Updates From The Farm

Intern Projects: Working towards Sustainability, #3

Intern Profile: Lily Morgan Lily is a student at Fairhaven College at Western Washington University.  So she could commit to 40 hours a week for eight months, Lily took spring and fall quarters off from school in order to participate in Cloud Mountain’s internship...

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Intern Projects: Working for Sustainability, #2

Intern Profile: Hilary Graham  Hilary grew up in the suburbs of San Francisco and attended college at the University of CA, Santa Cruz getting her degree in American Studies. After college she worked for a Bay Area municipality's waste reduction program but realized...

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Summer Harvest Day and Open House

Sunday, August 18 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Cloud Mountain Farm Center will be hosting an Open House and Summer Harvest Day. This is an opportunity for you to come out and visit to learn about the various crop and production trials and internship program happening here....

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Winter Garden Varieties

We had a great turnout for our Planning and Planting your Winter Garden workshop the last weekend in June.  One request I had from several attendees was for a list of my favorite hardy varieties, things you can plant now and harvest fall, winter, and spring.  So here...

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Intern Projects: Working for Sustainability

Intern Profile: Sean D'Agnolo Sean is a carpenter by trade. Originally from Minnesota, he moved to Seattle to be close to family. The desire to start a landscaping business with his brother lead to his discovery of Seattle Tilth, through which he connected with a...

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Leafy Greens Harvesting Update

In our three year leafy greens trial, part of the grant allowed us to purchase equipment for seeding and harvesting the greens.  This equipment is being used at the farms in the trial, and is housed here at Cloud Mountain....

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UFO Cherries

or Upright Fruiting Offshoot Cherries An ongoing project at Cloud Mountain is 'the cherry tunnel'.  In 2005, we began this growing trial in which we grow sweet cherries inside a 180' long, 32' wide high tunnel, trained to a trellis system.  Why grow cherries this way?...

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Leafy Greens Trials

Over the next few months, we will be reporting on Cloud Mountain Farm Center's  most extensive project, a Leafy Greens Trial. In the fall of 2012, we began, in conjunction with WSU faculty, the first phase of a three year project. The goal of the first phase: Identify...

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It’s time to prune your rhododendrons

The Pacific Northwest has one of the finest rhododendron growing climates in the country. They are an integral part of many landscapes, and their variety is astounding. As the bloom season winds down in early June, it...

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Strawberry Propagation

When farmers of organic strawberries in the Northwest plant in fall for the next year’s harvest, they use plugs purchased and shipped from suppliers in southeast United States. Now, a recent grant from The Community Food Coop Farm Fund, supports a trial by Cloud...

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