Grape Grafting at Cloud Mountain Farm Center

Grape Grafting at Cloud Mountain Farm Center

As the rain pours down outside and the wind howls off the mountain through this cold and dreary spring, a crew of diligent grafters works away in the little propagation house behind the nursery.  They are grafting grape vines, literally building the plants that will...
Seeking an Executive Director to Join Our Team

Seeking an Executive Director to Join Our Team

We are looking for a dynamic leader who is passionate about agricultural research, empowerment, and the economic sustainability of diversified agriculture in Northwestern Washington. The Executive Director will be responsible for setting and managing a yearly budget,...
Native Plants for Your Landscape

Native Plants for Your Landscape

By Layla Dunlap, CMFC Nursery Manager   As I look out over Cloud Mountain Farm Center’s Nursery from our office window, I see brilliant colors starting to pop-up as spring slowly arrives. It gets me excited about warmer weather, hiking season, and botanizing....
Spring Soil Preparation

Spring Soil Preparation

These last weeks of March, as winter begins to loosen its heavy grip, many of us get excited to get early ground turned in preparation for peas, oats, and anything else we thing we might get to survive the remaining spring awakening in the still cold, 42°F soils....
Anticipating Transition at the Center

Anticipating Transition at the Center

A New Executive Director At Cloud Mountain, we are used to change. Much of agriculture is about being attuned to the seasonal changes of plants, weather, and ecosystems. One might go so far as to argue that success in agriculture depends on the ability to anticipate...

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