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Greenbank Farm is a community asset | Letter

Editor,

Greenbank Farm is a community-founded nonprofit organization, in partnership with the Port of Coupeville.

I attended the weekend’s Loganberry Festival, the Greenbank Farm’s yearly fun fest.

Just wandering around and taking in the sights, I could see firsthand how a wide diversity of folks truly enjoy this community event and location — medieval royalty on horses, Zumba dancers, hot dogs from the Lions, pulled pork sandwiches from the Whidbey Pies Cafe — it was all good.

Especially noteworthy — so much community information was available from farmers, winemakers, artists, falconers, 4-H,  WSU, Master Gardeners and firefighters.

Many of our Central Whidbey movers and shakers and community professionals volunteered time and resources to connect with you, the engaged public, the residents and visitors who make up our special place — Whidbey Island.

Greenbank Farm is evolving into the community gathering place that local residents envisioned that it could be back in the early 1990s.

As we move forward with intensified farming, solar power, event hosting and a growing variety of community interests and projects, I hope that you will check out the website, walk your dog on the grounds, talk to the farmers and make lots of suggestions for how the Greenbank Farm can serve you and meet your needs.

After all, it is your resource.

 

Mike Diamanti

Coupeville

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