A not-for-profit organization which uses private and public resources to fulfill its mission of "building partnerships for community youth development that value and involve youth in solving issues critical to their lives, their families and society."
Council partners with 4-H and other youth programs and organizations to focus on diverse groups of young people in rural, urban and suburban communities. National 4-H Council helps provide "hands-on" co-educational programs and activities to young people nationwide in collaboration with the youth development education initiatives of the Cooperative Extension System.
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Cooperative Extension provides copious amounts of information to farmers and consumers. King County Cooperative Extension offers a program called DialExtension. This is an audio tape library that is telephone accessible 24 hours a day at 206-296-3425. At the prompt enter 97 to listen to locations where you can u-pick crops for that particular season. If this is long distance, 206-325-6125 and ask for extension 6-3425.
King-Pierce County Farm Bureau
Cheryl Ouellette, President
The Farm Bureau is a grassroots membership organization open to anyone with an interest in agriculture and offers many services to its members. The King County Farm Bureau is a chapter of the American Farm Bureau Federation, the nation's largest farm organization.
Kitsap Community & Agricultural Alliance
PO Box 11
Keyport WA 98345
KCAA is a non-profit membership organization serving the Kitsap Peninsula area that is dedicated to providing support and advocacy for sustainable agriculture. Informational meetings are held the first Tuesday of each month at 7:00pm in teh Norm Dicks Center in Bremerton. Please come and join!
WA State Grange
924 Capitol Way South #300
P.O. Box 1186
Olympia, WA 98507-1186
The Grange is a fraternity of farmers, and families of rural, suburban and urban people from all walks of life. When you join the Grange, you are becoming an important part of a system that works for the betterment of a way of life for all Washingtonians, through promoting strong communities, responsive government and personal integrity. The Grange builds strong community citizens with enrichment programs on many levels. Programs available in which all members may participate include: legislative activities, community service, talent and art classes, deaf awareness, youth projects, junior grange, business meetings and other member services.
4649 Sunnyside Ave North, Room 1
Seattle, WA 98103
Non-profit organization providing educational information on organic gardening, composting and pesticide reduction. Also Publishes a directory of CSAs, is the contact for people interested in learning more about working on local oraganic farms. On-site garden open to the public at all times.
PO Box 48
Carnation, WA 98014
Non-profit organization whose mission is to support organic and sustainable food production practices throughout the Snoqualmie and Snohomish watersheds. We strive to bring together individuals working to support and promote biologically sound and socially equitable agriculture and connect them with consumers
South Whidbey Tilth
P.O. Box 252
Langley, WA 98260
Dedicated to biologically sound, socially equitable agriculture. Operates a farmer's market mid-June through October on South Whidbey Island. Features an educational display at the Island County Fair in August and published a monthly newsletter.
Tilth Placement Service
Contact for farmers who are willing to accept apprentices. Apprentices should contact Seattle Tilth.
P.O. Box 85056
Seattle, WA 98145-1056
Non-profit organization that publishes a bi-annual directory of organic and sustianable farms in WA state with crop finders, CSAs, farmers markets, restaurants, wholesalers, etc. Also publishes a quarterly newsletter, sponsors the Tilth Placement Service and holds an annual educational conference for farmers, usually in November.
Vashon Island Growers Association
PO Box 2894
Vashon Island, WA 98070
VIGA is a non-profit organization of local growers working together to provide produce, plants, trees, cut flowers and other specialties to Puget Sound markets, florists, nurseries and island farm stands and the Vashon Farmers Market. VIGA membership is open to anyone growing produce or plants on Vashon Island, and also to those who want to support island agriculture. VIGA sponsors classes and educational workshops.
Washington Food System Directory
Over the past three decades groups have come together across Washington to respond to the issues of sustaining agriculture and local communities. Check out this website for a brief overview of key organizations in Washington state, organized by categories as a starting point in "mapping" the sustainable food and agriculture network.
Washington State Department of Agriculture
Organic Certification ProgramP.O. Box 42560
Olympia, WA 98504-2560
Miles McEvoy or Tim Batiste
Western Sustainable Agriculture Working Group
A network of grassroots groups throughout the Western US and Canada working to promote sustainable agriculture.
Skagitonians to Preserve Farmland
Mt Vernon, WA 98273
Skagitonians to Preserve Farmland is a grass-roots, non-profit organization formed in 1989 and dedicated to protecting Skagit County's rich agricultural heritage through public and landowner education. Skagitonians is also an IRS-approved land Trust that accepts donations of agricultural easements and gifts of land, and may purchase easements or land with donated funds. Skagitonians meets with and counsels farmland owners on these and other mechanisms to keep agricultural land for agricultural production.
South of the Sound Community Farm Land Trust
Farm City Alliance
28810 - 57th Pl.S
Auburn, WA 98001
The Farm City Alliance is an all volunteer, state-wide group committed to preserving farmland and the business of farming in WA state.
An agricultural weekly newspaper serving WA, OR, ID, and Northern CA.