Where Cows Meet Clams is a project designed to help farmers and forest landowners, and those interested in becoming farmers and/or forest landowners, build longevity and success with their resource businesses while protecting important natural assets using tools, trends and practices that have been demonstrated to work. The project is also designed to build on existing buy local trends in the Snoqualmie Valley and develop new, experiential tourism ways to support Snoqualmie Valley farms and forests.|
Workshops held in February and early March provided an integrated, hands-on approach to operating a successful and sustainable farm or forest. The holistic approach will combine stewardship, succession planning and marketing/ economic development that taps into trends in restoration, buy-local and experience-based tourism.
Three additional evening sessions will delve more deeply into key topics introduced during the farm and forest landowner workshops. The topics include: stewardship practices, succession planning and marketing.
All workshops will be held at Camp Korey in the Alpine Room, 6-9pm. Registration is $15 on Brown Paper Tickets and covers the cost of workshop materials and light refreshments.
March 12 Stewardship Intensive / BPT Event #352029
Take the plunge and protect your property, water quality, and fish and wildlife habitat. Attend this workshop to design a stream or wetland native plant restoration plan. Calculate the length and cost of fencing to keep animals out of aquatic areas, select native plants suited to stream and wetland buffers, determine plant placement, and outline a maintenance plan.
There are times when land development projects on your farm can trigger the need to make stewardship enhancements on your property. This can include installation or enhancement of buffers. Learn the role buffers play in overall watershed health and in the permitting process. For example, what is required when siting an agricultural structure (barn or farm pad) in a buffer of a stream or wetland. What do you need to consider when establishing or enhancing a buffer, what technical assistance does the County provide?
Joshua Monaghan, King Conservation District
Jacobus Saperstein, King Conservation District
Ralph Svrjcek, Washington State Department of Ecology
Steve Bottheim, King County Department of Development and Environmental Services
March 19 Succession Planning Intensive / BPT Event #352123
Want to protect your family's farm or forest legacy? Does one of more of your kids want to inherit your farm or forest operation? Are there family dynamics making your decisions difficult? Do you know you need to do something about estate and business planning but keep on putting it off? Then this training is for you!! Secure the future of your land the way you want it to be. This workshop has been designed for Puget Sound Basin farmers and forest land owners (or those about to buy or lease.
Dennis Brislawn, Principal Attorney, Private Client Law Group
March 26 Marketing Intensive / BPT Event #352145
Get into the nitty-gritty of marketing, economic development and tourism opportunities for your farm or forest. Using hands-on approaches, we'll work on marketing plans, storytelling, on-the ground 'how to' of social media with Julie Stiel from River Valley Cheese and training on how to work with media with Liz Banse of Resource-Media.
You've probably heard countless times that "a picture is worth a thousand words." It's true and it should be the guiding philosophy for your marketing: from direct consumer outreach to business storytelling to social media to reporter outreach. During this workshop session Liz Banse will take you from theory to practice on visual communications. Julie Steil will discuss her effective use of social media as a landowner, and Calyx Sustainable Tourism will address tourism trends, experiential tourism opportunities, marketing mechanics, web and writing considerations, and a self-assessment to determine where you are on the continuum of farm and forest tourism opportunities.
Heidi Siegelbaum & Steve Gersman, Calyx Sustainable Tourism
Julie Stiel, River Valley Cheese
Liz Banse, Resource-Media
Camp Korey, 28901 NE Carnation Farm Rd, Carnation WA 98014, 425-788-1511
The office gate will be open and parking available just as you drive in. Parking is also available at the flagpoles outside of the Office gate. The Alpine room is a short walk from the parking area and there will be signs directing people there.
Hwy 520 to Camp Korey
1. Take the Hwy 520 East towards Redmond.
2. Continue east on 520 to the Redmond Way/Fall City exit (Hwy. 202).
3. At the stoplight, turn right onto Hwy. 202 (Redmond Inn will be on the right).
4. Continue east on Hwy 202 for about 6 miles on to Ames Lake Road.
5. Turn left on Ames Lake Road and go about 5 miles to Camp Korey on the right.
6. There will be parking in front of the flag poles or drive thru the gate and park in front of the Business Center.
I 90 To Camp Korey
From I-90 take exit # 22 off of I-90 (Preston, Fall City exit).
1. Follow Preston Fall City Rd until you came to the town of Fall City.
2. At the stop sign turn right and go over the bridge at Fall City.
3. Turn left at the other side of the bridge (roundabout) onto Fall City/ Carnation Rd. State Route 203.
4. Follow Fall City/Carnation Rd though the town of Carnation.
5. Turn left onto Carnation Farms Rd. Look for Camp Korey sign
6. Follow Carnation Farm Rd approx 2 miles to Camp Korey
Where Cows Meet Clams has been funded by EPA's National Estuary Program (Cooperative Agreement Grant PC-00J20101) in partnership with the Washington State Department of Ecology.
Camp Korey, Alpine Room (View)
28901 NE Carnation Farm Road
Carnation, WA 98014
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|