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)
Rob 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.
Directions to 59 West Birnie Slough Road, Cathlamet, WA 98612
Funding for this farm walk and other Tilth Producers education programs funded in part by the WSDA Specialty Crop Block Grant Program.
The 2014 Farm Walk series is presented by Tilth Producers of Washington and the WSU Small Farms Program