is a few days away!
Friday, March 10, 5:30 PM
South Bay Grange
3918 Sleater Kinney Rd NE, Olympia
There are just a few things we wanted you to know . . .
- This is a potluck – please bring a dish to share!
- This is a family friendly event.
- Bringing your own plate and utensils
- Printing your own meeting documents in advance or simply reviewing them on line.
We hope you'll join us between 5:30 and 6:15 for networking time featuring representatives from the WA Young Farmers Coalition, Thurston Investment Network (a new opportunity for those wanting to make investment loans locally and for small businesses seeking loans), the 2017 Direct Sales Farm Map, and more!
While you catch up with friends and meet other supporters of farmland preservation, listen to the music of Straw Hat and participate in the raffle. It’s also a great time to pay your membership dues to keep the organization strong.
You will get an update on SSCFLT’s farmland preservation projects, farming at Scatter Creek Farm and Conservancy and conduct the business of the organization.
Pat is a welcome new addition to our volunteer crew. She is a long time Olympia resident and until recently was volunteering with the Capitol Land Trust (CLT) each week. Since Robbie is a young pup and needs lots of hands on attention to teach him all he needs to know to become a therapy dog and a truffle hunter, Pat decided she needed to step back from her duties at CLT and find a smaller job that could free her time, but still have an impact for farmland. SSCFLT had just the job! Weekly Pat collects the PO box mail, brings it to the office, logs it into our tracking system and then sends out an email to the Board with the information. All told not very time consuming, but an important task. And the added benefit is that we get to play with Robbie! Pat's background includes 18 years as a high school teacher, and 28 years managing statewide housing programs for low income families by working through local community action agencies with HUD funding. As a child, Pat spent hours working in the family garden with her father helping to raise the food they ate and in the kitchen canning and cooking with her mother. From her parents, she learned the health and happiness these tasks can bring to a person's life.
We are very grateful to have Pat, and Robbie, on our team!