When the founder of Elf Sanctuary, Mica Hartley, moved to her current property, she had no intention of owning any farm animals. She fell in love with the property itself, a homestead built in the 1880s, on 40 acres, intersecting a tributary of California Creek.
Larissa and Jonathan Ullberg moved to their current farm with big dreams. They wanted property and enough space for their kids to play, to grow their own food, and to be able to raise horses too. However, making their dreams a reality was initially very daunting and overwhelming before they reached out to Whatcom CD for help.
Briana and Joe Peck have lived in Whatcom county for 14 years and in the Salish Breeze neighborhood since 2015. They love their wild neighbors, like herons, gulls, eagles and harbor seals. They also do their part to protect those neighbors by reporting pollution and cleaning up trash along beaches and roadways as Watershed Watchers.
Community Partnerships Help Osprey Hill Farm Grow Sustainably
Roger Edmonds has been an active member of the Whatcom County equine community for many years, serving as a founding board member of the Friends of Sunset Farm Park, member of the Whatcom County draft horse drill team, and current vice president of the Whatcom County Backcountry Horsemen. It has been really great working with Roger to put on workshops as part of our Farm Speaker Series. He has also taken advantage of the Conservation District planning services and poultry processing equipment rental, and now with our landowner spotlight program.