Local farmers are at the heart of our food system. And yet, the barriers that they face are staggering, especially for marginalized growers. From finding and affording land to keeping it productive and resilient in the face of climate change, local farmers need our support now more than ever.
That’s why Washington Farmland Trust and Viva Farms are teaming up for the second year in a row on a collaborative fundraising event: Love the Land. Our organizations have a long history of making land available for farming and connecting farmers with the resources that they need. Through our strategic partnership, we have leveraged our collective expertise to protect farmland to serve as training ground for future food growers, and connect farmers to land opportunities to grow or transition their businesses.
Our virtual benefit concert will feature words from organizational leaders, testimonials from farmers, and musical performances by The Decemberists, True Loves, Black Belt Eagle Scout, Whitney Mongé, and Sera Cahoone." (Promo Copy)