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Small Farm Management Topic of Carnation Farm Walk

PUYALLUP, Wash. – Fong Cha is a Puget Consumers Co-op Land Trust recipient who grows flowers and vegetables on Children’s Garden, his 10-acre farm near Carnation. Learn how Cha manages to hold a full-time off-farm job while maintaining his farm and farm stand and attending farmers’ markets at a farm walk at Children’s Garden.

The tour will take place on Monday, Sept. 24, from noon until 3:30 p.m. at the farm located on State Route 203 between Fall City and Carnation. The farm walk will begin with a brownbag lunch at noon, with the tour beginning at 12:30 p.m. The address is 4711 328thth Ave. N.E., Carnation.

The low-impact Children’s Garden farm is in the process of transitioning to organic, and Cha will also discuss his intriguing philosophies regarding farming, marketing and life in general.

Farm walks are cosponsored by Tilth Producers of Washington and the Washington State University Small Farms Program. The cost is $10 for Tilth Producers members and $15 for non-members.

More information about Children’s Garden is available on their Web site or by calling the farm at 425-333-4393.

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