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April 2023

Spring Pasture Management & Goat Kidding at Bowman Farms

April 18 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join farmers Mark and Nancy Bowman of Bowman Farms in Port Angeles for an on-farm tour on April 18th from 1pm - 4pm. Mark and Nancy will be sharing their expertise on spring pasture management and goat kidding.  WSU Extension and Clallam Conservation District staff will be onsite offering best management practices for spring pasture management. Dirt Talk Farm Walks provide farmer-to-farmer education to promote the exchange of ideas and innovations related to sustainable and organic farming in our region.…

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Lean Farming at Around the Table Farm

April 26 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join Kristofer Bejval, farm assistant at Around the Table Farm in Poulsbo, where they will be sharing their expertise around maximizing efficiency and minimizing waste in farming processes, otherwise called lean farming.   This farm walk will take a broad approach to the idea of lean farming at 3 levels.   1) the level of the individual farmer  2) the level of the team unit  3) and the farm system as a whole.   We will discuss logistical avenues for setting up proactive…

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May 2023

Greenhouse Management at Midori Farm

May 2 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us at Midori Farm on Tuesday, May 2nd from 2pm – 4pm for our next Dirt Talk Farm Walk.  Farmer Hanako will be opening up their farm and sharing their expertise with us on managing seed starting for rotations and greenhouse management. Topics to be covered at the walk include: seeding techniques, including vacuum seeder demonstration germination techniques (heat tables, germination chamber) overview of seeding & potting mediums (soil and containers) potting techniques greenhouse sanitation and health nursery disease…

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June 2023

Propagating and Planting Sweetpotatoes

June 6 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am

Join WSU Regional Small Farms IPM Specialist, Laurel Moulton, to learn about sweetpotato production out at Wild Edge Farm in Port Angeles. Farmers Karen and Jim Halberg-Weaver will be providing a tour of their set up for sweetpotato slip production and their sweetpotato field. Planting tips and techniques for our cool climate will be discussed, and participants will help plant a row of sweetpotato slips. Attendees will also learn about the Western SARE sponsored sweetpoato trials that they are hosting…

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Dirt Talk: Flea Beetles

June 14 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Join WSU Regional Small Farms for our latest online Dirt Talk event to learn all about Flea Beetles! We will be joined by WSU Regional Small Farms IPM Specialist, Laurel Moulton, along with guest farmers to discuss identification, management and resources for flea beetles on your small farm. Topics to be covered include: Flea beetle biology and common species in the Pacific Northwest Crops that flea beetles' impact and what damage looks like Available management techniques for flea beetles WSU…

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July 2023

Sweetpotato Cultivation

July 19 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Join WSU Regional Small Farms IPM Specialist, Laurel Moulton, and find out what kind of sweetpotatoes local farms are growing and what techniques they have tried. The Olympic and Kitsap Peninsulas have a unique maritime climate where sweetpotatoes grow well but need a little heat boost. Find out about using black plastic mulch, low tunnels and variety selection. This online education event is part of a Western SARE grant sponsoring sweetpotato trials and education in conjunction with the WSU Regional…

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August 2023

Kitsap Farm Tour

August 13 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
graphic of kitsap farm tour with barn and fields

The 1st Annual Kitsap Farm Tour will be Sunday, August 13th, 2023 from 10am – 4pm! This is an opportunity for the public to visit multiple farms across Kitsap in a one-day, self-guided tour.  Farms taking part are listed below. The tour is an initiative of the Kitsap Agritourism Coalition, a group of dedicated farmers working together to promote agritourism in Kitsap County. The event is supported by WSU Kitsap Extension, State of Washington Tourism and Visit Kitsap Peninsula. Interested in keeping up to date…

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September 2023

Sweetpotato Field Day

September 7 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Visit the sweetpotato trial fields at the WSU Northwest Research and Extension Center in Mount Vernon to see side-by-side comparison of common commercial varieties, Washington farmer recommended varieties, new wireworm resistant lines and unreleased breeding lines from the USDA sweetpotato program that are being assessed for western WA growing conditions. Samples of each variety will be harvested for viewing and harvest equipment will be on display. Results of NWREC trials will also be discussed. When: September 7th, 2023 @ 2pm…

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Jefferson County Farm Tour

September 16 @ 10:00 am - September 17 @ 4:00 pm

Featuring 14 farms during the weekend of September 16th and 17th! The 21st annual Farm Tour is a self-guided tour that allows the community to connect with their local farmers. Our Mission: Celebrate locally grown food, fiber, and farm-made products Invite community members to learn from and engage with their local farmers Stimulate economic opportunity for farms in Jefferson County Participating in Farm Tour is FREE but there is a suggested $10 donation per car, which can be paid at…

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Cultivating Success: Is a Small Farm in Your Future?

September 20 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

This workshop is designed to help you explore the development of a small farm enterprise and create a plan of action for achieving your small farm dream!  September 20th 9am-12pm In person at WSU Clallam County Extension $15 per person Registration is required. Interested in starting a small farm in the city, suburbs or country? Wonder what it would take, and if you’re ready? Whether you’re in the planning stages or have just begun, this 3 hour intensive workshop will…

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