Farm tour to feature climate issue
The 18th Annual Clallam County Farm Tour is being held on Saturday, October 4th from 10 am – 4 pm. This year’s theme is “Farming for our Future,” with each stop on the tour featuring displays and activities about the ABCs of preserving our local farm culture: Adapting to climate change, fostering Beginner farmers, and Conservation of farmland. Olympic Climate Action is supporting the event by providing a Farm Tour bike map and hosting WSU Jefferson Extension director Dr. Laura Lewis, who will be giving short talks about farming in a changing climate. The tour showcases eight amazingly diverse farms, including organic lavender, u-cut flower, vegetable, and raw milk dairy farms, as well as a cattle farm and riding school, organic orchard and tree farm, a sheep farm with herding dogs, and a school with a budding farm program. There will be fun for adults and children alike: farm-fresh food, live music, and lots of family activities at just $10 per carload. Visit clallam.wsu.edu for a list of participating farms and activities and a printable farm tour map. The tour is sponsored by WSU Clallam County Extension and the North Olympic Land Trust. Come spend the day out on the farms!
OCA encourages biking the farm tour for free admission, your health, and fun! Here are suggested bike routes: Bicycle Routes Farm Tour.