Join us in collaboration with WSU for the thirteenth year of the Farm Walk program. Walks will take place across the state focusing on topics including pest management, diversified markets, value added products, and conservation planning. Unless otherwise stated, farm walks are 12:30pm – 4pm.
Cost is $15 for members and $25 for non-members. Use the links below to preregister for each farm walk. If you would like to register by paper, use this form and e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, fax to (206) 633-0450 or send to 4649 Sunnyside Ave. N, Suite 100, Seattle, WA 98103. If you would like to register over the phone, please call Maureen McGregor at 206-633-0451, ext. 128. View our photo & cancellation policy.
* The 2016 Farm Walk Series is supported in part by the WSDA Specialty Crop Block Program.
Wed., July 20 – Scouting, Row Cover and Crop Rotation: Managing Pests and Diseases on the Farm
Newaukum Valley Farm, Chehalis – Explore the organic approaches to pest, disease and weed management that bring success to this diversified vegetable farm.
Mon., August 8 – Organic Orchard Management
Cliffside Organic Orchard, Kettle Falls – One of Washington’s first 100 certified organic farms will share how they got started, their techniques for managing pests and diseases and building soil quality in the orchard. Plus, learn their secrets for gaining loyal customers through attention to flavor.
Mon., August 15 – Diversified Markets and Value Added Products
Midori Farm, Quilcene – Learn how Midori diversifies their revenue sources through farm-
made kimchi and sauerkraut, in addition to organic vegetables, plant starts and seeds.
Mon., September 12 – Starting a Sustainable Draft Powered Farm
Hayshaker Farm, Walla Walla – Hayshaker Farm will share their lessons learned and how they have overcome the challenges of starting and running a small farm, from their internship model to their diverse marketing strategies and everything in between – including farming with draft horses!
Mon., September 19 – Whole Farm Conservation Planning
Heavenly Hills Harvest, Sunnyside – This farm will showcase how it transformed a once environmentally damaged landscape into the organically certified eco-education center it is today, with help from government, university and non-profit partnerships.
Wed., October 5 – Solar Energy on the Farm
Rents Due Ranch, Stanwood – Join us with Northwest SEED to learn how to pursue solar energy on your farm. Fire Mountain Solar and Snohomish Conservation District will demonstrate a solar energy installation. Free to attend and will take place from 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m., starting at Snohomish PUD.
Miss a farm walk? Read full summaries and access the booklets on our Past Farm Walks page.