FOOD AND FARMING CONFERENCE: Sustainable Connections invites all food businesses, artisans and growers to the NW Washington Farm-to-Table Trade Meeting from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, at Bellingham Technical College.

The meeting brings together 180-plus farmers, fishermen, food artisans, restaurants, grocers and others interested in sourcing local ingredients or selling local food.

Early bird ticket registration ends Friday, Jan. 18, and is $45 for Sustainable Connections members and $55 for non-members $55.

General admission prices for Sustainable Connections members is $60, non-members $70. More information at


HOUSE PLANTS: The Skyline Garden Club presents “Indoor Gardening with Unusual House Plants” at 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 21, at Christianson’s Nursery. Presentation begins at 1:30 p.m. at the Skyline Beach Club building, 6041 Sands Way, Anacortes. Cost is $5 for non-members. All welcome. 615-430-5437.


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 from Feb. 5 to April 30. $15 per class of $130 for the series.

AT CHARLEY’S: Charley’s Greenhouse, 17979 Highway 536, Mount Vernon. RSVP: 800-322-4707 or

AT CHRISTIANSON’S: Christianson’s Nursery, 15806 Best Road, Mount Vernon,, hosts numerous activities. RSVP: 360-466-3821, 800-585-8200 or at the nursery.

AT AZUSA: Azusa Farm & Gardens, 14904 Highway 20, Mount Vernon. or 360-424-1580. RSVP or at the garden center. More information at

AT THE CO-OP: Skagit Valley Food Co-op, 202 S. First St., Mount Vernon, hosts numerous workshops. RSVP at the store or 360-336-5087, ext. 136.

— Submit home and garden information in the Events Calendar at or to or call 360-416-2155.

— Submit home and garden information in the Events Calendar at or to or call 360-416-2155.

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