Farm Walk: Kirsop Farm
Scaling Up: From Simplified to Diversified Vegetables, Grains and Animals
Join us for an in-person Farm Walk at Kirsop Farm to hear from Genine and Colin about the evolution of their Certified Organic farm over the years!
They grow produce and raise livestock on 60 acres of land at the Scatter Creek Farm and Conservancy in Rochester, WA, and sell through farmers markets, their CSA and online store. They left the Tumwater land they farmed for 20 years back in 2013 to be the anchor farmers in a project that preserves 150 acres of beautiful agricultural land and river habitat. We’ll get a chance to observe and hear about the changes they have made to scale up and increase diversity and sustainability.
Note: To prevent the spread of Avian Flu, the Farm Walk will not be visiting the bird production areas of the farm. Please avoid contact with birds during the 72 hours before the event and make sure to not wear any footwear or clothing that has come into contact with birds.
About Farm Walks
Since 2004, Tilth Alliance and WSU Food Systems Program have organized over 130 Farm Walks around Washington State. Each Farm Walk includes a tour of the host farm, a deep dive into 1-2 themes, and a discussion of current research and resources related to those themes.