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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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La Conner Daffodil Festival kicks off

Mar 5th, 2018

LA CONNER – The 4th 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 Grapes of Daff (March 10), the Dandy Daffodil Tweed Ride (March 10), and photo contest. For a schedule and map with locations of fields
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Whatcom Youth Fair celebrates 30 years; entries due March 14

Mar 3rd, 2018

LYNDEN – The 30th annual Whatcom County Youth Fair will be held Friday and Saturday, April 6-7. This 2-day learning fair is open to all youth ages 6-18. Categories include animals, country crafts, horticulture, dairy, photography, and many more. Online entries are available at https://whatcomcountyyouthfair.org and paper entries are at local feed stores. Entries need
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The Local Dirt: March 2018

Mar 3rd, 2018

Spring is on the way! Daylight Savings Time will be early morning, Sunday, March 11. Remember to turn those clocks an hour forward, and let’s spring into longer days. Pi Day is March 14, be sure to have yourself a delicious slice of pie at your favorite local spot. And of course, the first day
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San Juan Ag Summit March 16-17

Mar 2nd, 2018

LOPEZ ISLAND – The 6th annual San Juan Islands Agricultural Summit will be held Friday and Saturday, March 16-17. More than 150 local farmers, food producers, businesses, and food advocates will gather on Lopez Island for two days of events, education and connections. Friday’s hands-on workshops include: Tractor Maintenance and “Right-Sizing” Machinery to Your Farm;
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Spring Break camps available through Common Threads Farm

Mar 1st, 2018
Spring Break camps available through Common Threads Farm

BELLINGHAM – Common Threads Farm is offering several spring break camp options for local youth, April 2-6. The camps connect kids to healthy food, taking place at the The Outback at the Western Washington University campus. Camp options include: Preschool in the Garden (for kids not yet in Kindergarten); Farm Camp (for Kindergarten-2nd grade of the
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Bread Lab receives $1.5 million to fund grain research, assist farmers

Feb 5th, 2018

MOUNT VERNON – Washington State University’s Bread Lab in Mount Vernon has received $1.5 million to research growing grains in the Skagit Valley. The endowment, announced Jan. 31, comes from Clif Bar & Company ($850,000), King Arthur Flour Co. ($500,000), and $150,000 from nine individuals and two organizations. According to a press release, this is
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