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

Mar 1st, 2019

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

Mar 1st, 2019

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

Feb 28th, 2019

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

Feb 28th, 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

Feb 4th, 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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Farm-to-Table Trade Meeting Feb. 19

Feb 1st, 2019

BELLINGHAM – The annual Farm-to-Table Trade Meeting, presented by Sustainable Connections, returns this year on Tuesday, Feb, 19, bringing together more than 150 farmers, fishermen, food artisans, restaurants, grocers, and others interested in sourcing local ingredients or selling local food. The event includes networking, one-on-one consultations for food buyers and sellers, educational workshops, expo, a
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Raising pigs: Veterinary experts, farmers share techniques, ideas

Jan 30th, 2019

LYNDEN – Conservation Practices for Whatcom County Pig Farms will be held Thursday, Feb. 21. Visit with the Whatcom Conservation District, invited experts from veterinary and agronomy professions, and local farmers, including Alluvial Farms, Bittersweet Farm, and pastured pork researchers from Kwantlen Polytechnic Institute in British Colombia. Discuss techniques to manage deterioration of vegetative ground
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Annual Community Seed Swap includes classes, barter area

Jan 29th, 2019

BELLINGHAM – The annual Community Seed Swap will be held Saturday, Feb. 9 at the Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship, 1207 Ellsworth Street in Bellingham. Cascadia Skillshare and Barter Faire present this combined event, offering classes, dinner, barter and skillshare, seed swap and more. Participants bringing seeds should have packages clearly labeled with crop type, variety name,
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Skagit Ag Summit focuses on water, labor, innovation and more

Jan 25th, 2019

MOUNT VERNON – The 2019 Skagit Ag Summit will be held Friday, Feb. 8 in Mount Vernon, focusing on water, labor, economic viability, innovation and leadership. Admission is free; lunch is included. A Local Food and Farm Mixer will follow from 5-6 p.m. The Summit meets at the WSU Northwestern Washington Research & Extension Center,
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Whatcom County establishes new Food System Committee; committee members sought

Dec 4th, 2018

BELLINGHAM – The County Council recently adopted an ordinance establishing a Food System Committee. The Committee will draft a County-wide food plan, building off of the Whatcom Food Network’s Community Food Assessment. The Food System Committee will consider best practices and make recommendations to the County Council, Executive, Health Board, and other appropriate officials regarding
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