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Bullitt grant match update: dollars are in, new donors to go

Sound Consumer | August 2002

by Jody Aliesan, PCC Farmland Fund President and Operating Officer

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Thanks to leadership gifts from two anonymous donors, individual supporters of the Farmland Fund have more than matched the Bullitt Foundation's $25,000 challenge. As this issue of the Sound Consumer went to press, individuals and families have provided $38,920 since Bullitt announced its support on April 9. Every dollar goes toward protecting the Shipley Fields, 40 acres of rich delta soil along the Lower Dungeness River near Sequim. We need to raise $250,000 to purchase an agricultural conservation easement on this land that will require organic farming in perpetuity.

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The Shipley Fields, 40 acres of fertile delta soil in the Dungeness Valley. Our help is on the way

The second goal we proposed in our grant application was to increase by 15 percent our average gift of $157. We've gone past that in a rush. At press time, our average gift was $309, a 97 percent increase over 2001, and 82 percent over the goal.

The final of our three Bullitt application goals is an increase in new donors by 15 percent. We're closing in on that number: only 66 to go. If you support saving farmland from development and keeping it in production, now is the best time to put your money on it!

In most states in the U.S., prime farmland is being developed at two to four times the rate of other, less-productive agricultural land. (USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service)
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Annie's Homegrown supports the Farmland Fund

Annie Withey co-founded Annie's Homegrown in 1989 and created the company's first product, Annie's Shells and Cheddar, a natural macaroni with white cheddar cheese. Annie's varieties of macaroni and cheese are alternatives to the artificially flavored and artificially colored products from national brands.

Annie's products are sold nationwide, but Annie's remains a small company committed to ethically, socially and environmentally conscious business. "We use our products as well as our profits to support causes and call attention to issues that affect us all. Each year Annie's donates more than 1,000 cases of our macaroni and cheese to organizations that benefit women, children, education and the environment. Annie's is pleased to be among the supporters of the PCC Farmland Fund." — Annie's Homegrown, Inc.;Wakefield, MA

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Clean your carpet and help save farmland with Diamond Dry Extraction Carpet Cleaning.

Diamond Dry Carpet Cleaning is committed to supporting our community and the environment. For PCC members who take advantage of our environmentally friendly methods, we will contribute to the Farmland Fund 10 percent of gross sales on carpet cleaning. For more information about our non-detergent, non-toxic cleaning process, please call Jim at 206-459-0774. — Jim Cox and Michelle Devereaux

Donor Roster (June 1 - 31)
Anonymous: 19
Miki Adams
Elizabeth Alexander and Larry Mettger
Marcia and Rich Appleton
Claudia Ashby
Jim Bailey and Leanne Olson
Abigail Barden
Joanne Benzon
Kate Bradley
Pam Brauner-Grimes
Carla Carroll
Christine Chalupa
JoanLee B. Childers
Jerome Chroman and Corinne Dee Kelly
Mickey and Jeanne Eisenberg
Jane and Warren Elmer
Louise Hafen
Bernice Harris
Beth L. Healy and Kathleen M. Hopkins
Mary Jane Helmann
Susan Henderson
Jennifer Hendrickson
Sue and Bob Hill
Irene Holroyd and Patrick Perkins
John Hughes/Marni Levy
Monica Johnson
Jessica Jones
Pam Kalian
E. Jane and Charles F. Keyes
Robert and Mary Hughes Larsen
Ronda Denise Larson
Helen and
Peter Lauritzen
Carlo Levy
Ronald Long
Kurt and Teresa Lutterman
Ronald and Mary Lu McCollum
Gail Malizia
Herbert F. Mann
Robert Messina
Eugenia Michaels
Pamela A. Mullens, PhD, PT
Starr Niego
Heidi O'Connor
John M. Reinke
Mary L. Ross
Roxanne Scott and Randall R. Omel
Ruth Shimondle
Barbara Sjoholm
Enid Miller Slivka
Chantal Stevens and Dennis Wajda
Pat Stimac
Jo Ann Tramm
Michael Turnsen
Susan and Paul Weinstein
Amy Wicklund
Morton and Martha Wood
Audrey Yoshino

PCC staff:
More than 100 PCC staff members make voluntary payroll deductions twice a month. Michael Oseland began his deduction, Trudy Bialic doubled hers, John Arvizu, Kathy Blackman, Kathryn Russell and Elin Smith made additional gifts, Goldie Caughlan contributed her speaker's honorarium from the Washington State Food & Nutrition Council, and the Greenlake Deli piggybank added $11.

In loving memory:
Thelma Nestegard

Businesses and Organizations:
Blue Star Electric
Good Nature Publishing Company
TalkingRain

The PCC Farmland Fund works to secure and preserve threatened farmland in Washington State and move it into organic production. For more information, see the PCC Farmland Fund.

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