What People Are Saying

From donors to our GiveBig campaign, May 5, 2015:

“Happy to support the vital work you are doing!”

“This is a very worthy organization that does good in the world.  What more worthy cause than farms that produce healthy, unadulterated food to ensure our continued existence.”

“You are doing great work and you should know how much it is appreciated! We are so glad to be a part of ‘something so much bigger than all of us’ — making a difference to Washington’s children.”

“Thanks for all your work on behalf of farmers and ranchers and sustainable use of our precious lands.”


“The Network has brought many agencies and groups together that, united, are making Washington agriculture more sustainable. They are helping create a better quality of life for all of us.”

Miles McEvoy
Organic Food Program, WA State Dept. of Agriculture


“The Network’s advocacy and constant vigilance on state policy and our state agricultural institutions have made a huge difference for small farms, organic and sustainable agriculture in Washington State.”

—Anne Schwartz
Farmer, Blue Heron Farm and President, Tilth Producers


“The Network has fundamentally changed the way public institutions carry out agriculture research and education in Washington.”

—Kim Leval
Center for Rural Affairs


“The Network is one of the best examples of a successful state-based sustainable agriculture network in the nation. This network has been a great inspiration and model for all western states that make up the western sustainable agriculture movement.”

—Jeff Schahczenski
Western Sustainable Agriculture Working Group


“The Network’s persistent pressure, political base and knowing when to negotiate and when to take a hard stance has been key to creating change within WSDA and other state institutions.”

—Chris Curtis
Director, Neighborhood Farmers Market Alliance


“The Network has proven its value…through skillfully organizing many constituencies into a strong and effective pressure point for change, both within the university and outside. Their leadership has provided political support and legitimacy for faculty in the university to embrace sustainable and organic research and education.”

—Christopher Feise
Director, Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources


“We feel strongly that the Network’s work is at the core of fostering healthy ecosystems and communities with our state. Our food choices have tremendous impacts on our economies, ecosystems and communities; the Network works tirelessly to bring this fact to light and to creatively promote systemic pathways for beneficial food production and consumption.”

—Tanya Marcovna Barnett
Earth Ministry