Landowner Spotlight: Roger Edmonds

Roger Edmonds and his horse.

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.

This page was last modified on 12/17/20 - 11:23

Landowner Spotlight: Jen and Leslie Heron

Jen and Leslie Heron

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.

This page was last modified on 11/19/20 - 12:46

Landowner Spotlight: Raegen Miller

Raegen Miller

After a career as a teacher, education researcher, and policy specialist, Raegen Miller is now developing a small Custer farmstead. His productive rural oasis is complete with a salmon bearing stream, garden, a flock of laying hens, and fiber sheep. He has his eye on a number of cottage food enterprises - keep your eye out for a limited run of his tomato jam. In addition to hosting a salmon viewing on his farm last fall, Raegen has worked with Whatcom CD for custom conservation planning, small farm grants for home improvement, and now our landowner spotlight program.

This page was last modified on 10/22/20 - 14:42

Landowner Spotlight: Robin Probst

Robin Probst
Robin Probst is current the vice president of the Whatcom County Dressage and Eventing Association. Her partnership with Whatcom Conservation District includes conservation planning, soil testing, barn gutter rebate, small farm grant program, manure spreader loan. She was featured as a small farm makeover in Northwest Horse Source magazine in December 2018! Robin currently collaborates with friends to manage a residential horse property in central Whatcom County.
This page was last modified on 09/24/20 - 09:56

Ferndale Seamount Raingarden program

Rain Garden Manual

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

This page was last modified on 06/24/20 - 10:34