The Fair is Coming! So Much To Do!

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Wednesday, August 13 — Saturday, August 16, 2014, San Juan County Fairgrounds – from Reve Shannon – Farm-tastic Fun is the name of the game at the San Juan County Fair, Wednesday, August 13 through Saturday, August 16, 2014. This community celebration located within walking distance of Friday Harbor on … Continue reading

To Be or Not to Bee Safe

Sunday August 3, at  2:30 p.m. upstairs at the Orcas Food Co-op – by Chom Graecen – Gardeners beware. Some “bee friendly” plants that you buy may end up harming, instead of, helping bees. The health of honey bees, bumble bees and other pollinators have been under serious threat and … Continue reading

Guest Editorial: A Bountiful Garden in the Heart of Eastsound

– by Antoinette Botsford – The Eastsound Planning Review committee (EPRC), County Public Works and the County Council from time to time discuss what is to be done with the lot, 50×100, that is bordered by Prune Alley on one end and North Beach Road on the other — the … Continue reading

Farm Freshness for Families

– from Hilary Canty – Many young families will be getting an extra boost this summer, thanks to the Orcas Farmers Market, Orcas Island Community Foundation, the Washington State Woman, Infants and Children (WIC) Program, and Orcas Family Connections. This collaboration of resources and efforts will provide eligible WIC families … Continue reading

The School Garden – Almost Three Years Later

Countless pounds of dirt were moved by the kids to garden areas

How It’s Grown – Thanks to SO MANY! – from Madie Murray – It has been about three years and a lot of events – from the first turn of the soil by hand to create the expanded school garden to the first trickle of water onto the seedlings from … Continue reading

“The Handmade Garden” at the Garden Club

Wednesday, May 21, at 10 a.m. in the Madrona Room of Orcas Center — from Jan Jacobson — Come hear Lorene Edwards Forkner share her passion for the Handmade Garden! Lorene will focus on the inspirational, lively and sometimes quirky profiles of “hands-on” gardeners and the personality-infused gardens they create. … Continue reading

Spring Gardening Workshop

Saturday, April 26, 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Friday Harbor Middle School – from Gwen Stamm – The WSU Master Gardeners’ Spring Gardening Workshop is scheduled for Saturday, April 26 at Friday Harbor Middle School on San Juan Island. The theme, Sustainable Gardening in Your Own Backyard, will be a … Continue reading