Saturday, May 30, 2015

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Gothberg Farms: Goat cheese at its finest

May 4th, 2015
Gothberg Farms: Goat cheese at its finest

by Jessamyn Tuttle When Rhonda Gothberg decided to get a milk goat for her family, she didn’t know what she was getting into. “She was amazing,” Gothberg said. “I thought three more would be good.” One goat led to another, and soon she had a small herd, and more milk than she knew what to
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International Plowing Match May 16

Apr 30th, 2015
International Plowing Match May 16

LYNDEN – The International Plowing Match will be held Saturday, May 16 at Berthusen Park in Lynden. The International Plowing Association puts on this historic event, and is an active group of volunteers consisting of multi-generational plowing families and people interested in preserving the tradition of the Plowing Match. According to Northwest Washington Fairground’s history
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Demos, resources at alpaca, llama day

Apr 30th, 2015

BELLINGHAM – JNK Llamas will hold their 8th annual on-farm workshop for current and future owners of alpacas and llamas on June 13. The day of workshops and education is free, and includes classes on care and basic information presented by local owners, farmers and professionals in the hope this information will help educate owners
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Fabric donations sought for sale to benefit Camp Stitch-A-Lot

Apr 30th, 2015

EVERETT – The Clothing and Textile Advisors (CTA) of Snohomish County in partnership with Washington State University Extension 4H Youth Development are seeking your donations of fabric, notions, trims, patterns, yarn, needlework items and related books and magazines for their 5th Annual Fabric Sale on Saturday, June 13. The proceeds from this sale go to
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Celebration of Food Festival May 17

Apr 30th, 2015
Celebration of Food Festival May 17

LYNNWOOD— Food Revolution Snohomish County, a movement aimed at encouraging growing, cooking, and eating real food, brings the 4th annual Celebration of Food Festival to Lynnwood on Sunday, May 17. The festival is a free, family event where participants can taste, explore, and experience real food from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Lynnwood Convention
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Bees, butterflies and hummingbirds: What to plant and how to attract them

Apr 30th, 2015
Bees, butterflies and hummingbirds: What to plant and how to attract them

by David Pike The presence of bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds incites a gentle joy. Bees are also responsible for pollinating up to 70 percent of the world’s food crops, our chances of survival without them is highly debatable. Hummingbirds, besides being sugar and nectar addicts, are also very efficient mosquito eaters.  Butterflies, well, what sort
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Wild About Plants: Multi-use herbs: A few favorite varieties for medicine, health

Apr 30th, 2015
Wild About Plants: Multi-use herbs: A few favorite varieties for medicine, health

by Suzanne Jordan Everyone has their favorite herbs. Some folks enjoy flowers for beauty and to attract birds and pollinators, some want herbs to add flavor in their cooking. As an herbalist, I’m always looking for not only beauty and taste, but medicine as well. Did you know that most of our common tasty herbs
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Local food in schools, garden curriculum focus of free workshops

Apr 30th, 2015

MOUNT VERNON – A free interactive workshop for School Food Service Directors, Kitchen Managers, and other interested in school food service will be held Tuesday, May 19, to discuss new opportunities and resources to use local food. The workshop is open to food service staff and others in Whatcom, Skagit, Island, and San Juan Counties,
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Junior Growers: May 2015

Apr 30th, 2015
Junior Growers: May 2015


Calendar: May events

Apr 30th, 2015

Mt. Baker Plant Sale: Friday and Saturday, May 1-2. Horticulture students will be selling flowering annual plants, large tomato plants, herbs, vegetable starts and hanging baskets that have been raised over the past six months. Friday hours 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday hours 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mount Baker High School, Deming.   Growing
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