Gleaning Winter Squash
On Thursday, we started in the cold, 20-degree weather and a hard frost. We had an amazing group of 7th graders out from Seattle Academy of Arts and Sciences to help glean our winter squash field. In their words, “It was epic!” The frosty, foggy morning burned off and the sun was bright and warm and helped put everyone in a good mood. The kids harvested over a ton of squash that will be donated to our local Hopelink Food Bank over the next few weeks. Along with the Delicata squash, we put together several cases of gorgeous Redbor kale and green kale to add to the donation. We are so very thankful for all of their hard work!
Later this month, with the help of many businesses and farms, conservation districts throughout Puget Sound are hosting a region-wide “Orca Recovery Day.” Because the southern resident Orcas are critically endangered, this past September, Gov. Inslee put a task force in motion to create lasting solutions to protect what remains of this population. The Orcas rely heavily on the salmon that live in Griffin Creek and the mighty Snoqualmie River that run along our farmland. When the salmon population is down, this influences many species like the Orca. We encourage everyone to get out and participate on October 19. Go to www.betterground.org to find the volunteer registration form and join in helping save the Orcas!
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