Hope Mountain Farm is a 4-acre farm in Leavenworth, WA, that grows certified organic berries and vegetables, in addition to keeping bees. They received a $5,000 grant to purchase silage tarps, ground cover, and a flail mower to mulch crops after harvest and create healthy soil.
“We’ve completed all of our sustainability projects and fully transitioned to no-till production on our farm. We used silage tarps for proactive weed management throughout the season and also put them down in the fall to keep the ground drier for spring planting. Instead of tilling in our crops at the end of the season, we used the flail mower to create mulch and to prepare seed beds in between plantings.” —Susan Curtis, owner