Sammamish Valley Sustainable Ag Tool Library
One of the largest barriers facing small and beginning farmers is access to equipment and resources to sustainably start and grow a business. These same barriers make it harder for small farms to implement efficient and climate resilient practices, including cover cropping, composting, liming, etc. This proposal seeks to address these prohibitive factors and establish a Sustainable Ag Tool Library for the Sammamish Valley Agricultural Production District (APD) and surrounding farmland. This project will develop the infrastructure and coordination for a tool library and provide 3-5 workshops and trainings around safe and proper equipment use and integration of regenerative practices. Purchase of an electric tractor will allow small-scale Sammamish Valley farmers to utilize the resources already available through KCD Equipment Share and support farmers in the Sammamish Valley in implementing practices that establish more soil resilience and eliminate barriers in increasing crop land and on farm efficiencies.