On Saturday April 23 and Saturday April 30 we tested a theory that we can create new farmland by hand removing rocks from the field. Over the course of the two days we worked with over forty volunteers from the community, the twelve farmers who are participating in our training program this year, and close to thirty of their immediate family members, to achieve an initial clearing of an acre and a half of new farmland in south King County.
We are on a rocky ridge above the historic farm land in the Green River Valley. Our advantage is that we are dry all winter long. Our disadvantage is that the glacial till is close to the surface. Lots of rocks.
Our work to prepare the fields will continue all season and we invite you to join us!
Here are some shots from the work parties: