Conservation district chooses supervisor

The Whidbey Island Conservation District supervisors appointed Antonia Palkovic to fill a mid-term vacancy for an elected supervisor position at their regular meeting on Oct. 27.

This position runs until May 2012. Palkovic grew up in Plattsburgh, N.Y.  Both sets of her grandparents were Midwestern dairy farmers and spending winter holidays and summers on their farms played a big role in developing her interests.

After completing her bachelor’s degree in political science in South Africa, Palkovic taught English in South Korea before returning to the U.S. to follow her dream of farming.

She interned and worked as an assistant farm manager on several different organic vegetable farms in the Catskills and Finger Lakes areas of New York before pursuing graduate studies at the University of California at Davis, specializing in soil science and agro-ecology.

Palkovic moved to Whidbey Island in 2010 and is currently co-managing Molly’s Island Garden where she grows vegetables for Molly’s CSA, local farmers’ markets, grocers and restaurateurs.

For more information, contact the WICD at 678-4708 or visit


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