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Five-week beekeeping course starts Feb. 27

Feb 2nd, 2017

EVERETT – The Washington State University Snohomish County Extension sponsors sessions of the popular apprentice level course in the Master Beekeeper Program, to help rebuild, maintain, and expand local pollinators and honey producers. Developed and managed by the Washington State Beekeepers Association, the five-week course provides a thorough introduction to beekeeping for novice beekeepers as
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WaterTalks: Workshop focuses on summer irrigation

Feb 2nd, 2017

LYNDEN – Irrigation is essential for agriculture in western Washington during the dry summer months. Groundwater is a common source of irrigation requiring that landowners understand the mechanics of a well, pumps, and meters. In its fourth year, WaterTalks is a workshop that focuses on water issues in western Washington geared towards agriculture producers, policymakers,
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Growing Veterans certified for ‘Home Grown by Heroes’ label

Feb 2nd, 2017

CONWAY – Growing Veterans is now certified to carry the ‘Home Grown by Heroes’ label on their produce and some value added products. This label serves to inform customers, buyers and retailers that the product they are purchasing, selling, or featuring on their menu was produced by a veteran farmer. This label is supported by
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Pears focus of Winter Field Day

Feb 2nd, 2017

MOUNT VERNON – The Western Washington Fruit Research Foundation (WWFRF) presents its Winter Field Day on Saturday, March 4 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the WSU Research and Extension Center in Mount Vernon. Hosted in cooperation with WSU-NWREC, this year’s event will include information about Organic Spotted Wing Drosophila Control and Status of
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Concrete Farm to School Program receives community grants

Feb 2nd, 2017

CONCRETE – As Concrete Farm to School (F2S) enters its fourth year, the program continues to grow with the engagement and support of community partners. Northwest Farm Credit Services recently provided F2S with a Rural Communities Grant of $2,000 to improve the F2S Classroom/Kitchen, making it a more efficient place for students to learn and
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Local Lovers Valentine’s Day Tour set

Feb 1st, 2017

BELLINGHAM – Sustainable Connections announces a Local Lovers Tour for Valentine’s Day! On Monday, Feb. 13, participants will spend time getting to know some of Bellingham’s businesses including tGathered Confections, Pozie by Natalie, Ragfinery, and Veritas Massage. Everyone will leave with treats and tips for the big day: decorated heart cookies, a terrarium made with
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Farm-to-Table Trade Meeting Feb. 21

Dec 1st, 2016

BELLINGHAM – The Northwest Washington Farm-to-Table Trade Meeting, a one-day conference for food and farming businesses of all kinds to connect, network, and learn, will be held Feb. 21, 2017. The Trade Meeting fosters connections between regional farmers, fishermen, food artisans, restaurants, grocers, and all others interested in sourcing local ingredients or selling local food.
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Country Living Expo: 180 classes in skills and practical living

Dec 1st, 2016
Country Living Expo: 180 classes in skills and practical living

STANWOOD – The Country Living Expo and Cattlemen’s Winterschool will be Saturday, Jan. 28. Check out 180 classes to choose from focused on skills and practical living, including 52 new classes this year. Registration costs $75 for adults and $40 for youth (discounted rate of $10 for youth ages 12-18 needing scholarship help). Registration includes
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WSDA farmer survey available online

Dec 1st, 2016

STATE – The Washington State Department of Agriculture is asking farmers to participate in their Farm Survey, as part of an ongoing effort to improve outreach and education resources. The survery, conducted every two years, is available at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/farmer16. This survey is partially funded by a USDA specialty crop block grant targeting Washington farmers growing
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Farm Fund: Application deadline for next round of grants Jan. 20

Dec 1st, 2016

BELLINGHAM – The Community Food Co-op Farm Fund  is now accepting grant applications with a deadline of Jan. 20, 2017. Grants are directed to projects that meet the greater good of the community and benefit local agriculture at large. The 2017 application form and information will be posted on the Co-op website at www.communityfood.coop.  Since
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