Poultry Processing Thanksgiving Field Day Recap

On November 17 at Jay Mirro’s Soggy Bottom Farm, KCD hosted a well-attended workshop demonstrating how to use KCD’s Poultry Processing Equipment. Participants raved about the workshop and the wonderful job that Kevin Watson did. Kevin brought in Laile Fletcher and Mary Jo Burson from Crooked Shed Farm, LLC to help teach the good principles of humane and proper … Continued

Delridge Wetlands Restoration and Stewardship Project

The Delridge Wetlands Restoration & Stewardship Project is a recipient of a 2018 KCD-Seattle Community Partnership Grant, which funds projects that incorporate both natural resource improvement and environmental equity goals. The program advances the City of Seattle’s Equity and Environment Initiative and KCD’s natural resource priorities by funding projects that build community awareness about environmental … Continued

Cascara – Native Plant Sale Spotlight

Cascara Rhamnus purshiana Cascara is a small tree or shrub, with a distinct silver-grey bark. It is common to find this plant underneath Big Leaf Maple (see Pierce CD ethnobotanical guide) along with Red Alder and Vine Maple trees. The tree has strong medicinal properties and is a valuable food source for wildlife. Traditionally the … Continued

KUOW Spotlight – 2019 Native Bareroot Plant Sale

Every year, over 60,000 plants are sold at the King Conservation District (KCD) annual Native Bareroot Plant Sale. On your own, buying gorgeous plants at a discount might not seem revolutionary, but over the years your individual purchases add up to a collective action of hundreds-of-thousands of native plantings. Together, these native plants benefit our … Continued

Salmonberry – Native Plant Sale Spotlight

Salmonberry Rubus spectabilis We often miss observing the interconnected relationships that make up our complex environment. Try tapping into your listening skills, instead of using a calendar to heed the start of spring this year. Referred to as the “salmonberry bird” by many Native American nations in this region, the song of the Swainson’s Thrush … Continued

KUOW Spotlight – Regional Food Systems Grant Program

King Conservation District’s Regional Food System Program links producers with consumers and serves as a catalyst for making local food production environmentally and economically sustainable. The program funds projects that contribute to the economic viability of local farmers, encourage new farmers, expand acreage in food production, improve food access, and increase demand for King County … Continued

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