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

Native Plant Sale and Expo: Pre-order Now

Saturday, March 21, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m, Orcas Island Grange – 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, … Continue reading

Ag Summit on Lopez End of Feb


– 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

Pot Growing Moratorium Meeting Adds Speakers

Tuesday, November 25, at 7 p.m. at the San Juan Island Grange Hall, 152 First Street North, Friday Harbor — from Boyd Pratt — San Juan Island Grange #966 is hosting an informational forum on The Proposed Moratorium on Marijuana Production, at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at … Continue reading

Photography in the Garden Through the Seasons

November 19,  at 10 a.m. in the Orcas Center — by Jan Jacobson – Orcas Island Garden Club presents “Photography in the Garden Through the Seasons,” with Mark Turner. A Bellingham resident and graduate in Photography from the Rochester Institute of Technology, Mark has published in Garden Design, Sunset, Horticulture, … Continue reading

Now Recruiting for 2015 Master Gardener Training!

– from Pegi Groundwater — Would you like to be a WSU Master Gardener volunteer? Are you interested in receiving university-level training in horticulture? If you have the passion, willingness, and commitment to serve your community, then come join us! We are currently still receiving applications for our 2015 Master … Continue reading