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WSU Livestock Advisor program begins training series Sept. 17

Sep 2nd, 2018

BURLINGTON – WSU Livestock Advisor training begins a new 10-week series of classes Sept. 17. From fencing, feeding, housing, breeding to pasture management, learn how to raise high-quality poultry, sheep, beef, swine, or goats sustainably. WSU Livestock Advisors share experiences and several local farm tours are also included in training. Participants are asked to return
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Clean water from cow waste: Coldstream Farms granted Regenis system

Sep 2nd, 2018

The Washington State Conservation Commission (WSCC) recently awarded a $930,305 grant to install and operate a clean water membrane technology system provided by Regenis, an agricultural waste solutions company based in Ferndale, to be located at Coldstream Farms in Deming. This state-of-the-art system will generate 12,000 gallons of clean water daily from the 22,000 gallons
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Celebrate the sea at Bellingham SeaFeast

Sep 1st, 2018

BELLINGHAM – Bellingham SeaFeast, a celebration of local seafood and the maritime industry, marks its third year Friday, Sept. 21 and Saturday, Sept. 22 at locations downtown and along the working waterfront. Visitors can meet fishermen, tour boats, and try knot-tying and net-mending, as well as harbor boat rides and industry tours and an introductory
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The Local Dirt: September 2018

Sep 1st, 2018

Burlington Parks and Recreation is collecting zucchinis for the upcoming Burlington Harvest Festival and Pumpkin Pitch scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 29 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 at 900 E. Fairhaven Ave, the Burlington Parks and
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Taste Washington Day set for Oct. 3

Sep 1st, 2018

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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Antique Tractor and Machinery Gas and Steam Show coming up

Jul 1st, 2018

LYNDEN – The annual Puget Sound Antique Tractor and Machinery Gas and Steam Show is coming up Aug. 1-4. Visitors can see displays of cars, trucks, tractors, and engines, and learn how equipment was used in farming and logging. Activities will be available for kids of all ages, including threshing demonstrations, daily parades, steam powered
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Skagit child nutrition fundraiser set

Jul 1st, 2018

SKAGIT – 1095 Skagit, a child nutrition coalition that raises awareness for three meals a day for 365 days a year, presents a “Fun & Awareness Fundraiser At The Farm” on Saturday, Aug. 4-7 p.m.  The family-friendly event offers something for everyone, including food, music, games for kids and adults, and a planetarium. The “Galloping
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Annual Field Day July 12

Jul 1st, 2018

MOUNT VERNON – The WSU Mount Vernon NWREC Annual Field Day will be July 12 and is a free event open to the public at 16650 State Route 536, Mount Vernon. Beginning at 3 p.m., faculty and graduate students will host a walking tour of some of the nearly 150 acres of active research plots
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Squatch Food Waste campaign launches

Jul 1st, 2018
Squatch Food Waste campaign launches

BELLINGHAM – Sustainable Connections announces the new Squatch Food Waste campaign which will help individuals and businesses “squatch” their food waste, and rescue 30,000 pounds of prepared foods in order to re-route it to Whatcom families in need. Thanks to a grant from the Department of Ecology, Sustainable Connections is expanding their Toward Zero Waste
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San Juan offers new farmer support

Jul 1st, 2018

SAN JUAN – Are you a “new farmer” with 2-10 years of farming experience?  Are you looking for an opportunity to establish a farm?  With ample farmland, a retiring farmer population and a strong local food economy, the San Juan Island archipelago offers many opportunities for new farmers. Through funding from a USDA Beginning Farmer
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