Farm to Table Trails

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Green Home Tours & Talks

NEW pop-up format for 2024!

Coffee Crawl

Experience Bellingham & Whatcom County’s coffee culture this summer

We advance a regenerative local economy that builds community, strengthens food systems, catalyzes climate solutions, and expands access to housing in NW Washington.

Coffee Crawl
Coffee Crawl
August 01 - August 31, multiple days or times
Experience the vibrant coffee culture that Whatcom County has to offer!  The Coffee Crawl is a digital passport program designed to percolate the senses and support locally owned businesses...
Lynden Powerhaus Tour
Lynden Powerhaus Tour at Lynden Powerhaus, Lynden WA
August 06, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Tour this multi-family home with aging-in-place features. It will receive the DOE Zero Energy Ready Home, ENERGY STAR, and EPA Indoor airPLUS certifications, and is anticipated to receive Built Green 5-star certification while being capable of running completely off the grid for weeks.
The Soundview Home
The Soundview Home at The Soundview Home, Bellingham WA
August 19, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Tour this home demonstrates flawless integration of high-performance building technologies, innovative green building techniques, and modern design. Throughout the design process, the team was committed to enduring design, high-quality finishes and elevating the natural beauty of the surroundings
Silver Residence
Silver Residence at The Soundview Home, Bellingham WA
August 24, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tour this home demonstrates flawless integration of high-performance building technologies, innovative green building techniques, and modern design. Throughout the design process, the team was committed to enduring design, high-quality finishes and elevating the natural beauty of the surroundings
September Eat Local Month
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
Whatcom County Farm Tour
September 14, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
This self-guided event is FREE for all ages! Each of the locations will offer a unique opportunity to meet the folks who grow and raise our food and learn more about how that food makes it from the farm to our plate.
Viewcrest
Viewcrest
September 26, multiple days or times
Tour this 3,300 sq ft home intentionally designed to reduce building material, operate with efficient mechanical systems, and meet the highest standards of building performance.
Day on the Bay
Day on the Bay
September 28, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Join us, Saturday, September 28th from 10am-4pm for a Day on the Bay to learn about Bellingham’s rich maritime culture, fishing industry, and business community on Bellingham Bay.

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.

Local Champions

Find Your Adventure on the Farm to Table Trails

Find Your Adventure on the Farm to Table Trails

Northern Whatcom County offers gorgeous vistas, delicious berries, and fun for the whole family. Not to mention, it’s a whole lot more peaceful than bustling Bellingham! The Farm to Table Trails are an exciting way to explore this region.   Start your day at Barbie’s...

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