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.
Are you wondering what it’s like to work with Whatcom CD?
Read on to learn about Jen and Leslie Heron and their Farm Planning experience!
Q:How long have you lived here in Whatcom County?
A: We bought our property October 2017 and began driving up Friday nights, working on improvements each weekend, then driving back to be ready for work on Monday. We moved here full time August 2019.
Are you wondering what it’s like to work with Whatcom CD? Read on to learn about Tiffany Bell and her Farm Planning experience.
Why build a rain garden?
Rain gardens are highly engineered to provide environmental benefits, but don't let that fool you.
They are also beautifully landscaped garden features that:
• Enhance the landscaping and appearance of homes and yards
• Provide habitat for beneficial insects and birds
• Filter oil and grease from driveways, pesticides, and fertilizers from lawns, and other pollutants before they reach groundwater or the storm drain and eventually streams, wetlands, lakes and marine waters
The Whatcom Conservation District is dedicated to helping Whatcom County farmers to overcome barriers and support local agriculture. As part of this goal we have launched Manure Link!
WCD will maintain this program to help connect manure producers with people seeking manure. Manure Link is a simple way to recycle valuable nutrients and organic matter from farms with surplus to others who need it.
Visit our Manure Link Page to learn more and explore the resource.
Whatcom Conservation District now has a small manure spreader available for loan to landowners in Whatcom County. Contact us to learn how you can use the spreader on your farm! 360-526-2381