PCC Farmland Trust is dedicated to saving local organic farmland forever, but our work doesn’t end once a farm is saved. Because we conserve properties in perpetuity, the Stewardship Team is tasked with ensuring that their environmental and agricultural values remain protected forever. Whether a property we own, or a partner farmer’s property, it is part of our mission to help improve farms for the future.
Volunteers play an integral role in our work. Without their assistance, these projects would go unfinished.
We are currently undertaking a multi-year, highly collaborative revitalization project at the PCC Farmland Trust-owned historic Reise Farm and are working hard to transition the property towards Organic Certification.
This summer, we’ll be pulling out invasive Himalayan blackberry, as part of our ongoing restoration of the property. It’s not glamorous work, but is extremely important to restoring the riparian area protecting Ball Creek–a major tributary of the Puyallup River. This work, along with ongoing soil enhancement and native plantings, plays an integral role in the preservation of this vital piece of farmland.
We won’t be able to reach our restoration goals without the help of dedicated volunteers, and you’ll have the opportunity to spend some time on a working farm and meet other like-minded farming supporters.
Work parties will take place on Fridays, from 9AM-12PM:
Work gloves and tools will be provided, but please bring a water bottle and wear appropriate outdoor clothing.
To register for a work party, please email Volunteer Coordinator Eve Boyce at firstname.lastname@example.org.