After a few scary minutes on N Levee Road, we managed to get to Richter Farm in time to see the KOMO 4 interview. Their report is here, with video.
According to KOMO, the freight company may now be willing to give the farm some time "if the lawyers will get out of the way." We will see. I've been promised an email update and I'll keep you informed if things change over the weekend. Otherwise, stay tuned for details about Monday's planned demolition.
Whatever happens, I'm very sad to know that these beautiful berries,
and this perfect pumpkin
will be among the last things ever grown on a beautiful farm, in some of the best soil in the world.
Among the 20 or so people who came to show their support for the farm were a father and four children who came after getting an email from the Tacomamama list. He's had family in the Puyallup River Valley for decades, and talked about a vast subterranean forest buried just feet beneath the rich volcanic soil, an amazing built in fertilizer. That fantastic fertile soil has already been ripped out of broad swathes of the valley, and it hurts to see another big patch surrender itself to concrete and asphalt.
Anyway...how about that community garden tour? Pick up your map tomorrow morning, 11 am, at the Proctor Farmers Market.