Cascadia Heritage Ark: Biodiversity Yard By Yard
Mission The Ark educates our community with programs that promote biodiversity while preserving endangered heritage breeds, heirloom cultivars, and native plants and animals.
Vision The Ark envisions people effecting change yard by yard, supporting biodiversity in their backyards and farmyards, thus ensuring vigor in future global populations.
Core Belief We believe that diversity in all cultural, educational and biological systems holds the key to unlocking humanity’s hope.
About Cascadia Heritage Ark The Ark, located in a rural corner of Whidbey Island, provides small-scale farming experiences to school groups, families and individuals while promoting the importance of biodiversity in both domesticated and wild plants and animals. We advocate for biodiversity in the world around us—the forests and farmlands—and on down to our backyards by preserving endangered heritage livestock, heirloom cultivars, and native plants and animals. Most of us cannot support a polar bear in our backyards, but we can support biodiversity by preserving a native bee. As part of this commitment, the Ark participates in a Living Gene Bank program with Cascadia Heritage Farm.
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