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Tilth Alliance Grant

We’re so excited that our grant proposal from the Tilth Alliance’s Washington State Organic and Sustainable Farming Fund (WSOSFF) has been accepted! The goal of the grant program is to support organic and regenerative agricultural practices and mitigate climate change. With this grant, we’ll be replacing the invasive plants from the farm and with a cover crop, adding native and bee pollinator plants, creating an endangered Island Marble Butterfly habitat, and extending the needed irrigation for the new plants.

 

The new Island Marble Butterfly habitat is important because the species is recognized as one of the most endangered butterflies in the world, with only about 200 known to be living on San Juan Island. The butterfly’s host plants include field mustard (Brassica rapa), tumble mustard (Sisymbrium altissimum), and tall peppergrass (Lepidium virginicum). These mustards, when in flower, also provide nectar for the adults. Learn more at https://sjpt.org/what-we-do/care-for-land/stewardship/stewardship-projects/island-marble-butterfly-project/ 

 

You can go to https://tilthalliance.org/ for more information on the Tilth Alliance.



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