Thursday, October 19, 2017

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Whatcom County volunteer awarded Master Gardener of the Year for Washington state

Oct 4th, 2017

BELLINGHAM – Karen Gilliam, a volunteer with the Whatcom County Master Gardeners for over 40 years, was named the WSU Master Gardener of the Year for Washington State during the recent conference in Yakima, WA. Gilliam, who served in the past as secretary, treasurer, and president of the WSU Whatcom County Master Gardener Foundation, also
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New Everett market space offers information session Oct. 20

Oct 3rd, 2017

Everett – Farms & Market, a new, year-round market and retail space in downtown Everett, is reaching out to local farmers and producers ahead of its opening slated for this upcoming winter.  An information and feedback session will be held Friday, Oct. 20, from 7-8:30 p.m. at WSU Snohomish County Extension’s Cougar Auditorium, 600 128th
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Women in Ag set for Nov. 18; Blue Heron Farm owner featured speaker

Oct 2nd, 2017

COUNTY – The 6th annual Women in Agriculture Conference is set for Saturday, Nov. 18. “WE CAN DO IT” is the theme. This interactive event full of learning and networking with other women farmer, is a one-day event held simultaneously in 39 locations throughout Washington, Alaska, Idaho, Montana and Oregon. This year’s locations include Mount
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Farmland preservation focus of Whatcom Food Network’s Fall Forum

Oct 2nd, 2017

Bellingham – The Whatcom Food Network’s Fall Forum on Thursday, Nov. 9 will focus on the state of farmland both regionally and locally, highlighting the challenges and solutions to farmland loss and accessibility. Hannah Clark, the Executive Director of the Washington Association of Land Trusts, will present information as well as a panel of local
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Our Farm: Full Bloom Farm

Oct 2nd, 2017
Our Farm: Full Bloom Farm

Peony sale, class coming up by Elisabeth Marshall There once was only low-bitten pasture and an unfinished house where our lush, productive farm now spreads among mature perennial gardens, orchards, hoop houses, woods and rich, no till beds. We were young, idealistic and determined to realize our vision over 30 years ago when we started
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Regional mushroom groups present annual shows in Bellingham, Everett

Oct 1st, 2017

COUNTY – The Snohomish County Mycological Society (SCMS) presents their annual wild mushroom show Sunday, Oct. 15. Hosted in cooperation with Everett Parks and Recreation, the show features a display of wild mushrooms collected by SCMS members, mushroom kits, a free class on mushroom identification at 1 p.m., books, videos, and raffle. Participants can bring
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Bread Lab: For the love of local grains

Sep 3rd, 2017
Bread Lab: For the love of local grains

by Mary Vermillion Research labs don’t typically draw crowds. But when the subjects are wheat and grains that promise the revival of a piece of Skagit Valley’s agricultural heritage, you’re bound to develop a following. And sooner or later, you’re going to need a bigger lab. Such is the case for Washington State University’s Bread
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10th annual Farm Tour expands to full weekend

Sep 2nd, 2017
10th annual Farm Tour expands to full weekend

Whatcom County’s 10th annual Farm Tour returns the second weekend in September, this time offering two days of farm visits. Hosted by Sustainable Connections’ Food and Farming Program, the tour is part of the month-long Eat Local campaign, with support from Whatcom Family Farmers, Whatcom Family Dairy Farmers, and other local farms, businesses and organizations.
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Seafood, maritime education focus of celebration at annual Bellingham SeaFeast

Sep 1st, 2017
Seafood, maritime education focus of celebration at annual Bellingham SeaFeast

by Mary Vermillion Bellingham SeaFeast, a celebration of local seafood and the maritime industry, marks its second year Friday, Sept. 22 and Saturday, Sept. 23 at locations downtown and along the working waterfront. The biggest change from last year? More opportunities to slurp oysters, crack crab and savor salmon. “We surveyed over 250 people (last
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EVENTS: September 2017

Sep 1st, 2017

Sewing Bootcamp: Saturdays, Sept. 2 and 9. Get familiar with the care and use of your sewing machine and solving basic sewing problems, take accurate body measurements and learn to fit items to your own aesthetic and body type, and more with Instructor Brigitte Parra. Take away a short guide and reference list to assist
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