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Celebrate #GivingTuesday at our Open House

Kick off the holiday season and celebrate #GivingTuesday with PCC Farmland Trust! We’d love to have you to our downtown office for an evening of good conversation, tasty food and drinks, great prizes, and more. You’ll have a chance to hear about our next forever farm, new projects and initiatives underway, and our progress with the Our Farms,…

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Preserving our landscape. Shaping our future.

What a year of change it has been. Wildfires engulfed the West. Hurricanes swept through the East. In the Puget Sound region, we became all too familiar with deep red sunsets and hazy, mountain-less skies. As our climate changed, urban and rural communities did too. Pierce and Snohomish counties saw more growth than anywhere else…

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Advancing Farm Sustainability: Behind the Scenes with Helsing Junction Farm

Below is our next video in the #AFSBehindtheScenes series, featuring Annie Salasky and Sue Ujcic of Helsing Junction Farm in Rochester, Wash. Learn how they’re using Advancing Farm Sustainability grant dollars to improve irrigation and conserve water on their farm.    

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Frankie & Jo’s strikes again with new Farmland Trust flavor

It’s back! Another seasonal flavor from Frankie & Jo’s that benefits PCC Farmland Trust. Dedicated to sourcing unique, local fruits and vegetables — Autumn Martin and Kari Brunson strive to make ice cream that is pure, intentional, and delicious. It is also vegan and gluten-free. We partnered with them on last month’s seasonal flavor, heirloom black popcorn, which…

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We’re Hiring: Farmland Conservation Manager

Position: Farmland Conservation Manager Reports To: Conservation Director Salary Range: DOE, based on 40 hour/week and full-year work Ideal Start Date: December 2017 About PCC Farmland Trust: PCC Farmland Trust secures, preserves, and stewards threatened farmland in Washington, ensuring that generations of local farmers productively farm using sustainable, organic growing methods. The Trust is a nationally-accredited 501(c)(3) land…

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Joel Huesby’s Dakota black popcorn…in ice cream form!

We’re so excited to announce a delicious partnership we’ve been brewing with Frankie & Jo’s, a plant-based ice cream shop in Seattle. Dedicated to sourcing unique, local fruits and vegetables — Autumn Martin and Kari Brunson strive to make ice cream that is pure, intentional, and delicious. It is also vegan and gluten-free. We partnered with…

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2016: A Year of Growth

Thanks to you, 2016 was significant in many ways. Together, we expanded our conservation imprint, deepened our support of local farmers, and enhanced the ecological health of our protected lands. From engaging with volunteers at our on-farm habitat restoration events, to closing on the largest farmland conservation project to date in Pierce County, last year was…

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The Grain Gathering: Building an Interconnected Food System Through Bread

“100 years ago, 90% of us were home bakers,” Dr. Stephen Jones tells a crowd of sleepy bakers, farmers, and brewers at the 7th annual Grain Gathering. It’s 4:30am, and we are preparing for a sunrise wheat field walk just outside of The Bread Lab in Skagit Valley. In addition to serving as a research center for Washington State University plant breeders, Jones’…

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