Appetite for Conservation: Saving Land and Room for Dessert

September 21, 2015

Over $42,000 raised at Appetite for Conservation 2015!

Thank you to all who donated, volunteered, or attended Appetite for Conservation 2015. You raised over $42,000 for local land conservation, including nearly $12,000 for the new Learning on the Land program. Your generosity is inspiring!

Thank you again to our generous sponsors (listed below).

You can see photos from the event at:

Sunday, September 20
4:00-9:00 PM
Dix Farm
$75 per person

INLC’s second annual fundraising extravaganza is going to be even more fun than last year! Be sure to save the date and come out to support local land conservation by enjoying dinner by Santé Restaurant & Charcuterie, dessert from Cyrus O’Leary’s, wine from Vino!, beer from Orlison Brewing Company, live music with Big Red Barn, games, a silent and live auction with auctioneer Randy Wells, on the beautiful Dix Farm on the South Hill.

This year’s delicious dinner will be catered by Jeremy Hansen, chef of the popular downtown restaurant Santé Restaurant & Charcuterie and the new bakery Common Crumb Artisan Bakery!

Dress casually or “farm chic.” You’ll be walking on grass – cowboy boots or flat shoes recommended. Last year, our very first Appetite For Conservation sold out, so get your tickets now. Or better yet, buy a table and invite your friends! Sorry – too late – we are sold our for 2015.

Sponsorship opportunities are also available, and we would very much welcome donations of auction items, too.

If you’d like to buy tickets, donate, volunteer, or just find more information, call the office at 509-328-2939 or email Garry Schalla at

Many thanks to our generous event sponsors.



Suzy Dix / Dix Farm






Each year we are questioned about the “donation value” of your ticket purchase. Since INLC is providing an estimated fair market value equal to the ticket price, your ticket is not considered a “donation.“ We honor your commitment to our mission and vision, working each day to fulfill that responsibility.