Honor your father; help save farmland!

This article was originally published in June 2001

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This month includes a day set aside for honoring our fathers. Would yours be pleased with a gift made in his name — or in his memory — to save organic farmland forever?

Café Ambrosia, the innovative gourmet vegetarian restaurant on Seattle’s Lake Union, spotlights the Farmland Fund during June.

This month, the Fund will receive $1 for every guest dining at Café Ambrosia who is a PCC member. But the support goes far beyond that!

On Summer Solstice, Thursday, June 21, a special four-course celebration with two formal seatings benefits the Fund. Early seating begins 5 to 6 p.m., Second seating starts 8 to 9 p.m. for viewing the sunset on this longest day of the year. Dinner is by reservation only.

The four-course meal is $50 per person. Four courses with three paired organic Washington wines is $70 per person. Prices don’t include tax or gratuity, and the usual 10 percent discount for PCC members won’t apply this night.

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The menu features produce from Dungeness Organic Produce, Full Circle Farm, and Rent’s Due Ranch with wines from China Bend, Badger Mountain, and Lopez Island Vineyards. The evening includes live music.

For more about Café Ambrosia, go to the June 2001 Sound Consumer story on Café Ambrosia.

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Look for the Seeds of Change benefit promotion at PCC!

Seeds of Change® is a 100 percent certified organic seed and food company founded in 1989 to preserve diversity and promote the use of sustainable organic agricultural practices.

We have more than 700 varieties of 100 percent certified organic seeds, all open pollinated, with many heirloom and traditional varieties available through better retailers and our catalog and website. We also provide a great-tasting range of 100 percent certified organic food products, including pasta sauces, salad dressings, ketchup, rice and grain blends, and salsas.

From our roots in seed saving and species preservation activities, to the research we do primarily on our Santa Fe, New Mexico Research Farm, to projects we are involved with worldwide, we know it is important to recognize the contribution and increasing importance of organic farmland to the world. It is with our own practices and in this spirit that we support the PCC Farmland Fund, in order to preserve and protect organic farmland and increase the resources available to teach ours and future generations the benefits of sustainable agriculture.

We encourage others to take up the staff of stewardship and make a contribution to the PCC Farmland fund, for it is within our own backyards that we can begin to change the world for the better.
—Stephen Badger, President, Seeds of Change

Betty Hughes and friends.

Betty Hughes and friends.

Betty Hughes Member Challenge

Betty matches every dollar PCC members give to the Fund with 50¢ of her own, up to a combined total of $45,000. The challenge lasts through October. Your donation will work overtime to save farmland!

Contribute $100 or more to the Fund and get a free print!
Original illustrations in color pencil and watercolor by NW artists printed on high quality recycled paper and donated by Good Nature Publishing. “Horticultural Fine Art!” says “Sunset Magazine.” A $23 value, FREE!

Designate the PCC Farmland Fund in your United Way workplace giving!

Donor Roster, (April 1 — April 30)
Anonymous: 23
Kathy Albert
Elizabeth Alexander and Larry Mettger
Susan Amelia Allein
Barbara Culbertson Allen
C. Gaye Anthony
Richard and Marcia Appleton
Monica Marie Asher
Michael August
Joanne Benzon
Mieke Bomann
Bryan and Molly Brewer
Carla Carroll
Arden Clise
Julie Coryell and Seelye Martin
Heather Coutts
Warren Elmer
Karrie Ferguson
Jared and Cindi Gellert
Laura Hart and Rich Grady
Rachel Grossman
Susan Hilliard
Ted and Candice Hoffman
Petra Huntington
Carol Isaac
Brian, Monica, Peter and Luke Johnson
Kevin and Ann Kosanovic-Brown
Dana Lancaster
Judy A. Lochrie
Betty Lont
Kurt and Teresa Lutterman
Keela Marshall
Aldino L. Mattieligh
Dr. and Mrs. John H. Mensher
Simone Mercer
Michele, Wayne and Maria Millage
Karen Moe
Pamela A. Mullens
Virginia Nelson
Thomas L. Newman
Laura Plath and Rick Kunz
Daniel and Mary Ann Quinn
J. Bruce and Sharon Reeder
Hannah Salia
Kelly Sanderbeck/Brent Ewing
Becky Sands
Donna Schaeffer
Jim and Loretta Scott
Barbara Sinclair
Nancy Stark
Robin Supplee
Laurie Swanson and John McKinney
Linda Williams
Mitra Woods

PCC Staff
Over one hundred PCC staff members make voluntary payroll deductions twice a month. Roxanne Winship increased her deduction; Harvey Varga and Denzel Warren began theirs. Scott McCormick donated his PCC anniversary gift, George Guy contributed his volunteer voucher, and Kari Sellars made an additional gift.

Businesses and Organizations
Adobe Systems Incorporated (matching)
Blue Star Electric, Inc.
Blue Willow Tea Company
Pacific Lamp and Supply
Sri Chinmoy Centre
Velocipede Architects

In Memory
Patrick Davis

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