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The gift of time: Supporting local organizations this season, and throughout the year

Dec 3rd, 2017
The gift of time: Supporting local organizations this season, and throughout the year

by Grow Northwest We can’t do everything, but we can all do a little something. As we look to the holiday season and 2018, consider gifting some time to a local organization. There are hundreds of groups working throughout our northwest corner to help, strengthen and serve the community. Here are a few to consider
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Holiday heart: Locals show creativity, crafts

Nov 3rd, 2017
Holiday heart: Locals show creativity, crafts

Tis the season to start crafting and visiting holiday markets. Following are a few favorites this month! The Holiday Port Gingerbread House Contest: Many make a tradition out of entering the annual gingerbread contest at the Port of Bellingham’s Holiday Festival, and ribbons are awarded for 1st – 3rd place in each of the contest
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Our Farm: Full Bloom Farm

Oct 2nd, 2017
Our Farm: Full Bloom Farm

Peony sale, class coming up by Elisabeth Marshall There once was only low-bitten pasture and an unfinished house where our lush, productive farm now spreads among mature perennial gardens, orchards, hoop houses, woods and rich, no till beds. We were young, idealistic and determined to realize our vision over 30 years ago when we started
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Bread Lab: For the love of local grains

Sep 3rd, 2017
Bread Lab: For the love of local grains

by Mary Vermillion Research labs don’t typically draw crowds. But when the subjects are wheat and grains that promise the revival of a piece of Skagit Valley’s agricultural heritage, you’re bound to develop a following. And sooner or later, you’re going to need a bigger lab. Such is the case for Washington State University’s Bread
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Seafood, maritime education focus of celebration at annual Bellingham SeaFeast

Sep 1st, 2017
Seafood, maritime education focus of celebration at annual Bellingham SeaFeast

by Mary Vermillion Bellingham SeaFeast, a celebration of local seafood and the maritime industry, marks its second year Friday, Sept. 22 and Saturday, Sept. 23 at locations downtown and along the working waterfront. The biggest change from last year? More opportunities to slurp oysters, crack crab and savor salmon. “We surveyed over 250 people (last
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Our Farm: Goodin Family Farm

Jun 5th, 2017
Our Farm: Goodin Family Farm

by Cassie Goodin Farm life is the life I always wanted but didnt know I needed. I used to ask my parents, “Can’t we just buy a farm!?” like it was that easy. My husband, did grow up doing things like raising and butchering meat birds, going to 4-H as a family, bucking hay, the
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Small farm management focus of summer tours

Jun 3rd, 2017
Small farm management focus of summer tours

All welcome to learn about livestock, grains, and speciality crops by Grow Northwest Residents and visitors are invited to attend several farm tours and events designed to share information about livestock, grains, and more.   Ranching for Resilience—A Field Day for Producers and Consumers Roots of Resilience, Matheson Farms and North Cascade Meats – A
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Llama, alpaca educational workshop marks 10 years

Jun 2nd, 2017
Llama, alpaca educational workshop marks 10 years

JNK Llamas hosts owners, professionals by Mary Vermillion For 10 years, JNK Llamas has hosted a free informational day for the benefit of current and interested llama and alpaca owners and their animals. What stemmed from a rescue incident a decade ago, has become a continued community effort that welcomes questions and provides answers from seasoned
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Slanted Sun Farm: Focus on peppers and potential

May 3rd, 2017
Slanted Sun Farm: Focus on peppers and potential

by Mary Vermillion Anna Morris and Jared Danilson of Slanted Sun Farm are growing vegetables and helping to build community from two acres of land at the base of the foothills near Everson. In just their third season, the couple is making their mark with uncommon, value-added products and a commitment to county farmers markets
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Field trip: Spring ideas for fun family learning

Mar 31st, 2017
Field trip: Spring ideas  for fun family learning

4-H Super Saturday, Veggie Patrol, Dirtfest and more  by Grow Northwest April is here, and with it comes a lot of spring fun and engaging opportunities for local youth and families. From plants and bugs to dirt and animals, following are some of the events we’re highlighting that get kids exploring an enjoying the natural
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