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|Green Home Tours and Talks - June 03, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm Now is the time to make your home healthier, more efficient, and more comfortable. Not sure where to start? Join us for the return of our Green Home Tours & Talks (live and in person for 2023!). Learn through home tours, workshops, and local experts who can help make magic happen.|
|Growers' Field Day - June 04, 9:00 am - 12:30 pm What will it take to build an organic fruit market west of the Cascades, and what’s on the horizon for organic management across orchards and...|
|Climate Action Book Club: Afterglow - June 15, 8:00 am - 9:00 am This June, we will be discussing the anthology Afterglow: Climate Fiction for Future Ancestors. This Climate Action Book Club is happening both in person and virtually!...|
|September Eat Local Month - September 01 - September 30, multiple days or times Join us for a month-long celebration of local food and those who grow, raise, fish, make, and cook it to share with us! All month long we’ll be highlighting opportunities to meet your chef, farmer, fisher, and grocer and experience the unique flavors of our region.|
|Whatcom County Farm Tour - September 16, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm Join Sustainable Connections during September Eat Local Month for the Whatcom County Farm Tour on Saturday, September 16th, 2023 from 10:00 AM-4:00 PM! Each farm location...|
BUILDING COMMUNITIES & STRENGTHENING OUR ECONOMY
A New Economic Model
“The northern Washington town of Bellingham may be the epicenter of a new economic model for a post-consumerist economy, producing goods and services focused on what surrounding communities need and can sustain.”
-NPR Marketplace, interview with Sustainable Connections
A Local Living Economy
Choosing local retailers creates jobs and community. Hear from a variety of local entrepreneurs who call Bellingham home and learn why they choose to live and love local.
Bellingham Farmers Market: 30+ Years of Local Market Magic
The Bellingham Farmers Market is a beloved local destination where community comes together to uplift and support local farmers, makers, and food businesses. Having just celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2022, the market is now looking forward and dreaming about how...
Mariposa Farm & The Gifts of Community
Located in Everson WA, Mariposa Farm grows organic produce and berries under the care and expertise of Joaquin and Lis Lopez. They share their harvests at farmers markets, stores, food banks, and through their CSA (Community Supported Agriculture). Above all, the food...
Grace Harbor Farms: How the “Microbrewery of Dairy” Feeds the Next Generation
Located in Custer WA, Grace Harbor Farms is a family farm that is known and beloved for their all-natural cream top milk, yogurt, kefir, cultured buttermilk, and goat milk. The care and passion that they put into their products is a family value passed down through...