Washington farm certified as 'salmon-safe'

Farming practices at The Evergreen State College Organic Farm are safe for salmon, according to a Seattle-based nonprofit conservation group, Stewardship Partners.

The three-acre farm received high marks for efficient irrigation that conserves water, farm biodiversity, the use of natural weed- and pest-control methods in lieu of toxic chemicals, protection of waterways and prevention of soil erosion.

“As the first college farm to be Salmon-Safe-certified, Evergreen will serve as a working model to educate the public about both environmental farming practices and credible, third-party eco-labeling programs,” said Larry Nussbaum of Stewardship Partners.

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