KUOW Spotlight: Preserving the History and Enhancing the Future of Matsuda Farm

In 1957, King Conservation District honored Yoneichi Matsuda as Conservation Farmer of the Year, and today KCD continues to support Matsuda Farm through two major projects with the Vashon-Maury Island Land Trust.

In 2016, KCD’s Regional Food System Program awarded a $50,000 grant to the Land Trust to support redevelopment of Matsuda Farm, with the goal of establishing a farm-to-school program with Vashon Island School District.

Last fall, KCD’s Landowner Incentive Program provided funding and a Washington Conservation Corps crew to plant more than 2,000 native trees and shrubs in a 35-foot buffer around the farm’s irrigation pond.

See KCD’s Facebook Photo Album for photos and more information about the history and restoration of Matsuda Farm.

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