Local farm hosting event to celebrate waste storage structure composting facility


Dancing Goats and Singing Chickens Organic Farm, located 14062 Yelm Highway SE in Yelm, aims to celebrate the opening of its waste storage structure (WSS) composting facility with the community and welcomes locals to the farm for a potluck dinner, demonstration, tour, and awards to contractors, volunteers and farm supporters.

The event will take place from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday, July 13, at the Dancing Goats and Singing Chickens Organic Farm. According to a press release, guests can enjoy networking with community members and local farmers of Thurston, Lewis and Mason Counties, free trees, honey, or eggs through door-buster prizes and more. Farm fancy is the attire and costumes welcome.

“We are happy and joyful for this great milestone project and want to share this happiness with you. Compost is the life of the farm and will benefit our greenhouses, market gardens, pastures, flower beds, orchards and all the surrounding areas on the farm,” owner Muhammad Ayub said in the press release. “We would like to show you the state-of-the-art ASP (aerated static pile) technique with air blowing through the floors, so we don’t have to use fossil fuels in the tractor to turn it over every week.”

Dancing Goats and Singing Chickens Organic Farm is a 12-acre farm near Southworth Elementary School in Yelm. The farm’s main focus is “not on making money,” but rather “educating the children” with a petting zoo as a primary point of teaching.

According to the release, Dancing Goats and Singing Chickens Organic Farm practices regenerative agriculture, and eggs, honey, chickens, fruit, vegetables and other goods are “thoughtfully produced with meticulous attention” to the happiness of the farm’s hens, bees, pollinators and farm volunteers.

To register for the WSS structure event, or to schedule a farm tour, call the farm at 360-489-2830.