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Pi Day: Celebrate the math holiday with a slice of pie

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Pi Day: Celebrate the math holiday with a slice of pie

by Melissa Stewart Pi Day is coming this month. Celebrated on March 14 around the world, Pi is the symbol used in mathematics to represent a constant. It is the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter, approximately 3.14159. As that figure represents a mathematical constant, a represented constant in our home
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News

Common Threads NW hosts local ag reps to discuss future of farming

BELLINGHAM – Representatives from the local agriculture community will share their concerns and needs during a special event hosted by Common Threads NW on Wednesday, March 6. “Whatcom Agriculture – Is There A Future?” will be held at the Meridian High School auditorium, 194 W. Laurel Road, Bellingham. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the program
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Whatcom Garden Forum and Learning Fair set

BELLINGHAM – WSU Whatcom Extension is hosting a garden forum and learning fair dedicated to community gardeners and groups that support their efforts in Bellingham and Whatcom County. All are welcome. The event will be Saturday, March 23 from 1-3 p.m. at  Eleanor Place community room, 1510 N. Forest St. Bellingham. Topics include: Land and
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Local Grains Celebration explores growing, progress in Skagit Valley

MOUNT VERNON – The Friends of Mount Vernon Library will be hosting a Celebration of Local Grains at Hillcrest Lodge on Tuesday, March 5 from 6-8 p.m. This all ages event is free and open to the public, and offers the chance to meet local brewers, bakers, millers and malters. In this special presentation and
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The Local Dirt: March 2019

The 5th annual La Conner Daffodil Festival will be held throughout the month, celebrating the season’s blooming fields of daffodils in the Skagit Valley. Activities and events include: “Pi Day” A La Mode (March 14), La Conner Chamber Fundraiser pie and ice cream social and silent auction; 5th Annual Dandy Daffodil Tweed Ride (March 16);
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The Local Dirt: February 2019

The Western Washington Fruit Research Foundation have added the trade name NW Fruit and will be using it more often for the organization. According to the group’s Facebook page, “NW Fruit is easier to say and is more meaningful to people who have not heard of us before than WWFRF.” Conservation Practices for Whatcom County
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Community

Local growers ready for season’s CSA programs Local growers ready for season’s CSA programs

by Grow Northwest Following are local farms offering CSA produce options this year. Please see their websites or call them directly for availability, pricing, and other details. Additional CSA sources confirmed for the season will be listed on our website at grownorthwest.com. To send your farm’s information, please contact editor@grownorthwest.com.  Local farmers offering Community Supported
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Skills

Bring on Spring: Home and garden show season is here Bring on Spring: Home and garden show season is here

by Grow Northwest Spring is for projects, plans, plants, and go-time for local home and garden shows. Here is a look at some of the local shows coming up this month.   Whatcom Home and Garden Show The 40th annual Whatcom County Home and Garden Show takes place Friday, March 1 through Sunday, March 3.
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Cooking

Pi Day: Celebrate the math holiday with a slice of pie Pi Day: Celebrate the math holiday with a slice of pie

by Melissa Stewart Pi Day is coming this month. Celebrated on March 14 around the world, Pi is the symbol used in mathematics to represent a constant. It is the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter, approximately 3.14159. As that figure represents a mathematical constant, a represented constant in our home
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Growing

Seasonal classes: Get inspired this month Seasonal classes: Get inspired this month

The season may be mostly cold and quiet for some, but for those who enjoy dreaming and planning the time has come. The focus turns to sharpening our minds, our tools, and our plans for spring. The pages of the seed catalogs have been turned and marked, the list is outlined (and probably becoming longer),
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Food

Thanks for dinner: 13 gift ideas for your host Thanks for dinner: 13 gift ideas for your host

Come feast time, thanks are in order for those cooking and hosting. Aside from helping with the clean-up and saying thanks, following are 13 small gift ideas to show your appreciation. Anytime Toffee: Any piece from Anytime Toffee is delicious! This is some of the best toffee we have ever eaten. This family-owned company creates
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Crafts

Adventure ahead: Great Northwest Glass Quest returns Adventure ahead: Great Northwest Glass Quest returns

Making an adventure is a good attitude any time of year, but especially in the cold and gray winter. And this month, we see the return of the Great Northwest Glass Quest 2019.  Hosted by the Camano Island Chamber of Commerce and The Great NW Glass Quest, this event provides fun for all as residents
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