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Cultivating Success series starts Jan. 8

Dec 7th, 2017

STANWOOD – WSU Snohomish and King County Extension in partnership with King & Snohomish Conservation Districts will offer Cultivating Success: Agricultural Entrepreneurship and Farm Business Planning to help new and current farmers gain skills in business planning and direct marketing. The course runs in Stanwood on Monday evenings Jan. 8, through March 12, 5:30 p.m.
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Farm Fund general grants available

Dec 7th, 2017

BELLINGHAM – The Community Food Co-op Farm Fund  is now accepting general grant applications with a deadline of Jan. 19, 2018. Farm Fund general grants are directed to projects that meet the greater good of the community and benefit local agriculture at large. The 2018 application form and information will be available on the Co-op
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Blue Heron Farm’s Anne Schwartz featured speaker at Women in Ag

Nov 6th, 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 is a one-day event held simultaneously in 39 locations throughout Washington, Alaska, Idaho, Montana and Oregon. Locally, conferences will be held in Mount Vernon, Everett, and Coupeville. Featured speakers are
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Discussion, panel on food access in Whatcom County

Nov 5th, 2017

BELLINGHAM – The Bellingham City Club will discuss food access in certain parts of Whatcom County and impacts on population, and the factors at play driving the grocery industry on Wednesday, Nov. 15. “Wandering the Food Deserts of Whatcom County” is open to the public at Northwood Hall, 3240 Northwest Avenue, Bellingham, WA.  Doors open
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Small Fruit Conference set

Nov 4th, 2017

LYNDEN – The Washington Small Fruit Conference will be held Wednesday through Friday, Nov 29-30 and Dec. 1 at the NW Washington Fairgrounds in Lynden. This three-day conference will share the latest relevant research information delivered by the scientists performing the research. Lunches each day are provided. This conference is presented in association with the
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Farmland preservation focus of Whatcom Food Network’s Fall Forum

Oct 8th, 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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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 2nd, 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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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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