Sep 17

New Eat Local First WA Directory to find local farms

Posted on September 17, 2020 at 12:37 PM by Allan Warren

Eat Local FirstA new Eat Local First Washington Directory helps to connect Washington State
residents with local farms and farmers markets in one place.

The Eat Local First WA Directory is a project of the Eat Local First Collaborative,
a group of food system organizations from around the state working together
to merge various online farm finder tools into a single easy-to-use platform; the Eat Local First WA Directory is the first step in that process to find local farms and food.

“We know in these unprecedented times that Washington State residents are looking for local farm products more than ever,” says Pierce County Fresh program manager Micha Ide. “This comprehensive platform will connect you with local food, farms, and farmers markets, no matter where you live in Washington State.”

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Sep 03

FALL FARM WORKSHOPS AND EQUIPMENT RENTALS

Posted on September 3, 2020 at 2:11 PM by Allan Warren

Cover crop trial workshopFALL FARM WORKSHOPS
September 2020, date TBD 
Join us at two local farms to see summer cover crops in action! WSU Puyallup Research and Extension Center researchers have established several interesting summer cover crop demonstration plots in collaboration with farmers. Come see what you think of the results and find out if these cover crop options would work for you. Contact Ali, AlisonN@piercecd.org for more information 

November 2020, date TBD 

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Sep 03

GOODBYE, ROBIN!

Posted on September 3, 2020 at 1:16 PM by Allan Warren

Robin in the fieldAfter doing a stellar job as the Farm Resource Specialist for the Puyallup-White River Watersheds these past almost 2 and a half years, Robin Buckingham has left PCD to pursue a career with our sister agency, the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). He will be based out of his hometown of Olympia.

Robin brought much needed GIS and NRCS resource management system planning experience and expertise to PCD, and he was always happy to educate and help fellow staff in these areas. Robin will be doing much the same thing that did here in his new role with the NRCS, assisting farm owners to protect and improve the natural resources on their farms. Helping others comes easy to Robin, whether it was farm owners, partners of PCD, or fellow staff members, he was always willing and able to give assistance in any way that he could. And his help was always given in a quiet and respectful manner. He will be missed for those reasons, and we wish him the best in his new position and look forward to seeing him at future NRCS trainings.