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Annual community plant, tree sales coming up

Mar 1st, 2020
Annual community plant, tree sales coming up

Local conservation districts and community groups are offering a variety of plant sales these next few weeks. Here’s a look at what’s coming up. The Whatcom Farm Forestry Tree Sale is Saturday, March 14. Sixteen different species of trees will be available for $1 each; no pre sales. Cash or check only, and come early
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Livestock Adviser training begins

Mar 1st, 2020

BURLINGTON – Are you interested in raising beef, sheep, poultry, goats for meat, milk or fiber? WSU Livestock Advisor training begins a new 10-week series of classes March 3, 2020 at Stanwood High School. From fencing, feeding, housing, breeding to pasture management, learn how to raise high quality livestock sustainably. Network with WSU Livestock Advisors
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FoodWISE: Gigi Berardi’s new book examines food choices

Feb 10th, 2020
FoodWISE: Gigi Berardi’s new book examines food choices

interview by Grow Northwest Food. We all eat, need, and want it, but how much do we really think about our food choices, or even try? Gigi Berardi, long-time resident and professor at Western Washington University, hopes you do, and has released a new book guiding this very subject. FoodWISE (standing for whole, informed, sustainable and
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Events: March 2020

Feb 3rd, 2020

MARCH 2020 6th annual La Conner Daffodil Festival: Enjoy the fields of daffodils, and events and activities throughout La Conner and the Skagit Valley including the Jazz Valley Concert (March 7), Pie & Ice Cream Social Fundraiser and Silent Auction (March 12), and Dandy Daffodil Tweed Ride (March 21). See the Facebook page or www.lovelaconner.com
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SEEDS: Local, regional seed companies ready for season

Feb 3rd, 2020
SEEDS: Local, regional seed companies ready for season

by Grow Northwest As we’re all deep in seed catalogs this time of year, here’s our annual listing of regional seed companies to consider. See their websites for full listings and catalogs.   Osborne Quality Seeds osborneseed.com, (360) 424-SEED, 2428 Old Hwy 99 South Road, Mount Vernon Growing and testing seeds since 1982, the Mount
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BOOKSHELF: Our February reading list

Feb 1st, 2020
BOOKSHELF: Our February reading list

by Grow Northwest We’re going to jump right into this month’s reading list because we are just so excited! Last month, Gardening Expert of the Pacific Northwest Ciscoe Morris released his new book Oh, La La! Homegrown Stories, Helpful Tips, and Garden Wisdom, AND WWU’s Gigi Berardi released her book, FoodWISE: A Whole Systems Guide
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Events: February 2020

Feb 1st, 2020

Birds and Beasts: Through Saturday, Feb. 29.  Local photographer Camille Hill of Van Zandt presents a selection of her wildlife photographs. Hill recently retired from the U.S. Department of State after 27 years in the Foreign Service. Her photos include a combination of shots from a safari in Botswana and portraits of birds found on
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A tasty take on feta

Feb 1st, 2020
A tasty take on feta

by Marisa Papetti I love cheese. I love everything about cheese. The stories behind cheese caves, specialty bacteria, flipping cheese, washing cheese, eating cheese. It goes on and on. I remember peeking into a stone building where cheesemakers were stirring giant vats of steaming milk with a huge wooden paddle; what kind of magic was this?
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Sweet treats and divine drinks

Feb 1st, 2020
Sweet treats and divine drinks

February. It’s mid-winter, a mix of dark, cold, wet, cozy and warm, with the awareness that our days are slowly getting longer as the time of sunset breaks 5 p.m. Warm meals and delicious drinks are comforting through winter, and this month we are hopeful for the coming Spring; the first official day is in
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The Local Dirt: February 2020

Feb 1st, 2020

Save Family Farming was presented the “Most Valuable Partner” Award from the Washington State Dairy Federation! Congrats to Save Family Farming.   The Northwest Agriculture Business Center announced registration is open for the Island Grown Farmers Cooperative’s one-day Meat Cutting Workshop on April 6. Now in its 13th year, more than 400 students have been
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