Worthy of honor and respect: the 2019 Farmworker March for Dignity / Noisy Waters Northwest

August 8, 2019 Dena Jensen

It’s been held for years. I have been to four. This year was the second time I’ve marched the full route. The annual Farmworker March for Dignity starts at dawn, with many people leaving their home destinations around 4:00 a.m., in carpools or individually, to arrive at shuttle locations and park their vehicles.

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2/26/19 Community Voz radio show on SB 5438, offering protections to farm workers / Facebook post, Noisy Waters Northwest

March 14, 2019 Dena Jensen

Click the graphic to access The Western Front article, “Community to Community Development Takes Fight for Agricultural Workers, Immigrants Rights to State Legislature”

I just listened to a recent Community Voz radio show on SB 5438 – which recently passed the state senate – a bill that would provide a source of funding and resources to provide better oversight to help prevent abuses of the H-2A visa agricultural program. You all should listen too. There’s a ton of information and analysis packed into the hour-long show that will help you better understand the bill. (Great music too!)

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On growing Red La Soda potatoes with no fossil fuel inputs / Facebook post, Whatcom Hawk, Walter Haugen

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10 mins  August 7, 2016 Walter Haugen

Yesterday I harvested these Red La Soda potatoes from half of a 4’x8′ raised bed (the other half is in strawberries). The yield was 17 pounds, so in the 16 square feet I got a yield of 1.06 lb/sq ft or about 1 pound per square foot. This is not an uncommon yield using raised beds for growing potatoes. Continue reading