So You Want to Start a Farm?

*Update* Recorded video of this session and links to all of the recorded presentations. StartUp Washington, a website for those looking to start their own business created by the Washington State Department of Commerce, is offering a free online panel discussion on November 17 on what you need to know if you are thinking about […]

Agroforestry Options for Small Farms

Carrie Brausieck, Resource Planner for the Snohomish County Conservation District discussed agroforestry options for small farms at the November 2020 presentation of the Whidbey Island Growers Association. She was joined by Kyle Flack of Bell’s Farm who shared some of the agroforestry practices they are incorporating at their farm. You can view the recording below. For […]

Award Information and Nomination Criteria for the Jan Holmes Island County Coastal Volunteer of the Year – 2021

Coastal Volunteer of the Year Award Nominations Now Being Accepted The Island County Marine Resources Committee (MRC), Sound Water Stewards (SWS), and Washington State University (WSU) Extension Island County are pleased to announce the call for nominations for the 2021 Jan Holmes Island County Coastal Volunteer of the Year Award. This award is open to […]

Junior Master Gardener Program

Learn, Grow, Eat, and Go!  Hey kids in grades 3-5! Join us for our free, weekly Junior Master Gardener Class! Learn, Grow, Eat & GO! (LGEG) is the research & evidence-based curriculum project of the Junior Master Gardener® Program that combines academic achievement, gardening, nutrient-dense food experiences, physical activity, & school & family engagement. Created […]

Island County Solid Waste News Updates

3-27-2020 All Solid Waste and Recycle facilities are open for normal hours.  These hours are available on their website and listed below. Coupeville Solid Waste Complex:  Open daily 9:30-5:00 Bayview Solid Waste Dropbox & Recycle Park:  Open Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Wednesday 9:30-5:00 North Whidbey Solid Waste Dropbox & Recycle Park:  Open Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday 9:30-5:00 […]