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A Rosy Day Out: Christianson’s Nursery presents annual rose festival

Jun 1st, 2018

MOUNT VERNON –Christianson’s Nursery hosts its 15th Annual Rose Festival, on Saturday, June 16 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.  “A Rosy Day Out” features keynote speaker Ciscoe Morris, as well as presentations from John “Rosebud” Harmeling about climbing roses and Robyn Swesey on sustainable rose growing. All presentations will be located in the Big
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International Plowing Match May 19

May 4th, 2018

LYNDEN – The 77th annual International Plowing Match will be held Saturday, May 19 at the north end of Berthusen Park in Lynden. Come on out and watch competitors step back in time and plow the land with a team of draft horses just as our ancestors did when they homesteaded the land. Entry is
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Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive May 12

May 3rd, 2018

BELLINGHAM – The Stamp Out Hunger Food drive is coming up Saturday, May 12, when letter carriers collect donated food for food banks and hunger relief organizations. This is the nation’s largest all-volunteer one-day food collection effort, held annually on the second Saturday in May and is a community outreach effort of the National Association
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Skagit Up River Farmers Market starting; open Friday through Sunday

May 3rd, 2018

CONCRETE – Starting Memorial Day weekend, Concrete will have a Farmers Market, located at the existing Swap Meet site. Local farmers including children will be selling their produce. SNAP/EBT, WIC/Senior FMNP (pending), and Fresh Bucks will be accepted. Farmers who cannot attend the market because they are the only one working their businesses/farms can take
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Biodegradable mulch workshop set

May 3rd, 2018

WHATCOM –Learn about the use of biodegradable plastic mulches for your farming operation during a workship on May 8  at Boxx Berry Farm. Discuss the different materials available, their use, how to properly lay them, and demonstrate laying various mulches using a flatbed mulch layer. Participants will be able to interact with the different materials
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Fishing sector focus of Whatcom Food Network’s Spring Forum

May 2nd, 2018

BELLINGHAM – The Whatcom Food Network invites all interested organizations and individuals to their Spring Forum on Thursday, May 10 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Squalicum Boathouse. This spring, the Forum will focus on Whatcom’s fishing sector, which creates 1,781 direct jobs, generates $320 million in revenue from purchases by the fishing fleet
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Woodfest celebrating 20th year

Apr 1st, 2018

SEDRO-WOOLEY – Woodfest 2018: Timber to Tech is coming Saturday and Sunday, April 14-15 in Sedro-Woolley. This is the 20th year of celebrating woodworking and shop programs in Northwest schools. This year, WoodFest has been expanded to include both wood shop and technology program exhibits from local high schools. Admission is free. WoodFest also includes
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Heritage Barns funding available

Apr 1st, 2018

LA CONNER – Funding for two state grant programs is available for owners of historic barns and for those with stewardship responsibilities over historic cemeteries. The Heritage Barn Initiative established the Heritage Barn Register, a statewide list of historically significant barns. Owners of designated Heritage Barns are eligible to apply for matching grants available to
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Bellingham Farmers Market opens for season Saturday, April 7

Mar 30th, 2018

BELLINGHAM – Opening day of the Bellingham Farmers Market’s 26th season will be Saturday, April 7. The traditional Cabbage Toss happens at 10 a.m. The downtown Saturday Market hosts over 100 small businesses, including crafters, farms, and food producers from Whatcom and Skagit Counties. Over 30 farms will be on-hand on opening day with a
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Farm machinery safety workshop set

Mar 30th, 2018

BURLINGTON – The WSU Skagit Extension is offering a farm Machinery Safety Workshop training on Mondays and Wednesday evenings April 16 through May 7 in Burlington, with an optional all-day drive May 11. Instructors are Don McMoran, Dorothy Elsner, and Kate Smith of the WSU Skagit County Extension. Individuals in all counties are eligible to
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