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Districts prep for Native Plant Sales

Feb 1st, 2020
Districts prep for Native Plant Sales

by Grow Northwest Erosion control, ground cover, shrubs, deciduous trees, conifers, pollinators, fall colors, winter berries, and more! Plenty of choices await you at the local Conservation District Native Plant Sales. Perfect for early spring planting, these plants are Puget Sound and/or Western Washington natives. Here’s a look at what’s coming up, and when you
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Flower and Garden Show Feb. 26 through March 1

Feb 1st, 2020

SEATTLE – The Northwest Flower and Garden Show is coming Wednesday through Sunday, Feb. 26 through March 1. Participants can enjoy 20 fully landscaped display gardens, 100 world-class seminars, and tahousands of treasures in the garden and vintage marketplaces, as well as a kids treasure hunt, community plant center, and more. Hours are Wednesday through
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Genuine Skagit Valley Program awarded $348,000 USDA grant

Jan 31st, 2020
Genuine Skagit Valley Program awarded $348,000 USDA grant

MOUNT VERNON – The Northwest Agricultural Business Center (NABC) was recently awarded $348,000 in federal funding for the Genuine Skagit Valley program. Through place-based marketing, Genuine Skagit Valley heightens consumer awareness  of, and connection to, local Skagit farms and farm products. The  funding is from the USDA Farmers Market Promotion Program, a highly competitive national
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Home and Garden Shows coming up

Jan 31st, 2020

COUNTY – The 2020 Whatcom County Home and Garden Show will be Friday through Sunday, March 6-8, sponsored by the Building Industry Association of Whatcom County. More than 200 vendors will be on site at the NW Washington Fairgrounds in Lynden to offer ideas for home improvement and projects. Weekend highlights include Ladies Night (Friday),
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Beginning beekeeping course starts

Jan 31st, 2020

EVERETT – The WSU Snohomish County Extension is sponsoring a session of the Beginning Hobbyist Beekeeper course in the Washington State Beekeepers Association’s Master Beekeeper Program starting Monday, Feb. 24,  6:30-9:30 p.m. at WSU Snohomish County Extension’s Cougar Auditorium in McCollum Park, 600 – 128th St SE, Everett. The five-week course is designed to build
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San Juan Islands Ag Summit coming up

Dec 3rd, 2019

ORCAS ISLAND – The San Juan Islands Agricultural Summit, hosted by WSU San Juan County Extension Office, will be Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 7-8. This year Orcas Island will host the annual summit at Camp Orkila, including more than 150 local farmers, food producers, businesses, and advocates gathered for a weekend of education, inspiration and
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Berardi releases FoodWISE book

Dec 3rd, 2019
Berardi releases FoodWISE book

BELLINGHAM – Gigi Berardi, a long-time resident and professor at Western Washington University, is releasing a new book, titled FoodWISE: A Whole Systems Guide to Sustainable and Delicious Food Choices. Published by North Atlantic Books, Berardi’s book outlines approaches to informed food choices, agriculture, and more. She teaches food and geography classes domestically and internationally,
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Christmas morning cookies, casserole, and coffee

Dec 2nd, 2019
Christmas morning cookies, casserole, and coffee

by Chelsy Mesman There is nothing quite like that feeling waking up on Christmas morning when you were a kid. Running out of your room and seeing the presents stacked under the tree and Santa’s cookies all eaten. If you were a farm kid it also meant you had to wait to open presents until
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Country Living Expo returns Jan. 25; 175 classes available to choose from

Dec 2nd, 2019
Country Living Expo returns Jan. 25; 175 classes available to choose from

STANWOOD – The Country Living Expo & Cattlemen’s Winterschool returns Saturday, Jan. 25 at Stanwood High School. Registration is now open, with 175 classes available, including 30 brand new classes. Participants can choose five sessions, visit with local and regional vendors during the large trade show, enjoy a prime rib or vegetarian lunch, and more.
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Ornaments: Make memories with these decorative ideas

Dec 2nd, 2019
Ornaments: Make memories with these decorative ideas

Ornaments are one of the most fun crafts to make this time of year. Whether hanging on your tree, being gifted to a friend, or placed in a fun spot around your home, ornaments spark creativity and memories. Check out some of these local classes and sources for festive fun. Enjoy! Holiday Ornaments in Mosaic:
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