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Spring plant sales: What’s coming up

Mar 2nd, 2018
Spring plant sales: What’s coming up

Spring is nearly here and the annual plant and tree sales are ready for you! Whatcom Farm Forestry Tree Sale: Saturday, March 17 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Northwest Washington Fairgrounds in Lynden. A variety of trees are available for $1 each, including: Mugho Pine, Fraser Fir, Sitka Spruce, Deodar Cedar, Giant Sequoia,
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Small Farm Expo offers seminars, vendors

Feb 3rd, 2018
Small Farm Expo offers seminars, vendors

Free event presented by WCD, WCPW The third annual Small Farm Expo will be held on Saturday, Feb. 24th at the Northwest Washington Fairgrounds in Lynden from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. This free event will include indoor and outdoor exhibits demonstrating the latest in agricultural technology, products and services, as well as seminars by
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Seed Swaps: Where to go this month

Feb 2nd, 2018
Seed Swaps: Where to go this month

Local seed swaps are starting! Following are what is scheduled this month. TF&F 3rd Annual Seed Swap: Sunday, Feb. 4 from 1-3 p.m. at the Anacortes Senior Activity Center.  Everyone is welcome to receive free seeds, bring seeds, or share seeds. Information tables on pollination and alternatives to pesticides will be available, as well as
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The gift of time: Supporting local organizations this season, and throughout the year

Dec 3rd, 2017
The gift of time: Supporting local organizations this season, and throughout the year

by Grow Northwest We can’t do everything, but we can all do a little something. As we look to the holiday season and 2018, consider gifting some time to a local organization. There are hundreds of groups working throughout our northwest corner to help, strengthen and serve the community. Here are a few to consider
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Construction of new Helping Hands Food Bank moving along

Nov 9th, 2017
Construction of new Helping Hands Food Bank moving along

SEDRO-WOOLLEY – Construction of the new Helping Hands Food Bank and resource center is moving along on Fruitdale Road. When complete, the project will offer a new grocery shopping model, additional offices, workshop space, nutritional outreach opportunities, a work study program, and community garden. The Helping Hands Food Bank serves nearly 600 families (representing more
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Bread Lab: For the love of local grains

Sep 3rd, 2017
Bread Lab: For the love of local grains

by Mary Vermillion Research labs don’t typically draw crowds. But when the subjects are wheat and grains that promise the revival of a piece of Skagit Valley’s agricultural heritage, you’re bound to develop a following. And sooner or later, you’re going to need a bigger lab. Such is the case for Washington State University’s Bread
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10th annual Farm Tour expands to full weekend

Sep 2nd, 2017
10th annual Farm Tour expands to full weekend

Whatcom County’s 10th annual Farm Tour returns the second weekend in September, this time offering two days of farm visits. Hosted by Sustainable Connections’ Food and Farming Program, the tour is part of the month-long Eat Local campaign, with support from Whatcom Family Farmers, Whatcom Family Dairy Farmers, and other local farms, businesses and organizations.
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Fair time: Calling all makers for entries, exhibits

Aug 3rd, 2017
Fair time: Calling all makers for entries, exhibits

 by Mary Vermillion There is still time to enter collections and exhibits in this year’s Northwest Washington Fair. And Amanda Stidham, superintendent for baking, canning and sewing, sincerely hopes you will. “Anyone from any age and background can enter,” Stidham said. “We’ve had ages 3 to 101 (participate) and love to see everyone come to
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Dairy goats: A basic introduction of what you need to know

Jun 3rd, 2017
Dairy goats: A basic introduction of what you need to know

by Corina Sahlin I’m a sucker for baby goats.  There’s nothing cuter than a couple of caprine kids headbutting each other, twisting and turning as they jump high into the air, and egging each other on to cause mischief. In 15 years of raising goats, I have attended every single birth of all my goats.
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Llama, alpaca educational workshop marks 10 years

Jun 2nd, 2017
Llama, alpaca educational workshop marks 10 years

JNK Llamas hosts owners, professionals by Mary Vermillion For 10 years, JNK Llamas has hosted a free informational day for the benefit of current and interested llama and alpaca owners and their animals. What stemmed from a rescue incident a decade ago, has become a continued community effort that welcomes questions and provides answers from seasoned
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