Upcoming Farm Walks

Join us for our exciting 2014 Farm Walk series!

Managing for Success on a Small-Scale Diversified Farm
Stockhouse’s Farm, Cathlamet, WA Wahkiakum County

Monday, April 28, 2014
Farm Walk 12:30-4:00 pm
Sign in 12:00 – 12:30 pm
(informal “bring your own” bag lunch networking begins at 11:45)
Pre-registration encouraged

Stockhouse FarmRob and Diane Stockhouse operate a small, diversified farm on Puget Island, in the lower Columbia River. They engage in a wide variety of activities to supply area consumers and support their farm. They operate a small Community Supported Agriculture (CSA), with flower, egg, and produce subscriptions and sell at the weekly Puget Island Farmer’s Market, which they host on their property. Learn about their unique Integrated Pest Management system, which features several ducks that eat slugs and other unwanted garden pests and geese to eat grass and guard the other birds. The walk will feature discussion about their use of hoop houses for season extension and how they incorporate raised beds into their garden space. Join us to learn from the Stockhouse’s fine example of what can be done successfully on a small-scale diversified farm.
stockhousesfarm.com
Directions to 59 West Birnie Slough Road, Cathlamet, WA 98612

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Funding for this farm walk and other Tilth Producers education programs funded in part by the WSDA Specialty Crop Block Grant Program.

 

Grain and Seed Production
Nash’s Organic Farm, Sequim, WA, Clallam County

Monday, May 12, 2014
Farm Walk 12:30-4:00 pm
Sign in 12:00 – 12:30 pm
(informal “bring your own” bag lunch networking begins at 11:45)
Pre-registration encouraged

Nash's Organic FarmNash Huber and his crew operate a truly diversified, mid-size, certified organic farm in the fertile Sequim-Dungeness Valley, where they grow vegetables, berries, vegetable seed crops, grains, legumes and pastured pigs. For ten to fifteen years the farm has produced seed from its own varieties of carrots, kales, cabbages, cauliflower and spinach and has recently been actively developing bean, corn, squash, chard and beet varieties. In addition to vegetable and flower seed crops such as pollinator-attracting phacelia, the farm produces red and white wheat, triticale, naked oats, buckwheat, barley, field peas, beans and dried corn, and mills fresh flour at their WSDA certified restored mill.

Join us for an up close tour of this innovative grain and seed production operation, including growing techniques and variety trials, seed harvest, drying and cleaning infrastructure, and grain milling, bagging and packaging. The tour will be led by Farm Managers Sam McCullough and Chris Tipton, and owner Nash Huber. They will also be sharing info about how grains and seeds are integrated into the whole farm’s operations including livestock production, soil fertility management and cash flow!

Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to ask questions about all the various aspects of Nash’s farm, and to get the inside scoop on their grain and seed operation! Participants are also invited to stay after the Farm Walk to join us for a community potluck. Details will be shared with all registrants.
nashsorganicproduce.com
Directions to 4681 Sequim-Dungeness Way, Sequim WA 98382

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Funding for this farm walk and other Tilth Producers Education Programs funded in part by the USDA Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Development Program.

For more information:
organic@tilthproducers.org
or call 206-632-7506.

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Past Farm Walks

WSU Small FarmsThe 2014 Farm Walk series is presented by Tilth Producers of Washington and the WSU Small Farms Program