As Executive Director of the nation’s only organic farmland land trust, Kathryn Gardow conserved the 100-acre Orting Valley Farm, developed a model conservation easement tool, and created a stewardship program.
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Broad-based interest, political will, and urgency intersected around supporting and growing the local food and farming economy. Kathryn Gardow and Stephen Antupit worked with King Conservation District (KCD) leadership (and key partners) to position the special-purpose agency and its set of new, strategic initiatives for success.
Stephen Antupit is an active Director on the Board of Seattle’s Neighborhood Farmers Market Alliance, the pre-eminent non-profit committed to supporting and strengthening Washington’s small family farm businesses by creating and operating vibrant, successful neighborhood farmers markets.
Serving as a member of the Farmland Preservation Board, Kathryn Gardow is responsible for recommending capital grant funding for farmland preservation to the Washington Legislature.
Kathryn Gardow provided the expertise necessary to facilitate the approvals for this 1,300 acre project located in Snoqualmie, Washington.
Hailed nationally as a model of innovation, Washington’s Public Works Board has invested more than $2 Billion statewide through a self-sustaining mechanism to fund infrastructure. As a gubernatorial appointee and Vice Chair, Kathryn Gardow P.E., represented the general public to fund basic, vital infrastructure projects in jurisdictions across the State of Washington.