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Aug 26

Harvest's Farm Programming Expanding in 2022

Posted on August 26, 2021 at 9:39 AM by Allan Warren

Farm Foundations

Above: Harvesting, irrigation repair, and weeding with different hand tools are all skills cohort members practice over the season with Farm Foundations. Photo Credit: Saiyare Refaei

HPC is excited to say that applications for our Farm Foundations program will be opening again starting October 1st. It has been two years since new applications were accepted for the program and we are happy to offer this opportunity to our community again. Our current Farm Foundations cohort will be wrapping up their season with us at the end of October and we have loved working with them. The crew this year was small but mighty and we're so appreciative to them for sticking it out with us through these two rollercoaster seasons. 

The new year will also bring new farm programming to HPC, taking place at the WSU Extension Goss Research farm. We have recently secured a longterm lease to develop 4.5 acres there into an incubator farm for beginning farm businesses. We are excited to have this space as a resource for the farm community as we know land access is an ever present obstacle for new farmers. More information about this new program will be shared when program details and dates are finalized. You are welcome to reach out to Madeleine Spencer, madeleines@piercecd.org, with any questions about either program in the meantime.

Below: Members of the Farm Foundations cohort learn about growing tomatoes in a high tunnel system.