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Farm Machinery Safety Workshop set

Apr 4th, 2016

BURLINGTON – A Farm Machinery Safety Workshop is available Tuesday and Thursday evenings, starting April 14 through May 14. This course will train individuals on using farm machinery safety. Individuals in all counties are eligible to attend the training. Last year’s class contained a good mix of middle school, high school and Spanish- and English-speaking
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Over 50 breweries attending annual April Brews Day fundraiser

Apr 4th, 2016

BELLINGHAM – The annual April Brews Day fundraiser will be held Saturday, April 30. Over 50 local and regional breweries participate in this benefit for the Max Higbee Center, a local non-profit providing recreational activities to teens and adults with disabilities. General admission is 6:30 to 10 p.m. at the Depot Market Square, 1100 Railroad
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Farm, ranch license plates available

Apr 4th, 2016

STATE – According to the Washington Ag Network, a special license plate for farming and ranching will be available at the beginning of next year. Governor Jay Inslee officially signed into law a bill sponsored by 8th District Representative Brad Klippert that will create the special plate with the proceeds going to the Washington FFA
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The Local Dirt: April 2016

Apr 2nd, 2016

WFC (Whatcom Farmers Cooperative) stores officially re-open their garden centers on Saturday, April 9 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Vendors will be on site at each county location to provide information and help with questions. The schedule includes: Bellingham True Value (Meridian), lawn and garden products; Blaine Ace and Fairhaven True Value (organic fertilizers);
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Local farmer Nate Youngquist named Outstanding Young Farmer

Mar 4th, 2016

SKAGIT – Local farmer Nate Youngquist, owner of Sky Harvest Produce in Mount Vernon, was honored as a 2016 Outstanding Young Farmer by the Outstanding Farmers of America (OFA) during the group’s ceremony in Cincinnati, OH on Feb. 13. Youngquist was among four winners from across the nation, and is the first Skagit farmer to
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Free Small Farms Expo coming up March 12

Mar 3rd, 2016

LYNDEN ‑ The Whatcom Conservation District and Whatcom County Public Works are hosting a free Small Farms Expo on Saturday March 12 to help connect small farmers, homesteaders and others with local resources. The event, held 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Northwest Washington Fairgrounds, will have both indoor and outdoor exhibits, products,  services, and
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March for Meals campaign raises funds, awareness for Meals on Wheels

Mar 3rd, 2016

COUNTY – March for Meals, a month-long campaign to raise funds and awareness about the Meals on Wheels programs delivering nutritious meals to homebound seniors, will hold special events with local chapters this month. The Whatcom/San Juan chapter will host a traditional Irish dinner fundraiser on Saturday, March 12 from 6-8 p.m. at the Bellingham
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Three candidates seek WCD Supervisor position

Mar 3rd, 2016

LYNDEN – The next election of the District Board of Supervisors for the Whatcom Conservation District is Tuesday, March 15. Candidates are current supervisor Richard Yoder, Theresa Sygitowicz, and Roderic Perry. All registered voters in Whatcom County can vote in person from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the District office, 6975 Hannegan Road in
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Larry Korn to visit Bellingham April 5

Mar 3rd, 2016

BELLINGHAM – Larry Korn, educator and author in permaculture and natural farming, will come to the Bellingham area Tuesday, April 5  for a tour at Inspiration Farm and a reading at Village Books. Korn was a student of Japanese farmer Masanobu Fukuoka, and helped translate and edit the English version of Fukuoka’s book The One-Straw
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Nourishing All Kids: Spring Forum meets March 25 in Concrete

Mar 2nd, 2016

CONCRETE – 1095 Skagit, a group of parents and citizens, non-profits and food and youth organizations throughout the county, present Nourising All Kids: Spring Forum on March 25 in Concrete. During this forum, community members will have an opportunity to present and discuss Farm to School Initatives, Backpack Programs, and School Garden Projects in the
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