A Place-Based Partnership Model
Partnerships make our work possible. After launching Farm to Farmer in Pierce and King Counties building on Washington Farmland Trust's long-standing relationships and conservation work in those communities, we are thrilled to be able to grow Farm to Farmer to serve the entire state of Washington thanks to our place-based partnership model. Through a collaboration with local conservations districts, agencies, and other land trusts, we are humbled to be able to lean on the expertise and knowledge of partners on the ground in order to deliver our program to new communities across the state.
Working Farmland Partnership
Though Farm to Farmer serves the entire state of Washington, our work in King County is guided by the shared goals of the Working Farmland Partnership, a group of stakeholders aiming to ensure a farming future in King County by keeping land in production and increasing land access for farmers. By leveraging land access programs like Farm to Farmer, and through personalized technical support, the Working Farmland Partnership helps landowners put their farmable land into production and farmers find, evaluate, and prepare the right properties for their businesses. Members of the collaboration include: Washington Farmland Trust, SnoValley Tilth, King County, Viva Farms, American Farmland Trust, International Rescue Committee’s New Roots Program, Tilth Alliance, and King Conservation District.