Friday, April 29, 2016

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Scholarship fund helps low-income residents learn to sew

Apr 4th, 2016
Scholarship fund helps low-income residents learn to sew

Donations accepted for the Elsie Richards Scholarship Fund The local nonprofit Ragfinery, Bellingham artist Jeni Cottrell, and Cottrell’s mother Lee Cole are teaming up to provide opportunities for low income residents to learn how to sew. The Elsie Richards Scholarship Fund, named in honor of Cottrell’s grandmother and Lee’s mother, allows selected applicants to participate
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Fabric, sewing room donations wanted; runway challenge coming up

Apr 4th, 2016

The Clothing and Textile Advisors (CTA) of Snohomish County in partnership with Washington State University Extension 4H Youth Development want your donations of fabric, notions, trims, patterns, yarn, needlework items and related books and magazines for our 6th Annual Fabric Sale on Saturday June 18.  The proceeds from this sale support a scholarship of $1,500
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Mozzarella: How to get started at home

Apr 4th, 2016
Mozzarella: How to get started at home

by Kate Ferry The history of cheese is as unique and lengthy as the different varieties to tempt your tastebuds. There is the creamy richness of brie encased in a fermented rind. The pungent and potent flavor of an aged blue cheese. The sharp cutting bite of a solid cheddar. The gooey stretch of a
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OUR FARM: Oak Meadows Farm

Apr 4th, 2016
OUR FARM: Oak Meadows Farm

by David Whittaker Our family has long had a connection with the land. My great-grandfather was a landscape architect, my grandfather operated a rare fruit nursery in California and traveled the world studying new strains of fruit trees, and my father had an avocado ranch in California and for a time, grew rare fruits here
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Soils and Manure Tour Field Day coming up

Apr 4th, 2016
Soils and Manure Tour Field Day coming up

Forage quality focus of April 13 workshop Soil and manure will be the talk of the day during the “Discover Soils and Manure Tour Field Day” coming up Tuesday, April 26. Hosted by the Whatcom Conservation District and taking place at James Dairy in Custer, the public is invited to learn, tour, and receive free
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Farm Machinery Safety Workshop set

Apr 4th, 2016

BURLINGTON – A Farm Machinery Safety Workshop is available Tuesday and Thursday evenings, starting April 14 through May 14. This course will train individuals on using farm machinery safety. Individuals in all counties are eligible to attend the training. Last year’s class contained a good mix of middle school, high school and Spanish- and English-speaking
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Over 50 breweries attending annual April Brews Day fundraiser

Apr 4th, 2016

BELLINGHAM – The annual April Brews Day fundraiser will be held Saturday, April 30. Over 50 local and regional breweries participate in this benefit for the Max Higbee Center, a local non-profit providing recreational activities to teens and adults with disabilities. General admission is 6:30 to 10 p.m. at the Depot Market Square, 1100 Railroad
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Farm, ranch license plates available

Apr 4th, 2016

STATE – According to the Washington Ag Network, a special license plate for farming and ranching will be available at the beginning of next year. Governor Jay Inslee officially signed into law a bill sponsored by 8th District Representative Brad Klippert that will create the special plate with the proceeds going to the Washington FFA
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Wild About Plants: At-home tips and recipes for spring cleaning

Apr 4th, 2016
Wild About Plants: At-home tips and recipes for spring cleaning

by Suzanne Jordan Cleaning your home with DIY natural cleaners is not only environmentally and personally friendly, but these cleaners are cheaper than store bought products to boot! Try these cleaners to save money, do your part for the environment, and feel better both physically and emotionally. Vinegar and essential oils: Vinegar retards mold growth
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Workshops: Hydrangeas, seed starting, composting, propogation and more

Apr 3rd, 2016
Workshops: Hydrangeas, seed starting, composting, propogation and more

by Grow Northwest April is here, and this month sure came in as lovely as a lamb. The forecast is looking to be amazing, buds are blooming, the dirt is being worked, plans are sketched, and as always, there are workshops to explore and learn. Following are some great local classes and events to consider
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