Elders in the garden class at Orcassong Farm

Orcasong Farm will offer seven weekly hands-on classes to Orcas Elders, 55 and better, to help you understand the benefits of supporting Island farmers and encourage the choice, and use, of locally-grown foods. Each week Maura Lynn, Orcasong’s market gardener, will teach about different organic garden produce and participants will harvest from the garden and prepare a fresh and healthy lunch together.

Classes begin on Tuesday, July 18 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and will be held each Tuesday through August at Orcasong Farm, 280 Dolphin Bay Road. Transportation is available to and from the senior center. More details are available on our website http://orcasongfarm.org or by calling Gretchen at 360-317-8220.

There is no fee for this program as it has been funded through the generous support of Orcas Island Community Foundation. Registration is required and limited to 14, so call the senior center at (360) 376-2677 and get on the list, We are encouraging participants to enroll in the full series, though each class can stand alone

Join us and learn how and why food choices affect our overall health and well-being and become empowered to steward your health toward a brighter future.

Pelindaba, Orcassong team up

Pelindaba and Orcasong announce a long-term strategic alliance to significantly expand Lavender production in the San Juan Islands on Wednesday, June 14.

“Escalating demand for our broad portfolio of all-natural lavender-based products across the country has prompted our desire to significantly expand our environmentally friendly organic lavender plantings,” said Stephen Robins, founder/owner of Pelindaba. “Today, we forge a game-changing alliance using the combined resources of Pelindaba and Orcasong to accelerate the development of our highly compatible objectives and opportunities.”

Said Paul King, chief operating officer of Orcasong: “Orcasong and Pelindaba share a common vision of creating and developing initiatives that improve life in the San Juan Islands, benefit the local community, and meet growing demand in a sustainable way. This alliance is another step in that direction and a natural extension of our core interests. Just as Orcasong has done with investments in our existing businesses, we see this new collaboration as yet another example of our commitment to regenerating agricultural land into beautiful, productive open spaces that represent the next level of opportunity for growers to drive yield and productivity using sustainable practices while preserving our islands’ natural resources.”