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Skagit County Historical Society seeks input for “Back to Our Roots” exhibit

Apr 5th, 2015

LA CONNER – The Skagit County Historical Society is seeking input from local residents for their upcoming exhibit “Back To Our Roots: A History of Farm to Table in Skagit County” on display June 11 to Oct. 11. The exhibit will celebrate the culture of hunting, gathering, growing and preparing our own food from the
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Lopez Island’s Lamb, Wool and Goat Festival returns May 9

Apr 5th, 2015

LOPEZ ISLAND – The Lopez Lamb, Wool & Goat Festival returns Saturday, May 9, at the Lopez Center for Community and the Arts on Lopez Island from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Started in 2011 as a celebration of island agriculture, the festival will feature various sheep and goat breeds, cheese making and meat cutting
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Anaerobic Digestion Field Day set: Mobile unit digests food and animal waste

Apr 3rd, 2015

MONROE – A free Anaerobic Digestion Bioenergy Field Day will be held April 14 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Willie Green’s Organic Farm, 19501 Tualco Road in Monroe. A small-scale, portable anaerobic digestion (AD) unit will be on display. The unit’s features include: gross energy output of up to 360,000 BTU per day;
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Spinners Eden event offers fiber products from Whatcom, Skagit farms

Apr 3rd, 2015

BELLINGHAM – Spinners Eden Farm will hold its annual Wonderful Woolies Fiber Sale featuring fleeces and fiber from farms located in Skagit and Whatcom counties on Saturday, April 11. All ages are welcome and visitors can purchase items and see the sheep. Spinners Eden raises award winning registered Romeldale/CVM sheep, and along with breeding stock,
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Bellingham Farmers Market opens April 4

Apr 3rd, 2015

BELLINGHAM – The Bellingham Farmers Market opens for the 23rd season on Saturday, April 4. Mayor Kelli Linville will toss the traditional cabbage to open the market at 10 a.m., followed by the ringing of the Depot Market Square bell. The market will be held every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. through Dec.
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Whatcom County Youth Fair April 10-11

Apr 3rd, 2015

LYNDEN – The Whatcom County Youth Fair will be held Friday and Saturday, April 10-11, celebrating 27 years. This educational fair for local youth ages 6 to 18 features various categories and skills, including animals, crafts, horticulture, photography, lawn mower pull and more. Participants do not need to be a 4H or FFA member, and
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Common Threads’ programs moving to Outback Farm

Apr 2nd, 2015

BELLINGHAM – Common Threads Farm, a local non-profit organization that teaches children about cooking and gardening, will relocate its summer programs to the Outback Farm at Western Washington University. Since 2007, Common Threads has run educational programs for kids ages 3-12, including Farm Camp, Camp Pizza and Camp Pasta. For the past five years, Common
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Master Composter/Recycler course offered

Mar 31st, 2015

WHATCOM – The WSU Whatcom County Extension is hosting a volunteer training course about composting, soil building, and recycling this spring. The Master Composter/Recycler Program will be held Wednesdays 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. plus Saturday field trips April 22-May 20. The course includes discussion with experts, building your own home composting system, and tours of County
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Farm machinery safety workshop set

Mar 30th, 2015

BURLINGTON – A Farm Machinery Safety Workshop is available to residents on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6-8 p.m., starting April 14 through May 14. Individuals in all counties are eligible to attend the training with instructor Don McMoran, director of the Washington State University Skagit County Extension. Certification can be obtained for students 13 years
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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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