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.
This spring, PCC Farmland Trust is undertaking a new challenge and we need some help from our loyal volunteers! We are currently undertaking a multi-year, highly collaborative revitalization project at PCC Farmland Trust-owned Reise Farm, and are hard at work transitioning the property towards organic certification.
This transition includes enhancing the habitat and agricultural values of the property and so we’re working to restore the riparian area along the headwaters of Ball Creek, a major tributary to the Puyallup River. In addition, this spring we are planting a 700’ hedgerow of native shrubs and beneficial pollinator species along the property boundary to protect the organic agricultural values of the land. These tasks, along with ongoing soil enhancement practices, play an integral role in the preservation of this vital piece of prime farmland.
We won’t be able to reach our 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.
- Saturday, March 15th - Hedgerow Planting at Reise Farm [REGISTER HERE]
- Saturday, April 12th – Earth Day at Reise Farm [REGISTER HERE]
Restoration Work Party Schedule:
All work parties from 9AM-12PM, rain or shine.
- Thursday, March 27th
- Thursday, April 17th
To RSVP for restoration parties, email email@example.com with your name and the number of volunteers in your party. Details and directions to the site will be provided.