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Stories about Local Champions

The Local Champions Blog highlights some of the amazing work our community accomplishes and motivates us all to work better together. We are lucky to work with so many champions who are a model for positive behavior change and influence us to go the extra mile. Our local champions are building connections within the community every day. Filter our stories by categories listed below or browse them all. We hope you’re inspired by the local champions in our community, too! 

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Whatcom Food System Plan Envisions an Equitable and Resilient Future

Whatcom Food System Plan Envisions an Equitable and Resilient Future

Whatcom County is home to rich and abundant ecosystems, a passionate food and farming community, and engaged citizens. Why, then, do so many people in the local food system still struggle to grow, raise, access, and afford healthy and nutritious food? Why, and how,...

Top Food & Farming Business Conference Returns In-Person

Top Food & Farming Business Conference Returns In-Person

BELLINGHAM, WA, January 19, 2023 – Sustainable Connections invites all food businesses, artisans, and growers to the NW Washington Farm-to-Table Trade Meeting on February 7th, 2023.   The Farm-to-Table Trade Meeting brings together farmers, fishers, food artisans,...

Your Local Guide to Winter Wellness

Your Local Guide to Winter Wellness

Winter is here, and with it come shorter days, colder nights, and the desire to hibernate until spring returns. While it’s tempting to wish the dark season away, it can be a potent time to tend to our wellness - as individuals and as a community. “Self-care” is a term...

Eat Local Year-Round With Ferments

Eat Local Year-Round With Ferments

As we settle into the heart of winter, it’s easy to look out over the fields of Whatcom County and wonder how it’s possible to eat anything seasonally this time of year. Even though the time of unlimited tomatoes has passed, there are still plenty of creative ways to...

Holly’s Meat Pies: Comfort Food for Community

Holly’s Meat Pies: Comfort Food for Community

If you look up “pasty” in the dictionary, you’ll find an entry that reads something like this:  Pasty (pass-tee) n. | Savory hand pie originating in Cornwall England. A hearty meal miners took down to the tin mines. Holly Bevan-Bumford, owner of Holly’s...

10 Ways to Show Your Local Love this Holiday Season

10 Ways to Show Your Local Love this Holiday Season

BELLINGHAM, WA, November 17, 2022 – Join Sustainable Connections and Sasquatch as they share 10 ways to show your local love this holiday season.   1) Attend a local event! This community is bursting with holiday markets and celebrations. Peruse local...