February-March Newsletter

Dear Friends of Farmer Frog,

February was a challenging month with the move out of Paradise Farm. We are so grateful for all the support we received from the community to make the impossible possible.

We did not leave the land the way we found it.

We did not leave mountains of trash everywhere, hundreds of thousands of pounds in the wetland and forest edges, used by bears and other wildlife to den in. We did not leave hundreds of tires in piles seeping into the headwaters of Bear Creek. We did not leave trash-riddled decades old manure waist-deep in the barn corners.

We did not leave buildings falling over, only held up by blackberries and trees. We did not leave dangerous blackberry covered barbwire fencing in the tree lines. We did not leave rotted haybales hiding mummified rats and mice.

No, we did not leave it the way we found it. We left the land wrapped in our love and gratitude and took with us the gift of memories.

We look forward to new beginnings at BearGrass Farm. We will be having a Farm Raising on April 27 – see below to register if you would like to join us. Also check the calendar on our website for more events, workshops, and volunteer opportunities coming up as the seasons unfold.

Advocacy & Events

Food Sovereignty Advocacy Day

Farmer Frog and The Fresh Food Coalition spent an amazing time in Olympia at the Anti-Hunger and Nutrition Coalition’s annual Hunger Action Day collectively urging our elected officials to increase much needed food assistance funding for both the mainstream food bank system and for non-traditional food assistance programs.

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Plant & Seed Swap

Farmer Frog and Light House Gardens are teaming up for a Plant & Seed Swap, Friday, April 19 from 1:00-4:00 pm.  Tables will be set up for sharing by the green house. Bring your abundance of seeds and extra plants. Leave with new treasures and maybe even make some new friends.

LOCATION: 11305 Old Snohomish Monroe Rd, Snohomish, WA

See you there! EVENT LINK

Join us for a Farm Raising!

WHAT is a Farm Raising? It is much like a barn raising where the community comes together and helps a local farm out. 

HOSTS: Umi Kitada with Farmer Frog & Western Wildlife Outreach

WHEN: Saturday, April 27, 2024 – 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

WHERE: BearGrass Farm, 11201 Old Snohomish Monroe Rd, Snohomish, WA 98290

Please register here so we know how many will be in your party.

Animal Tracker

Bear With Me WA

What’s on the menu in your yard? Farmer Frog and Western Wildlife Outreach joined Snoqualmie Elementary for STEAM night to talk with students about farming, bears, and wildlife friendly farming.

Stay tuned in the coming weeks for more about this developing education program. By saving bears – one yard, farm, and human at a time – we create resilient communities and a healthy planet.

Lovestock News

Happy 11th Birthday Sirius!

Sirius likes long naps with the sheep in fresh straw, walks around the farm with the Lovestock team, barking at coyotes and bears to keep them away.

He needs some new fencing for his pasture and a big pile of straw to rest in. You can chip in for his birthday gifts here.

Woof! Thanks for your support