Washington Farmland Trust events provide community members with an opportunity to learn about our cause first hand — either on the farm or closer to home. Attend an event to dig into local farming issues, support our mission, or give back through volunteering. We also show up at partner events in the communities where we work to build relationships and local connections. Be sure to stay up to date on upcoming events by signing up for our monthly newsletter, The Crop, or get a feel for the annual events we host throughout the year below.
Love the Land
For the last four years, we have hosted Love the Land, a benefit concert featuring words from our leadership, stories from farmers, and musical performances by renowned local artists from Dave Matthews to True Loves to Colin Meloy of The Decemberists. Hundreds of guests turn out for this event each year, which is typically hosted on a farm or another beautiful outdoor space in the Seattle area in the fall.
Love the Land wouldn’t be possible without the support of our corporate sponsors. Want to learn more about how to partner with us on Love the Land 2024? Email our Co-Director of Development Claudia Lewis at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friends & Farms Fun Run
Our annual 5k community run is a unique opportunity to connect with the land while moving your body. All attendees are invited to run, walk, or move with us in any way you desire. Our goal is to create space for our community to get outside, connect with one another, and learn about local farmland, food, and how to get more involved with our mission to protect land and support farmers. We aim to host this event in the summer on one of our conserved farms so that attendees and volunteers can experience the bounty of the growing season.
Several times a year, we offer opportunities to get involved and help out on a working farm. We host work parties on conserved farmland as well as partner farms to help local growers plant native trees and shrubs for pollinators, remove invasive species, or other activities that keep farmland healthy.
Stay informed about all of these events and more by signing up for The Crop.