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Bee basics: On pollination

Apr 1st, 2015
Bee basics: On pollination

How it works and why it’s necessary by Bruce Vilders The youngest, and by far the smallest, of the young girls sitting in the class looked only slightly intimidated. She had been ‘snuck in’ by her older, and larger friends, in the hopes of getting past the stated age requirements. Stella was young but bright-eyed and
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Free poultry events

Jan 31st, 2015
Free poultry events

Two events are available this month for anyone interested in learning about raising poultry. Tales from the Coop: Inspiration and Advice for Raising Backyard Poultry on Monday, Feb. 9: Four local poultry enthusiasts (all either current or former employees of the Mount Vernon Library) will share practical advice and alternative ideas about keeping chickens, ducks,
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Step by step in photos: Whole bird butchering and processing at Osprey Hill Butchery

Oct 16th, 2014
Step by step in photos: Whole bird butchering and processing at Osprey Hill Butchery

Following is a step by step in photos of the butchering process recorded at Osprey Hill Farm’s sister business and new butchering unit, Osprey Hill Butchery, in Acme. This information accompanied the poultry processing article published in our October 2014 issue.  The link to that article is available at: http://grownorthwest.com/2014/10/poultry-processing-new-butchering-options-available-to-farmers-and-home-growers-through-osprey-hill-butchery-northwest-agriculture-business-center-and-oak-meadows-farm/. This specific unit is 500
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Coops and crops tour coming up in Anacortes

Jul 3rd, 2014
Coops and crops tour coming up in Anacortes

Morning poultry workshop offered The annual coop and crop tour in Anacortes takes place Saturday, July 26. This family-friendly event shows visitors the coops and gardens of 11 sites within Anacortes city limits, and offers a morning poultry workshop at the Anacortes Farmers Market. Local resident and organizer Linda Zielinski shared some thoughts with us about
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Milk Makers Fest: Students learn about local dairy

Apr 3rd, 2014
Milk Makers Fest: Students learn about local dairy

Adult-only session offered April 22 by Grow Northwest Each April, the annual Milk Makers Fest brings 1st grade students to the dairy farm. The Whatcom County Dairy Women hold the event for both public and homeschooled students to learn about the milking process and daily life on a dairy farm, including care, feed, irrigation, fertilizing crops,
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Wonderful Woolies fiber sale and open house April 12

Apr 3rd, 2014

Spinners Eden Farm will host its annual fiber sale and open house on Saturday, April 12, featuring a number of northwest Washington farms. Spinners Eden Farm raises award-winning registered CVM (California Variegated Mutant)/Romeldale sheep. Along with breeding stock, they sell raw fleece, roving, and other wool products.  The annual event is also an open house,
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Free alpaca, llama workshop Saturday, April 19

Apr 2nd, 2014

A day of workshops for current and future owners of alpacas and llamas will be held on Saturday, April 19 at JNK Llama Farm outside of Bellingham. Now in its seventh year, this annual day of workshops and education is free to anyone that currently owns or is interested in owning the animals. There will
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Poultry: Backyard, pasture production workshops offered this month

Mar 2nd, 2014

Several classes and workshops are being offered this month for those interested in raising poultry. • Valley Farm Center is holding a Poultry 101 class on Wednesday, March 5 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. This free class features two special guests, information for all levels, deals and prizes. Participants need to pre-register by calling (360)
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Lynden Horse Expo & Draft Horse Spectactular offers various clinics

Oct 3rd, 2013

LYNDEN – The Northwest Washington Fair presents the annual Horse Expo on Friday, Oct. 4 through Sunday, Oct. 6, and have changed the name this year to the Lynden Horse Expo & Draft Horse Spectacular. Participants can attend a variety of clinics regarding horse care and training, and learn how to drive a hitch of
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Anacortes’ Tour de Coop & Crops set

Jul 1st, 2013

ANACORTES – The second annual Tour de Coops & Crops will be held Saturday, July 27 from 1 to 4:30 p.m. in Anacortes. Participants can pick up maps at the Anacortes Farmer’s Market Info Booth or at Linda Zielinski’s chicken workshop at the Depot that morning from 10 a.m. to noon. The tour features information
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