Sunday, April 12, 2009


Left: detail, "World Sources of Food" mosaic by John Garth

The WSU Extension office in Friday Harbor is an invaluable resource for our local farmers, gardeners, and farmers-to-be. Take a look at their pages to see. The San Juan Islands Conservation District is also an incredibly valuable source of help and information - the Agricultural Resources Committee (ARC) of the SJI Conserv. Dist. does so much for and with farmers, (including the Islands Certified Local-ICL program) we don't know how our islands could get by without it.
Please let the County know how important the
ARC is and can be to our local farmers and producers and their customers. To make sure the County keeps the ARC in their budget - contact County Administrator Pete Rose by mail at: 350 Court St #5, Friday Harbor, WA 98250; by phone: (360) 378-3870 or by email at attention: Pete Rose. Ask your local farmer what the ARC does for you, and check the page and see.

We have a new page - Land & Sea Slow Food - Actions You Can Take Now. This is where we will list more detailed news from out of our region that affects us all, and actions you can take right now to help! We will be building this page in the next few weeks and will begin adding more stories and links to keep you informed.
Check the page now to see how you can help tell the board members of MACA (Mid America CropLife Association - virtually all of them big chemical executives) that we don't appreciate their telling Michelle Obama (or any of us) to use pesticides in our gardens, and keep the White House Garden organic!