Land & Community Partners
Finnriver Farm Collaborative
We are farming at Finnriver with a community-minded group of farmers and organizations to share ground, equipment, resources and outreach opportunities. The Finnriver Farm Collaborative works together to grow vibrant agricultural and conservation partnerships through research, restoration and education.
Our common purpose is to explore and model how land and resource conservation, organic farming, and community-oriented rural enterprise can all work and thrive together.
You can learn more about this collaborative and the good work of these partners on a self-guided farm walk or on one of our summer Orchard Tours.
Organic Seed Alliance, a local nonprofit and national leader on organic seed, advances ethical seed solutions to meet food and farming needs in a changing world. Through research, education, and advocacy, we closely engage farmers and connect them to leading researchers, seed companies, chefs and other players in a resilient food supply. Our Research Farm at Finnriver is home to varieties in development – the heirlooms of tomorrow – and trials of wide ranging crops to identify the best ones for organic farming in this region.
360.385.7192 • www.seedalliance.org
North Olympic Salmon Coalition promotes robust wild salmon stocks for families, fishers, and local economies by furthering habitat restoration and education on the North Olympic Peninsula. Finnriver Orchard is a base camp for the Salmon Coalition’s dedicated volunteers and home to its native plant nursery, a place for community members of all ages to gather and deepen their understanding and love of the Peninsula through meaningful volunteer and hands-on outdoor learning experiences. Join us!
360.379.8051 • www.nosc.org
Essential Blooms is a small-scale flower endeavor that grows and sells unique, unusual and sometimes forgotten ower seeds and cut owers. Our blooms are grown with the intention to inspire an aesthetic appreciation for earth’s beauty and a spirit of responsibility for the natural environment.
888.575.0272 • www.essential-blooms.com
We are a local, nonprofit land conservation organization dedicated to preserving the rural character and iconic landscapes of Jefferson County. Our vision is to live in and partner to support a healthy, thriving community where residents and visitors feel at home in our natural areas and where the entire community is involved in stewarding these lands for the future. In partnership with the community, the Land Trust has helped to protect and manage more than 16,500 acres of our area’s most important places.
At Finnriver, Jefferson Land Trust helped place a voluntary conservation agreement on the historic Brown Farm that once operated on this site. This permanently protects its agricultural soils for future generations by ensuring that the farm is kept under single ownership with 5 acres set aside for buildings and the rest for agriculture. The east bank of Chimacum Creek is protected as well, creating a 35-foot buffer to support healthy wildlife habitat and salmon recovery efforts. The evolution of this iconic farm property is an exciting example of how we collaborate to keep farmland in production and protected forever.
360.379.9501 • www.saveland.org
We are a small, grassroots non-profit working on earth repair, agriculture, seed collecting, nursery sales, tree planting, fruit picking, permaculture, agroforestry, ethnobotany, medicinal herb growing and wildcrafting. We are happy to grow a garden at Finnriver full of colorful, fragrant, healing plants.
360.643.9178 • www.friendsofthetrees.net
Finnriver had to have an old oil tank removed from the ground and contracted with The Remediators, who are mycoremediation and phytoremediation experts who ‘clean soil using fungi.’ The Integrated Biological Approach is a living partnership between natures recyclers using fungi, soil bacteria, and hyper accumulating plants that gobble toxins from soil and water. Their natural process breaks down the pollutants and restores the soil to health!
360.461.1361 • www.theremediators.com
Power Trip Energy is dedicated to improving the future of our community and our state through the use of renewable energy technologies. At Finnriver we installed an expandable grid-tied system of 212 solar panels thanks to support from the community and a USDA Rural Energy for America program. These panels cover 3,000 square feet of roof space at the Cider Garden, with an estimated annual production of 65,000 kWh of electricity. This powers the operation with renewable sunshine and sends green energy back into the power grid — and helps promote a renewable energy future!
Finnriver was awarded a USDA Rural Energy for America Program grant to help fund this project and also received community support from a crowd-funded Barnraiser campaign. Thanks to everyone who helped us light up this solar system!
360.643.3080 • www.powertripenergy.com