We are two farmers running Songbird Haven Farm, a quarter of an acre farm at the Viva Farms Incubator in Woodinville, WA. We currently grow diversified vegetables and run a winter and summer CSA. Inspired by farmers who are ecosystem stewards, we farm using intensive, no-till, and organic practices. We would eventually like to expand our farm, and potentially grow flowers and berries; phase 3 would include sheep. You can check out our farm here: https://songbirdhavenfarm.com/ Our farm blog is here: http://rootsandtales.com/.
Who I am and What I'm looking for:
We are recent graduates (Nov 2019) of the Viva Farms Practicum in Sustainable Agriculture program, which is a three-quarter on-farm course for aspiring organic, small-scale farmers. We volunteered at 21 acres in Woodinville during the 2018 growing season. In 2019, we launched Songbird Haven and now farm year-round. We've been a few conferences this year: Food and Farm Expo in Spokane; Tilth Conference in Yakima. It was wonderful to be in the same room with other like-minded Washington farmers. In March 2018, we traveled to an 8-acre farm in Northern California for a one-day workshop to learn from Elizabeth and Paul Kaiser of Singing Frogs Farm -- they sure know their stuff.
Crops preferred to work with:
Short term plans for the land / farm business:
The very short term plan is to finish out our time with the Viva Incubator for at least the 2020 season. We're interested in having in-depth conversations with landowners about options for a long-term lease or purchase. We envision investing in pollinator hedgerows and perennial vegetables and would love to find the right landing place to start building those parts of our farm.