Learn more about how we protect and steward threatened farmland in Washington and make land more accessible to the next generation of farmers.
Every day, we work to protect one of our most valuable natural resources: farmland. We protect farmland forever by working with landowners to remove their farm’s development potential, or by purchasing at-risk farmland with the goal of leasing or selling it to a local farmer. In both scenarios, we use tools like conservation easements to make farmland more affordable.
To ensure the land we protect thrives into the future, we support farmers in their pursuit of sustainable and organic farming practices. From annual monitoring to restoration, our stewardship work allows us to uphold our responsibility as an accredited land trust, and reflects our commitment to farmers and their land for the long haul.
Whether you’re looking to connect with local farmers, get your hands dirty, or learn more about conservation and sustainable farming, our events allow you to get out on the farm and engage with our work in person. We host farm tours, harvest festivals, tree plantings, and our On the Farm series, and often have information booths at festivals and farmer’s markets in the communities where we work.
PCC Farmland Trust has partnered with Washington farmers for nearly 20 years, and we’ve come to understand their land access challenges and needs. Guided by our learnings, we launched a new program that connects farmers with working land. Through online matching and in-person, place-based support, Farm to Farmer connects new and expanding farmers with land opportunities and helps retiring farmers transfer their land to the next generation.