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Betty Hughes' $45,000 challenge to PCC members

Betty Hughes

Sound Consumer | April 2001

by Jody Aliesan
PCC Farmland Fund President and Operating Office

Betty Hughes will match every dollar PCC members give to the Fund with 50 cents of her own, up to a combined total of $45,000. Her campaign lasts through October.

"When I was very young," she says, "a little girl growing up, vegetable gardens helped our extended family survive the Depression. The gardens were big and really important. In my awareness, they're still big.

"Supporting the Farmland Fund to save organic vegetable 'gardens' on a larger scale helps me and may help others combat a different kind of depression — awareness of what has happened to the land and to our food supply. When we give to the Farmland Fund we're doing something good for ourselves, too."

"I dedicate this challenge in appreciation of all PCC workers over the decades and to the memory of my grandparents, Grandma Bessie and Grandpa John Kinnaman. I'm also doing this for selfish reasons: I like a good carrot."

Betty's challenge includes the ongoing campaign of "protection shares" in the Delta Farm. When we've paid off the bank loan we'll celebrate by producing the stakeholder plaques and installing them on the fences and buildings!


Contribute $100 or more to the Farmland Fund, get a free print
Original illustrations in color pencil and watercolor by NW artists. Printed on high quality recycled paper by Good Nature Publishing. "Horticultural fine art!" says Sunset Magazine. A $23 value ($17 + $5 shipping x 8.6% tax) FREE!

Linda Waterfall

Linda Waterfall benefit concert
Save the date! Linda Waterfall, the Righteous Mothers and the University Congregational Choir in concert to benefit the Farmland Fund Saturday, May 12, 8 p.m. at Seattle's Museum of History and Industry, 2700 24th Avenue East.

Tickets are $12 in advance, $14 at the door, $2 off for seniors, available online at www.ticketwindowonline.com, by phone at 206-325-6500 (Tu-Su 12-6 p.m.), and in all PCC stores. The venue is wheelchair accessible.

May 12 is the eve of Mother's Day. This concert would be a great way to honor the mothers in your life. For more information, call 1-877-340-3458 or visit www.mogrecords.com.

"... Totally refreshing and invigorating. The music's soaked in classical influences, but draws together rock, pop, jazz and folk elements into a label-defying synthesis. Linda's instrumental prowess elicits the use of superlatives..." Tony May, Folk Roots (London)

Badger Mountain Vineyards supports the Farmland Fund
Buy Badger Mountain wines with no added sulfites during April and May! For every bottle sold at PCC, Badger Mountain will donate 50 cents to the Farmland Fund.

Badger Mountain Vineyard's commitment to organic viticulture begins with a basic concern for the environment and extends to providing a healthier product for customers. The certified organic estate vineyard is situated on the south-facing slope of Badger Mountain in the famous Columbia Valley, Washington state's finest viticultural area. The climate is well suited for growing world-class vinifera grapes with weeks of 85-95 degree daytime temperatures during the summer, cool nights, and winters cold enough to control many vineyard pests.

Owner Bill Powers says, "When I read about PCC's Farmland Fund, it just seemed like a natural match for us. We want to show people that organic farming is a viable option, not just for the backyard farmer, but also for the bigger farms and vineyards. This is the way it used to be done and it's better for our neighbors and community. We have all seen beautiful farms fall prey to urban sprawl; this is a step in the right direction."

Today, Badger Mountain balances tradition and technology to produce an array of classic varietal wines, including wines with no added sulfites (preservatives). They continue to be committed to producing premium wine, which has become nationally and internationally recognized for its consistent high quality.

Every bit helps!

Donor Roster
(February 1 - 28)
Anonymous: 6
Kathy Albert
Bill and Hallie Appel
Barb Berst
Michael and Julie Bittner
Amy Greenberg and Chris Robison
Rachel Grossman
Barry Klarman
Jane and Frank Langer
Peter and Susan Risser
Mimi Schorr
Ann Schuh
Barbara E. Tubb
Michael Turnsen
Connie and Peter Wheeler
PCC Staff
Sue Aho
Lynn McKenzie (her PCC anniversary gift)
Businesses and Organizations
Blue Willow Tea Company
Microsoft (matching)
Salmon Bay Friends Meeting
In honor
George Richel
Shirley Risser

For more information on the Farmland Fund, click here.

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