05/14/2009: "Farmland Stewardship Award"
(The Bullock Family)
The Farmland Stewardship Award was presented to the Bullock Brothers Permaculture Homestead, on Orcas Island. Douglas, Joseph, and Sam Bullock founded the Permaculture Homestead, near Deer Harbor on Orcas Island, back in the early 80’s.
Pursuing the three ethics that are central to permaculture design: care for the earth, care for the people and fair share for all, the brothers have created a veritable paradise on their land; growing vegetables, flowers, and livestock in a manner that is completely in harmony with their surrounding environment.
They have been conducting classes, workshops and camps to teach people the concepts of permaculture design so that their new-found knowledge travels back to many other communities around the world. They also foster the permaculture concept through landscaping and design services.
Eight Good Stewardship awards were presented at “Sustainable San Juans: Greening Your Home, Business and Food”, an Earthday event held Saturday in Friday Harbor. The awards were part of a three day celebration of environmental stewardship sponsored by the San Juan Stewardship Network and the San Juan Island Community Foundation .
Jack and Joan Giard ; Julian Glasser; Dr. Eugene Kozloff ; Peter Fisher; Bob and Pat Jester ; Dr. Mike Kaill; Douglas, Joseph and Sam Bullock; and Lynn Danaher were the other award recipients; they and their photos will be featured in separate stories over the next few days.
Award recipients were presented with large pottery “Finny’s”, fish-shaped creations handcrafted by Crow Valley Pottery, and enjoyed a luncheon provided by Tom French and the Experience Food Project. More information on the Summit and the awards can be found on the Stewardship Network website, www. http://www.stewardshipsjc.org/summit.html