All-Valley Historical Society annual meeting looks at farms, open to all

People in general and farmers in particular are the subject of the program for this year’s Snoqualmie Valley Historical Society annual meeting; it is open to everyone interested in local history. Scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20 at the North Bend Library, it features Jerry Mader whose most recent book, “Saving the Soil: The New American Farmer,” has just been published.

A local writer and photographer, Mader has spent the past two years following the activities at nine organic farms in the Snoqualmie Valley. His book includes photographs and oral histories from those nine farms and it follows on the heels of another one that captures in photographs and words the memories of long-time residents: “Carnation Verbatim – A Snoqualmie Valley Memoir.” Maden’s photographs from this book still hang in Pete’s Club Grill in Carnation.

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