PULLMAN, Wash. – Area residents can learn about the local sustainable agriculture network at the WSU Organic Farm Project Field Day and Resource Fair, scheduled 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday, July 26, at Washington State University Organic Farm.
Registration begins at 9 a.m. Presentations by students and the farm manager will begin at 9:30 a.m. The field day and fair are free.
The field day will provide an opportunity for the public to tour and learn about WSU’s Organic Farm, which was created in 2004 as a teaching farm. Each year the farm hosts an intensive 12-week course for college or continuing education credit. The class revolves around the farm’s community-supported agriculture marketing program which provides members of the community with an opportunity to buy shares of organic vegetables, fruits and flowers harvested at the farm.
Backyard Harvest, WSU’s BioAg program, the WSU-UI Cultivating Success Program, Moscow Community Gardens, Pullman Community Gardens at the Koppel Farm, Rural Roots, the UI and WSU Small Farms Team and UI Soil Stewards are just a few of the organizations that will be on hand to answer questions and talk about the local foodshed as part of the Resource Fair.
“This is a chance for members of our community to tour the farm and learn about where food comes from, about growing food, food politics and local food alternatives,” said Kristen Koenig, one of the event’s organizers.
Contact Kristen Koenig at (856) 655-5513 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The WSU Organic Farm is located in the Tukey Horticultural Orchard at the corner of Airport and Terre View roads. Follow the signs to the farm.
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