number of inquiries from other airports and environmental agencies that wish to replicate the project.
The Green Line builds on long-term partnerships with Seattle City Light, Friends of the Hill, and Alleycat Acres, The Common Acre for a large scale pollinator conservation project along City Light’s Creston-Duwamish transmission corridor. We've studied and identified over 60 wild bee species in the area, conducted invasive species removal and soil building on our pilot acre since 2015. Our first-ever community planting day installed over 500 edible native plants to coincide with this campaign.