Thursday, October 19, 2017

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Whatcom County volunteer awarded Master Gardener of the Year for Washington state

Oct 4th, 2017

BELLINGHAM – Karen Gilliam, a volunteer with the Whatcom County Master Gardeners for over 40 years, was named the WSU Master Gardener of the Year for Washington State during the recent conference in Yakima, WA. Gilliam, who served in the past as secretary, treasurer, and president of the WSU Whatcom County Master Gardener Foundation, also
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New Everett market space offers information session Oct. 20

Oct 3rd, 2017

Everett – Farms & Market, a new, year-round market and retail space in downtown Everett, is reaching out to local farmers and producers ahead of its opening slated for this upcoming winter.  An information and feedback session will be held Friday, Oct. 20, from 7-8:30 p.m. at WSU Snohomish County Extension’s Cougar Auditorium, 600 128th
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Women in Ag set for Nov. 18; Blue Heron Farm owner featured speaker

Oct 2nd, 2017

COUNTY – The 6th annual Women in Agriculture Conference is set for Saturday, Nov. 18. “WE CAN DO IT” is the theme. This interactive event full of learning and networking with other women farmer, is a one-day event held simultaneously in 39 locations throughout Washington, Alaska, Idaho, Montana and Oregon. This year’s locations include Mount
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Farmland preservation focus of Whatcom Food Network’s Fall Forum

Oct 2nd, 2017

Bellingham – The Whatcom Food Network’s Fall Forum on Thursday, Nov. 9 will focus on the state of farmland both regionally and locally, highlighting the challenges and solutions to farmland loss and accessibility. Hannah Clark, the Executive Director of the Washington Association of Land Trusts, will present information as well as a panel of local
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Regional mushroom groups present annual shows in Bellingham, Everett

Oct 1st, 2017

COUNTY – The Snohomish County Mycological Society (SCMS) presents their annual wild mushroom show Sunday, Oct. 15. Hosted in cooperation with Everett Parks and Recreation, the show features a display of wild mushrooms collected by SCMS members, mushroom kits, a free class on mushroom identification at 1 p.m., books, videos, and raffle. Participants can bring
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Skagit Valley Giant Pumpkin Festival returns Sept. 30

Sep 1st, 2017

MOUNT VERNON – Christianson’s Nursery is partnering with Pacific Northwest Giant Pumpkin Growers (PNWGPG) to host the 7th Annual Skagit Valley Giant Pumpkin Festival on Saturday, Sept. 30. Entries of giant pumpkins, and giant fruit and vegetables for the weigh off will be accepted from 9 a.m. to noon. The weigh off will start at
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Cultivating Success program coming up

Sep 1st, 2017

COUNTY – The WSU Cultivating Success Sustainable Small Farming and Ranching courses are scheduled to kick off later this month, in Whatcom, Skagit and Island counties. The Cultivating Success course provides beginning and existing farmers with the decision making tools, production strategies and support to develop a small acreage farm. Learn about farm design and
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Zucchinis needed at the Burlington Harvest Festival

Sep 1st, 2017

BURLINGTON – Do you have extra zucchini to share? Burlington Parks and Recreation is collecting zucchinis for the upcoming Burlington Harvest Festival and Pumpkin Pitch scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 30 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thousands of gourds and Zucchinis are needed to supply the Zucchini Car Race activity booth. Drop your zucchinis off
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Taste Washington Day set for Oct. 4

Sep 1st, 2017

STATE – Taste Washington Day is a day for school districts around the state celebrate Farm to School and local agriculture. On Oct. 4, or a day in October they choose, nutrition services, school gardeners, teachers, administrators, and volunteers all over Washington serve school meals with local ingredients and do activities to learn about the
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Mud management: Farm Speaker Series offers tips Sept. 21

Sep 1st, 2017

WHATCOM – The Whatcom Conservation District’s Farm Speaker Series will offer “Discover Mud Management And Help To Winterize Your Farm” on Thursday, Sept.  21. Dr. Michael Anderson of Kulshan Veterinary Hospital and a panel of livestock producers will discuss livestock health, production and nutrition issues that arise due to  mud and the cold, wet season.
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