This past weekend, a group of volunteers from Hermanson Company’s newly formed women’s group, Women of Hermanson (WOH), participated in NAIOP’s Community Enhancement 2017 at Farmer Frog in Woodinville.
Farmer Frog is a sustainable, educational farm in Woodinville that turns underutilized sites into environmentally sound, food-producing farms and gardens, providing a learning environment for students and families to grow food for themselves and their community.
The Hermanson volunteer group worked at Station 11 creating “mushroom logs;” drilling holes into large logs and planting mushroom plugs. Once all the mushrooms were planted, they moved on to work in the orchard, where they spent some time digging out old blackberry bushes.
In addition to volunteering, Hermanson sponsored this year’s event and donated PVC to build nine aquaponic growing stations. Farmer Frog’s long-term goal is to become a model to help other communities replicate their methodology. This project will be the catalyst to help them become a self-sufficient organization.