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FARMWALK 2018 Schedule

Creative Farm Financing & Diversified Enterprises

Financiación agrícola creativa y empresas diversificadas

Mariposa Farm

Everson, WA

Monday – September 10th
Lunes – 10 de septiembre
12pm – 4pm
$15 – $25

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¡Esta será una FARMWALK completamente bilingüe ofrecida con el apoyo de WSU Skagit County Extension, Viva Farms y el USDA!

Nuestros anfitriones, Lis y Joaquín López, han estado trabajando y adquiriendo experiencia en granjas orgánicas en Washington durante más de 12 años. Ahora operan su propia granja familiar, Mariposa Farm, desde 2013 en 9 ½ acres en Everson, WA. Compartirán su historia de adquisición de tierras de cultivo y las ventajas de cultivar una variedad diversa de vegetales y bayas para vender en Bellingham Farmers Market, West Seattle Farmers Market y Lake City Farmers Market.

This will be a fully bilingual FARMWALK offered with support from WSU Skagit County ExtensionViva Farms and the USDA!

Our hosts, Lis and Joaquin Lopez, have been working and gaining experience on organic farms in Washington for over 12 years. They have now operated their own family farm, Mariposa Farm, since 2013 on 9 ½ acres in Everson, WA. They’ll be sharing their farmland acquisition story and the advantages of growing a diverse variety of vegetables and berries to sell at Bellingham Farmers Market, West Seattle Farmers Market, and Lake City Farmers Market.


Fall Cover Crops and the Value of On-Farm Education

Cloudview Farm

Ephrata, WA

Monday – September 24th
12pm – 4pm
$15 – $25

Cloudview Farm will demonstrate how, when, and why they sow fall cover crops, while experts will share research from projects being conducted on site. Farmer Jim Baird will also share his expertise on the value of school tours and on-farm education for market diversification.

Jim Baird has been growing crops such as apples, row crops, mixed vegetables, wheat and alfalfa for over 40 years. Ten years ago, Jim started Cloudview Farm to serve as an educational space for young people to learn about and embrace agriculture. Jim is passionate about healthy soils, healthy food and healthy people.


Recovering from a Loss & Building Up the “Community Good Will Credit Card”

Willowwood Farm of Ebey’s Prairie

Coupeville, WA

Date TBA
12pm – 4pm
$15 – $25

Find out how Willowood Farm of Ebey’s Prairie overcame losing their barn in a fire early last spring by involving their community to support them through the season. There will also be a demo and discussion about the benefits of walk behind tractors in diversified vegetable production.