Volunteers from Boy Scout Troop 574 participated with an Eagle Scout project organized by Joe Comstock at the historic Lloyd Family Farm, which is now part of the Paradise Lake Conservation Area and the headquarters property of Farmer Frog.
The project included rebuilding a historic milk barn, clearing overgrown areas of weeds and vines, reorganizing a woodshed, and preserving a patch of rhubarb plants. The preservation of the milk barn will give community members an educational experience while enjoying the farm, native wetland, forest, and trails.
The Lloyd Family homestead site, now Paradise Farm, consists of 30 acres of pasture, forest, wetland, the original homestead buildings, and other historic farm buildings. Farmer Frog’s mission is to educate youth, families and communities about sustainable food production and to use the headquarters site as a demonstration and learning site as well as an agriculture heritage site.
Project money was made possible by a grant from Thrivent through the Thrivent Action Team program, and used towards purchasing lumber supplies. Eagle Scout Joe Comstock put in many hours to the project with his father and brother to coordinate with Snohomish County and Farmer Frog in order to initiate and complete the project to the approval of both entities. The remaining yard clean-up work was accomplished through the efforts of many youth and adult volunteers who generously gave their time and brought their own work tools as-needed to help Joe complete the Eagle Scout work project.
More information on the Paradise Lake Conservation Area can be found here. Photos courtesy of Boy Scout Troop 574 and Joe Comstock.