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The Spokane Farmland Preservation Working Group​ advocate​s​ in favor of the community's desire to protect farmland from development, as reflected in language agreed to in the Comprehensive Plans. The Spokane Farmland Preservation Working Group is developing proposals to achieve more farmland preservation and strengthen the preservation policies governing our region that are currently failing ​to preserve farmland.  

Founding Members:

Addie Candib - American Farmland Trust
Beth Mort - Farmer/Permaculture Designer
Carrie Anderson - Urban Forest Advocate, Catalytic Convener/Community Activist
Chrys Ostrander - Regenerative Agriculture Proponent/Permaculture Designer 
Doug Phelps - Spokane Conservation District
Elizabeth Abbey, PhD, RDN
Eve Costello, Vinegar Flats Resident
Kirsten Angell - Urban Planner, Citizen Activist
Paige Kenney - Upper Columbia Group Sierra Club
Pat Munts - WSU Spokane County Extension
Phil Small - Soil Scientist/Permaculture Designer
Robin O'Quinn - Professor in Biology, Eastern Washington University
Torie Foote, Footehills Farm
Vicki Carter - Spokane Conservation District
Walt Edelen - Spokane Conservation District
Whitney Jacques - Farmer/Farm Educator 

New: Regular Meetings - First Thursday of each month from 3pm to 5pm

Our meetings are open to the public except for portions when the Working Group might meet in executive session. While we are practicing social distancing, we will meet using the Zoom conferencing system. If you would like to attend a meeting, please contact us and we will send you an invitation to join our Zoom call.

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