Sustainable Path

Lunch & Learn: Protecting Farmland In Our Region

2017-02-15 12:00 PM - 2017-02-15 1:00 PM
107 Spring St., Seattle, WA 98104
Holyoke Building, Seattle, WA 98104, USA

King County has historically been a productive agricultural region with dairies, livestock operations, crop farms and berry fields. Rich agricultural areas once supported hundreds of families and provided an abundant local food source for thousands. Increased land prices, regulations, urban pressures, and drainage problems have all significantly contributed to the reduction of farmland in King County; however, farming is still a vital presence. (Source: King County Agriculture Program website)

Bring your lunch and learn about the work being done to preserve and protect farmland in our region.

Coffee and tea provided.

 PANELISTS:

TBD – King Co. Agriculture Commission: Farms Report

Melissa Campbell, Assistant Director, PCC Farmland Trust: Conservation Program and Habitat Restoration Grants to Farmer

TBD, WA State Conservation Commission: Voluntary Stewardship Program