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The Local Dirt: October 2019

Oct 2nd, 2019

For the book lovers out there, take note! The 50th anniversary edition of The Encyclopedia of Country Living, The Original Manual for Living off the Land & Doing It Yourself by Carla Emery, will be released Dec. 3 by Sasquatch Books. Ciscoe Morris, gardening expert of the Pacific Northwest, brings us his book Oh, La
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Historic barn funding available; local workshop in Mount Vernon

Sep 6th, 2019

MOUNT VERNON – In partnership with the Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation (DAHP), the Washington Trust announced that funding is available for two statewide grant programs: Heritage Barn Grants and Historic Cemetery Grants. This will be the seventh round of grant funding available for owners of historic barns and the second round of grant
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Farmers wanted for Taste Washington Day coming up Oct. 2

Sep 5th, 2019

STATE – Taste Washington Day is a day for school districts around the state to celebrate Farm to School and local agriculture. On Wednesday, Oct. 2, or another day in October, nutrition services staff, school gardeners, teachers, administrators, and volunteers all over Washington serve school meals with local ingredients, and do activities to help children
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Master Gardener training available to Snohomish County residents

Aug 6th, 2019

SNOHOMISH – Applications are now being accepted for the 2020 Master Gardener training class, which starts in January. Join over 350 Snohomish County Master Gardeners in sharing good gardening and environmental stewardship practices with county residents by becoming a WSU Snohomish County Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Community Educator. Training focuses on familiarization and learning how
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Meet berry growers during Farm Walk at Viva Farms on Aug. 12

Aug 2nd, 2019

BURLINGTON – Berry farmers at the Viva Farms Incubator welcome the public to the WSU Tilth Farm Walk “Innovations in Strawberry, Raspberry and Blackberry Production” on Monday, Aug. 12. Meet the farmers from Arado Farm, Silva Family Farm, Regino’s Farm, Pure Nelida, Farias Farm, and Cabrera Farms, who grow at the Viva Farms Incubator site
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It’s fair time!

Aug 1st, 2019

Local fairs are in full swing this month, with residents and visitors enjoying agriculture, entertainment, exhibits, rides, delicious food, community, and more. Check out the 4-H and FFA youth showing their animals, as well as vegetables, blooms, preserved food items, crafts, collections and more in each fair’s exhibit areas. The Stanwood-Camano Community Fair runs Aug.
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21st annual Whatcom Senior Day in the Park coming up

Jul 2nd, 2019

WHATCOM – The the 21st Annual Whatcom Senior Day in the Park will be Wednesday, Aug. 14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Hovander Homestead Park. Learn about resources available to seniors in Whatcom County and stay for a delicious barbecue. The Resource Fair includes information about health and wellness, housing options, and recreation.
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Eat Island Grown launches new blog

Jul 2nd, 2019

SAN JUAN COUNTY – Eat Island Grown has launched a new blog featuring the history and stories of San Juan Islands Agriculture. In celebration of the islands’ rich agricultural history, and toward connecting consumers with producers, the Eat Island Grown campaign is a collaborative countywide initiative administered by the San Juan Islands Agricultural Guild and
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Annual Field Day coming up July 11

Jul 2nd, 2019

MOUNT VERNON –The WSU Mount Vernon NWREC Annual Field Day will be held July 11. Faculty and graduate students will host a walking tour of some of the nearly 150 acres of active research plots at the Center. The event is free to the public, and starts at 3 p.m. Two tractor-driven wagons will be
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The Local Dirt: June 2019

Jun 10th, 2019

Whatcom Family Farmers were honored as the grand marshal in the Lynden Farmers Day Parade on Saturday, June 1. Congrats! The Skagit Valley Co-op’s June Summer Garden Party will be Saturday, June 15 at 11 a.m. Come meet with some favorite local farmers and producers to share the delights of the season. Enjoy fun in
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