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Events set for Meals on Wheels awareness campaign this month

Mar 6th, 2015

WHATCOM/SAN JUAN – The 3rd annual March for Meals campaign will be held throughout March, raising awareness about senior hunger and funds for senior community meals. A variety of St. Patrick’s Day themed festivities across Whatcom and San Juan counties have been scheduled. To learn more about the events call  733-4030 ext. 1028 or visit
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Daffodil Festival officially kicks off

Mar 5th, 2015

The La Conner Daffodil Festival will be held throughout the month of March, kicking off the spring season with fields of blooming daffodils before the April fields of tulips (expected to begin flowering by the end of March). The mild weather has fields blooming approximately three weeks earlier than usual, and as of the start
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Skagit Fest of Ale March 9-17

Mar 5th, 2015

SKAGIT – The event formerly known as Mount Vernon Beer Week has grown to include all of Skagit County. Kicking off March 9, the Skagit Fest of Ale will include breweries and places to go across the county as a way celebrate and get to know each establishment. Events are being finalized and will be
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Entries available for Whatcom County Youth Fair; deadline March 18

Mar 5th, 2015

LYNDEN – The 26th annual Whatcom County Youth Fair, a 2-day learning fair open to all ages 6-18, will be held April 10-11 at the Northwest Washington Fairgrounds in Lynden. The deadline for entries is March 18. Categories include animals, country crafts, horticulture, dairy, photography and more. Entries are available online and at many locations
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Garden grants available for groups

Mar 5th, 2015

WHATCOM – Now in its eighth year, the WSUE Community First Garden Project is offering small grants to community gardens in Whatcom County and currently accepting applications. The grants include support in education, planning, mentoring, workshops and more. For details on the program and applications visit http://whatcom.wsu.edu/ch/cfg.html.



Puget Sound Food Hub: Information session for Whatcom farmers March 11

Mar 4th, 2015

EVERSON – The Puget Sound Food Hub  will hold an information session for Whatcom farmers on Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at the Hopewell Grange. The Puget Sound Food Hub (PSFH) is a network of farms and non-profit organizations operating cooperatively across more than six counties in NW Washington. PSFH markets, aggregates, and distributes locally produced
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Whatcom Conservation District Supervisor election March 10

Mar 2nd, 2015

WHATCOM – The next election of the District Board of Supervisors for the Whatcom Conservation District is March 10. Candidates are current supervisor Larry R. Helm and Joy Monjure. Whatcom County residents can vote in person from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the District office, 6975 Hannegan Road in Lynden. All registered voters in
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Community Skills Fair March 21

Mar 2nd, 2015

EVERETT – The Community Skills Fair, a full day of hands-on practice to learn or improve skills, will be held Saturday, March 21. There will be workshops, as well as panel discussions and kids activities. Topics will include gardening, fermenting, cooking, crafty skills, bike repair, car repair and more. Additionally, there will be fun art
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Coming up: San Juan Islands Agricultural Summit, Farm-to-Table Trade Meeting, and Women in Ag

Jan 31st, 2015

Three conferences are available this month to farmers, business owners, community advocates, and interested members of the public to further connections and spread information about local resources.   Farm-to-Table Trade Meeting The annual NW Washington Farm-to-Table Trade Meeting takes place Monday, Feb. 9 at St. Luke’s Education Center in Bellingham from 8:30 a.m. to 4
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Avian flu: Prevention workshop for poultry owners Feb. 5

Jan 31st, 2015

MONROE – A free workshop about Avian Flu Prevention will take place Monday, Feb. 5, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Longhouse at Evergreen State Fairgrounds in Monroe. Available for poultry owners, the workshop is sponsored by Snohomish County, Snohomish Conservation District, WSU Snohomish County Extension, and Evergreen State Fairgrounds. Poultry owners will learn
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