Monday, November 24, 2014

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Focus on Farming offers ag sessions, trade show

Nov 10th, 2014 | By
Focus on Farming offers ag sessions, trade show

The annual Focus on Farming conference returns Thursday, Nov. 20, highlighting agriculture education and information. The day includes 24 workshops across six industry tracks, a 17,000 square foot indoor trade show, and a lunch prepared with local ingredients. This year’s conference goes “back to the farm” thanks to a partnership with the Evergreen State Fairgrounds
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Events: November 2014

Nov 6th, 2014 | By

Bellingham Farmers Market: Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Depot Market Center, Railroad & Chestnut, through mid-December. See bellinghamfarmers.org.   Good Earth Pottery “Circling Home” featuring new prayer wheels by Chris Moench for the month of November.  Enjoy the festivities and find locally handmade gifts for the holidays during the Fairhaven Art Walk
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Growing Veterans: A burden we share

Nov 6th, 2014 | By
Growing Veterans: A burden we share

by Chris Brown A couple of years ago I was talking with a crusty old Navy SEAL who served in Vietnam. We were talking about transitioning home after being in war and with a combined look of coldness, sadness, and humility, he said “a lot of those guys ended up killing themselves, most of my friends
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Beekeeping course: Two sessions offered this fall, winter

Nov 6th, 2014 | By
Beekeeping course: Two sessions offered this fall, winter

EVERETT – To help rebuild, maintain, and expand our resource of local pollinators and honey producers, Washington State University Snohomish County Extension and Beez Neez Apiary Supply team up each year to sponsor two sessions of the popular apprentice level course in the Master Beekeeper Program. The five-week course provides a thorough introduction to beekeeping
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Skagit Heritage Barn map updated

Nov 6th, 2014 | By

SKAGIT – The Skagit County Historical Museum has released an updated version of their award-winning Heritage Barn map.  These barns represent agricultural history, and have been designated “Heritage Barns” by the Washington State Department of Archeology and Historic Preservation. A new feature on the Barn Map is the OnCell mobile tour.  Dial a phone number
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Temple Grandin to speak in Stanwood, Everett in January

Nov 5th, 2014 | By
Temple Grandin to speak in Stanwood, Everett in January

STANWOOD – Mary Temple Grandin, world-famous for using insights gained from her autism to lead dramatic improvements in the livestock industry, will be speaking at two events this winter in Stanwood and Everett. A professor at Colorado State for more than 20 years and speaker who lectures internationally on autism and livestock handling, Grandin will
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Record amount donated to Food Drive

Nov 5th, 2014 | By

BELLINGHAM – The annual Feed the Need Community Food Drive in Whatcom County collected 315,493 total pounds of food for area food banks this year, passing the previous record of 312,000 pounds set in 2012. The food drive supports the food banks of Whatcom County and is the largest food drive in the area. The
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Free SkillShare workshops set

Nov 4th, 2014 | By

BELLINGHAM – People with skills to share are invited to apply to partner with the Bellingham Public Library to schedule an activity, demonstration or presentation through its free SkillShare workshop program. SkillShare hosts present their skills on a voluntary basis, and all programs are free of charge and open to the public. “We created flexible
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Handspun Yarns: Home sweet home

Oct 17th, 2014 | By
Handspun Yarns: Home sweet home

by Jessamyn Tuttle BELLINGHAM – If you’re into yarn, then all yarn stores are addictive, but NW Handspun in downtown Bellingham is particularly dangerous. The main floor is stuffed with yarn and notions, while the upstairs loft holds combed fleece, spinning wheels and looms, plus a comfortable sitting circle for knitters. Large windows let in
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Classes, producers fill Fiber Fusion weekend

Oct 17th, 2014 | By
Classes, producers fill Fiber Fusion weekend

MONROE – If you have ever wanted to walk in free of charge to a huge space filled with fiber products, service and classes, and visit with a number of local artists, farmers and processors – many of them from our area – you’ll have your chance during the annual Fiber Fusion event this month.
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