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Washington State University’s 4-acre organic farm to expand to a 30-acres with $5-million dollar donation


Part of ‘edible landscape’ plan by Laurie Mooney. See complete design here.

$5 million-dollar gift from alumni will push Washington State University into the forefront of national organic agriculture research

By Linda Weiford
WSU News
May 21, 2012

Excerpt:

PULLMAN, Wash. – At first blush, it’s like a scene from an idyllic Disney movie. Children play on swings as sheep bah nearby, raindrops collected in large vats feed tidy rows of carrots, and families pick handfuls of cherries from slouching branches. Within viewing distance, grizzly bear cubs play like overgrown puppies in a gated pen.

But this isn’t fiction; it’s a not-too-distant scene at Washington State University. This summer, construction begins on its New Organic Farm — courtesy of generous donors, vision-driven professors and staff, and the brain work of a student who designed the farm for her thesis project.

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May 25, 2012   Comments Off on Washington State University’s 4-acre organic farm to expand to a 30-acres with $5-million dollar donation