Friday, January 30, 2015

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Anacortes, Bellingham, San Juan host monthly winter farmers markets

Jan 4th, 2015 | By

NORTHWEST – Monthly farmers markets will meet this winter in Anacortes, Bellingham and San Juan Island. The Anacortes Farmers Market will meet the second Saturday in January through April (Jan. 10, Feb. 14, March 14 and April 11) from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Depot in Anacortes. For more information, see www.anacortesfarmersmarket.org. The
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Seed swaps coming up

Jan 4th, 2015 | By

WHATCOM – The 7th annual Community Seed Swap and fundraiser will be held Sunday, Jan. 25 from 2:30 to 5 pm. at The Majestic, 1027 N. Forest Street in Bellingham. Doors are open to the public from 2:30 to 5 p.m. Participants bringing seeds to share should label envelopes with plant strain and date (only
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Pioneer Farm’s Sugar Hubbard Squash seed named to Ark of Taste catalog

Jan 4th, 2015 | By

WHIDBEY – Slow Food USA and Slow Food International’s “Ark of Taste” have added Pioneer’s Farm Sugar Hubbard Squash to those seeds being preserved and shared, according to a press release from Slow Food Whidbey representative Debra Richardson. “After the seed was first developed in the late 1940s, three generations of Shermans have continued the
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Annual Farm-to-Table Trade Meeting Feb. 9

Jan 3rd, 2015 | By

BELLINGHAM – The annual NW Washington Farm-to-Table Trade Meeting takes place Monday, Feb. 9 at St. Luke’s Education Center  in Bellingham, offering connections for local farmers, fishers, food producers, regional buyers and others interested in local food. Participants from Whatcom, Skagit, San Juan, Island and beyond are welcome to attend. There will be formal and
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Whatcom Water Exchange Jan. 8

Jan 2nd, 2015 | By

LYNDEN – The Whatcom Water Exchange event will explore water banking and other water exchange concepts that have been used in Washington State to address water supply issues on Thursday, Jan. 8 from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Mt. Baker Rotary Building in Lynden. Participants and guest speakers will discuss what can and cannot
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Cultivating Success session starting

Dec 4th, 2014 | By
Cultivating Success session starting

SNOHOMISH – In 2012, when Petrina and Jonathan Fisher of Skylight Farms near Snohomish purchased a 20-acre farm on the banks of the Snohomish River they knew it would take more than hard work to grow their new farm. They enrolled in one of the Cultivating Success courses being taught by WSU Snohomish County Extension.
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Farmer Veteran Coalition panel includes Growing Veterans director

Dec 3rd, 2014 | By
Farmer Veteran Coalition panel includes Growing Veterans director

The Farmer Veteran Coalition held its Stakeholders Conference in November, including a panel with the director of the Whatcom-based Growing Veterans group, Chris Brown. Brent Elrod (far left), National Program Leader – Community & Rural Development, USDA, led the panel with directors of four leading regional programs. From left to right: Colin Archipley (USMC), Archi’s
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Gingerbread, cookie decorating events offered

Dec 3rd, 2014 | By

A number of local businesses and groups are offering gingerbread and cookie decorating events for kids and families. Check out these options: Gretchens Kitchen in Mount Vernon is offering a Gingerbread House and Cookie Decorating Party on Sunday, Dec. 7. The party will be stocked with sprinkles, candy and icing to create the perfect gingerbread house
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The Local Dirt: December 2014

Dec 3rd, 2014 | By

The Bellingham Farmers Market will host a special Pop Up Gift Market on Friday, Dec. 5 in partnership with Downtown Bellingham Partnership and the City of Bellingham. Over 30 vendors featuring local gift options will be at the Depot Market Square from 5 to 8 p.m. This is the same evening as the City Tree
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Master Gardener deadline Dec. 11

Nov 25th, 2014 | By

WHATCOM – The WSU Master Gardener Program is accepting applications for 2015. The program offers a 10-week Master Gardener class for beginning and experienced gardeners looking to broaden their knowledge of horticulture and sustainable gardening practices. In return for the training, Master Gardener Community Educators volunteer 60 hours during the same year providing information to
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