Chelsea Leaves the School Garden for Adventure and Education

Colleen Stewart steps into her boots — by Madie Murray – We are saddened by Chelsea Cates leaving us, but so excited about the future she is planning for herself. She will soon be hiking the Pacific Crest Trail with her partner, Evan Allred, then returning to school to study … Continue reading

Native Plant Sale and Expo — Spring’s Here!

Saturday, March 21 from 9 a.m. to noon – from Jane Wentworth, Master Gardener Foundation – The Master Gardener Foundation and the San Juan Islands Conservation District bring you the 2015 Annual Native Plant Sale and Expo. Pre-ordered plants pick-up will be March 21st on San Juan, Lopez and Orcas … Continue reading

Letter to the Editor: The Kids Are Leading the Way

– by Adrienne Reed, of Plant for the Planet – Plant for the Planet is coming to Orcas Island on Saturday, February 14th for a free Climate Ambassador training of youth ages 8-14,  from 9 a.m. until 5:30.at Orcas Island Elementary School in the Gymnasium. Parents are optional and welcome, but … Continue reading

Ag Summit on Lopez End of Feb

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– from Barbara Marrett for the San Juans Visitors Bureau – The San Juan Islands Agricultural Summit 2015 will take place on Lopez Island, February 27 & 28. Keynote Speakers include food writer and visionary Gary Nabhan and award-winning author of The Triumph of Seeds, Thor Hanson. Food-lovers, farmers, regional … Continue reading

Community Q&A for the Exchange’s Future in Recycling

The old. organically-grown, non-regulated Exchange.

Sunday, Dec. 7 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Eastsound Fire Hall (Pictured: the “old” Exchange) Orcas Recycling Services (ORS)  non-profit will hold a meeting to address the many questions regarding plans for rebuilding the Exchange. ORS Director Pete Moe says, “We’ve had a pretty significant response on our … Continue reading