FOOD AND FARMING BUSINESS CONFERENCE: The NW Washington Farm-to-Table Trade Meeting will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, at Bellingham Technical College.
The event brings together 180-plus farmers, fishermen, food artisans, restaurants, grocers, and others interested in sourcing local ingredients or selling local food.
Cost: $45 for Sustainable Connections members, $55 for nonmembers. General admission: $60 for Sustainable Connections members, $70 for nonmembers. sustainableconnections.org/events.
POLLINATORS AND HOW WE CAN SUPPORT THEM: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, Island County Multi-Purpose Center, 141 N. East Camano Drive, Camano Island. Dr. Jennifer Short, a veterinarian, will discuss the current challenges for bees, forage support, and toxin control. Free. camanowildlifehabitat.org.
GROW YOUR GROCERIES: Join a 12-part series on all aspects of home gardening for food production at WSU Skagit County Extension, 11768 Westar Lane, Burlington. Classes are from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, through April 30. $15 per class. extension.wsu.edu/skagit.
AT CHRISTIANSON’S: Christianson’s Nursery, 15806 Best Road, Mount Vernon, hosts numerous activities. christiansonsnursery.com. RSVP: 360-466-3821, 800-585-8200 or at the nursery.
n Pruning Fruit Trees: 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 9. $8.
n Bonsai — Extraordinary Rituals: 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9. $8.
n Growing Giant Vegetables: 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 16. $8.
n Pruning for Aesthetics: 11 a.m. Saturday, March 9. $8.
n Growing Great Roses: 1 p.m. Saturday, March 9. $8.
n Designing a Four-Season Hummingbird Garden: 11 a.m. Saturday, March 16. $8.
n Starting, Planting and Staking Dahlias Made Easy: 1 a.m. Saturday, March 23. $8.
n Perfect Peonies: 11 a.m. Saturday, March 30. $8.