Feast On The Farm
This week marks our annual Feast On The Farm in partnership with our most favorite folks in the whole world, Stewardship Partners.
Before focusing on our event, it is with immediate and dire eyes we focus on Alaska. Their average temperature for this time of year is usually 66 degrees F, but this July 4, they recorded 90 degrees F in Anchorage. Sadly, the heat wave, coupled with the thawing tundra, has sparked many fires early and created horrible conditions for much of its wildlife. Brian Brettschneider, a climate scientist with the International Arctic Research Center who closely tracks Alaskan and Arctic extreme weather, stated that this dramatic change in temperature “…has been thawing tundra and drying vast stretches of the far-northern boreal forests, and it also has spurred more thunderstorms with lightning, which triggered many of the fires burning in Alaska this year.”
With a heavy heart, we are heading into our Feast On The Farm on Griffin Creek that will include 250 people supporting the cause for salmon safe habitats in our Snoqualmie watershed area. Their organization works with farms, golf courses, wineries, and many businesses to facilitate clean waterways, native species plantings, buffer zones. Their long-term projects all around our local creeks and rivers help improve salmon safe practices and all the amazing species that require clean, cold water to live out their life cycles.
Here in the Pacific Northwest, unlike Alaska, it has been incredibly wet in a gentle way and we have needed very little irrigation water to date. As I have written many times, this is a true gift for the veggies getting frequent natural water and replenishment for Griffin Creek. We could not have asked for a more perfect month for transplanting and growing. For those areas like Alaska that have not had this forgiving spring and summer, we will continue to play a role in the increasing challenges of climate change in supporting our neighbors to look for future solutions. We would urge all of our members to protect what you love in the environment beyond eating healthy organic veggies.
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