Flood-damaged Gifford Farm in Bellevue back in business
Gifford Farm, which was damaged by floodwaters in 2011, is humming with activity again, letting students get close to animals, like this Lamancha goat, and teaching about nature and agriculture.
Posted: Saturday, May 11, 2013 12:00 am
The flood of 2011 could have been the death of Gifford Farm and a blow to outdoor education for schoolchildren across the city. From June to September that year, rooftops were all you could see of the farm, visited yearly by thousands of students for agriculture curriculum and other programs, said director Nancy Williams. And when the water finally receded, what remained was a ruin.
“The whole farm was complete devastation,” Williams said. Now, however, the farm is back in business, with several activities planned for the coming months.
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Saturday, May 11, 2013 12:00 am.