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December 2021

Mushrooms of the PNW – Sustaining People and Soils

December 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Zoom Live Video Meeting
Free
Daniel Winkler

PLEASE REGISTER FOR THIS LIVE VIDEO EVENT: https://wcls.libcal.com/event/8424879 You will be emailed a link to the Zoom meeting on the day of the event.   Mushrooms grow in abundance in Washington state nearly year around. Some are poisonous, many of no culinary value, many are edible, and a select group is some of the best food to enjoy. The Pacific Northwest is the region richest in edible mushroom in the Western hemisphere. Our choice edible mushrooms such as morels, chanterelles,…

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Botany of the Pacific Northwest

December 11 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Zoom Live Video Meeting
Free
Broadleaf Lupine

PLEASE REGISTER FOR THIS LIVE VIDEO EVENT: https://wcls.libcal.com/event/8358141 You will be emailed a link to the Zoom meeting on the day of the event. Whether your goal is to sustainably harvest edible plants, build pollinator friendly gardens, or simply explore your local ecology, learning basic plant identification is just the place to start! There are over 3,000 native plant species in Washington state yet many people can’t tell a fir from a hemlock or a calyx from a corolla. This…

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January 2022

Climate Fiction and Climate Change Literature

January 22, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Zoom Live Video Meeting
Free

PLEASE REGISTER FOR THIS LIVE VIDEO EVENT: https://wcls.libcal.com/event/8358179 You will be emailed a link to the Zoom meeting on the day of the event. In this presentation, professor Stephen Siperstein will explore how climate change literature, and particularly climate change fiction (also known as cli-fi), can be a source of radical hope in our burning world. Specifically, in creating a space for empathy, imagination, and even beauty, literature about climate change provides roots and routes: roots to understand the past…

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Wood Songs

January 27, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Zoom Live Video Meeting
Free
Devin Champlin by Joseph Vidrine freelancecajun

PLEASE REGISTER FOR THIS LIVE VIDEO EVENT: https://wcls.libcal.com/event/8258868 You will be emailed a link to the Zoom meeting on the day of the event. Local luthier Devin Champlin discusses musical instrument making and the treasured woods that are used in the craft.

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Tapping Bigleaf Maples for Syrup: How the Impossible Became Possible

January 29, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
To Be Announced
Free
Neil's Bigleaf Maple Syrup. Tapped on the West Coast.

PLEASE REGISTER FOR THIS IN-PERSON EVENT: https://wcls.libcal.com/event/8427061 Some of the rarest and tastiest maple syrup is tapped right in our County — sustainably! Hear this Acme farm's history — and future plans — from owner Neil McLeod and others during an intriguing on-site site tour. Sample tastings included! Pre-registration required; space is limited.

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February 2022

Rena Priest – Poet Laureate

February 3, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Zoom Live Video Meeting
Free
Rena Priest

PLEASE REGISTER FOR THIS LIVE VIDEO EVENT: https://wcls.libcal.com/event/8358191 You will be emailed a link to the Zoom meeting on the day of the event. Join Washington State Poet Laureate Rena Priest for a poetry reading focused on the themes in this year's Whatcom Reads selection, Greenwood.

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Intersectional Environmentalism: The Key to Fighting Racism and Climate Change

February 10, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Zoom Live Video Meeting
Free
Emily Pinkney

PLEASE REGISTER FOR THIS LIVE VIDEO EVENT: https://wcls.libcal.com/event/8414465 You will be emailed a link to the Zoom meeting on the day of the event. Communities of color and low-income communities have carried the heaviest burden of environmental injustice, but the environmental movement has excluded these communities from the conversation—from science policy to outdoor recreation. Environmentalism is white and some of the outcomes have been white supremacist in nature and symptomatic to the greater root cause. To combat the racism embedded…

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Introduction to Forest Bathing

February 12, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

PLEASE REGISTER FOR THIS IN-PERSON EVENT: https://wcls.libcal.com/event/8423555 Join April Claxton, Among the Trees pnw, for an intro to Forest Bathing. This is a slow walk with guided exercises using our sense to connect to the forest. Most of our time together will be spent in silence. Event details will be sent to registered participants.

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A Million More Trees for Whatcom County? YES!

February 17, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Zoom Live Video Meeting
Free
Whatcom Million Trees Project

PLEASE REGISTER FOR THIS LIVE VIDEO EVENT: https://wcls.libcal.com/event/8427104 You will be emailed a link to the Zoom meeting on the day of the event. Learn the why, who, what, and where and how of Whatcom Million Trees Project exciting initiatives in the County to plant one-million trees over the next five years. An interactive Q&A webinar with Executive Director Michael Feerer.

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Introduction to Forest Bathing

February 19, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

PLEASE REGISTER FOR THIS IN-PERSON EVENT: https://wcls.libcal.com/event/8423562 Join April Claxton, Among the Trees pnw, for an intro to Forest Bathing. This is a slow walk with guided exercises using our sense to connect to the forest. Most of our time together will be spent in silence. Event details will be sent to registered participants.

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The Woodstock Farm Story — and its Fruitful Future

February 24, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Zoom Live Video Meeting
Free
Ariel view of Woodstock Farm

PLEASE REGISTER FOR THIS LIVE VIDEO EVENT: https://wcls.libcal.com/event/8427074 You will be emailed a link to the Zoom meeting on the day of the event. Discover the storied history of this wonderful 16-acre City waterfront park near the Chuckanuts, and its orchard planting in-progress that will enhance local food resiliency while keeping the historic character of this special site.

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