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Features on our partners and supporters, and updates on our work in the community.


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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Intimate Moments: Life on the Farm | Photographs by Audra Mulkern

You might have read about Audra Mulkern in her recent spread in The Seattle Times. Or perhaps you’ve been following her since the early Female Farmer Project days. If you’re new to the Audra Mulkern fan club, welcome! Audra is a writer, photographer, and fair food advocate who is bringing farming and females to the forefront through the lens of her camera. In…

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Partner Spotlight: Badger Mountain Vineyard and Powers Winery

Powers Winery Founder Bill Powers, his son Greg, and co-owner Mickey Dunne of Badger Mountain Vineyard in Kennewick, WA have been pioneers for sustainable and acclaimed wine for decades. They were the first Washington vineyard to become Certified Organic twenty-five years ago — way before it was “cool.” They have also built a reputation for…

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Partner Spotlight: Brigid Meints from The Bread Lab

We connected with Brigid through her work at The Bread Lab, a project spearheaded by our longtime partner and current board member, Dr. Stephen Jones. Tell us about yourself. I am currently a PhD student working under Dr. Stephen Jones at The Bread Lab, a part of the plant breeding program at Washington State University-Mt Vernon. My focus…

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