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Upcoming Events

September 15, 2014 – January 12, 2015

Quilcene Veggie Gardening Classes

Header Healthy PlantsQUILCENE VEGGIE GARDENING CLASSES

Every Monday at Noon

MGs, Juanita Thomas and Anita McCue invite everyone to join in on their vegetable gardening classes.  These classes take place every Monday at noon until late September!  Head on over to learn some new vegetable gardening tips!

Location: Corner of 101 and Old Church Road, Quilcene (meet at the church)

MG Hours: 1/education; demonstration garden hours can be accrued if you help them prepare the gardens and/or organize lectures.

mastergardenerjefferson@gmail.com

360.379.5610 x 210

Start: September 15, 2014 12:00 pm
End: January 12, 2015 1:00 pm
Venue: Zee Coffee House
Phone: 3607650562
Address:
71 Old Church Road, Quilcene, WA, 98376, United States

September 22, 2014 – January 19, 2015

Quilcene Veggie Gardening Classes

Header Healthy PlantsQUILCENE VEGGIE GARDENING CLASSES

Every Monday at Noon

MGs, Juanita Thomas and Anita McCue invite everyone to join in on their vegetable gardening classes.  These classes take place every Monday at noon until late September!  Head on over to learn some new vegetable gardening tips!

Location: Corner of 101 and Old Church Road, Quilcene (meet at the church)

MG Hours: 1/education; demonstration garden hours can be accrued if you help them prepare the gardens and/or organize lectures.

mastergardenerjefferson@gmail.com

360.379.5610 x 210

Start: September 22, 2014 12:00 pm
End: January 19, 2015 1:00 pm
Venue: Zee Coffee House
Phone: 3607650562
Address:
71 Old Church Road, Quilcene, WA, 98376, United States

September 23, 2014 – December 9, 2014

Sustainable Small-Scale Farming & Ranching 12-week course

During the course, participants are guided in developing a business plan they can use to help finance and guide a new enterprise or expand an existing farm-based business.

Start: September 23, 2014 6:00 pm
End: December 9, 2014 9:00 pm
Venue: WSU Snohomish County Extension Cougar Auditorium
Phone: (425) 338-2400
Address:
600 – 128th St SE, Everett, WA, 98208, United States
Cost: 275.00

September 26, 2014

Food for Thought Feast

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We have only 2 seats left for the “Food for Thought” dinner on Sept. 26th hosted by the WSU Jeff. Co. Staff! Join us for an evening of fun with a menu made exclusively from local ingredients, wine and cider, and including a talk by Dr. Laura Lewis.

Hurry and call 379-5610 x 200 to find out more!

Start: September 26, 2014 6:00 pm
End: September 26, 2014 9:00 pm
Venue: Chimacum Grange Hall
Phone: 360-732-0015
Address:
9572 Rhody Drive, Chimacum, WA, 98325, United States

September 28, 2014

Farmstead Cheese Making

81137ccb-2c82-47b6-ad33-9a335bf54940Farmstead Cheese Making Class

Explore and learn about Farmstead Cheese Making.  Participants will work in the entire process from milk to cheese.  Basics in dairy animal management, hand milking and fresh cheese making techniques will be taught in a hands-on manner.  All students will leave with their own home made cheese.

September 28th  :: Marrowstone Island, Wa. :: 9 am- 4 pm :: Ages-Adult :: $90+$15 material fee :: Instructor Rachael VanLaanen ::CedarRoot Folk School

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Start: September 28, 2014 9:00 am
End: September 28, 2014 4:00 pm
Venue: CedarRoot Folk School
Address:
7082 Flagler Road, Nordland, WA, 98358, United States
Cost: 105

September 29, 2014 – January 26, 2015

Quilcene Veggie Gardening Classes

Header Healthy PlantsQUILCENE VEGGIE GARDENING CLASSES

Every Monday at Noon

MGs, Juanita Thomas and Anita McCue invite everyone to join in on their vegetable gardening classes.  These classes take place every Monday at noon until late September!  Head on over to learn some new vegetable gardening tips!

Location: Corner of 101 and Old Church Road, Quilcene (meet at the church)

MG Hours: 1/education; demonstration garden hours can be accrued if you help them prepare the gardens and/or organize lectures.

mastergardenerjefferson@gmail.com

360.379.5610 x 210

Start: September 29, 2014 12:00 pm
End: January 26, 2015 1:00 pm
Venue: Zee Coffee House
Phone: 3607650562
Address:
71 Old Church Road, Quilcene, WA, 98376, United States

October 5, 2014

Michael McPhaden – El Niño: World Weather

Michael_J_McPhadenSunday, October 5, 2014

Fort Worden Room 204

$10 admission ($5 PTMSC members)

Michael McPhaden
NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Lab
The changing rhythm of the seasons brings warm sunny summers and cool, wet winters to the Pacific Northwest. But nature’s script changes from one year to the next so that no two winters or summers are exactly alike. Sometimes these year-to-year differences simply reflect the chaotic nature of the atmosphere. But variations in the climate system, the most prominent of which is El Niño, can also influence seasonal weather patterns in the Northwest and elsewhere.El Niño was first described over a hundred years ago as a warm southward flowing current along the west coast of South America. Peruvian fisherman gave this current the name “El Niño” after the Christ child because it first appeared around Christmastime.
We now know that El Niño’s unusually warm waters extend across nearly the entire tropical Pacific basin and that feedbacks from the ocean to the overlying atmosphere can produce dramatic changes in weather patterns around the world. Together with its companion La Niña, characterized by periods of unusually cold tropical Pacific waters, these two phenomena comprise the strongest year-to-year fluctuation of the climate system on the planet. This presentation will describe what causes El Niño and La Niña, how they affect our weather, how we measure and predict them, and how they may change in the futuregas concentrations in the atmosphere.
Michael McPhaden is the driving force behind the world’s largest scientific detector, the “TAO” array of deep-sea instrument moorings that span ¼ of the Earth’s circumference, across the equatorial Pacific Ocean. The TAO array has illuminated global climate, through the dramatic and readily felt impact el Niño phenomenon, which is an oscillation of tropical ocean and atmosphere working intimately together. Warm and cold episodes of the tropical Pacific are transmitted across the globe in an atmospheric ‘bridge’; they rapidly alter temperature, rainfall as far away as North America, Africa, Antarctica and Greenland.  el Niño signals its activity in the Pacific Northwest through both atmosphere and ocean pathways, and with related climate variations like the ‘Pacific Decadal Oscillation’ lead to dislocation of fisheries as well as weather. McPhaden has found evidence that el Niño activity is increasing with global warming.
McPhaden is Senior Scientist at NOAA’s Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory in Seattle, and an Affiliate Professor at University of Washington. He is an author of some 300 scientific papers, and has mentored many successful graduate Ph.D. students.  He also recently served as President of the American Geophysical Union (AGU), a 62,000 member body which represents many facets of oceanography and earth sciences. Among a long list of honors, he has received the Fridjof Nansen Award of the European Geophysical Society, the Presidential Rank Award for Meritorious Federal Service, AGU’s Sverdrup Lecturer Award and American Meteorological Society’s Walter Orr Roberts Lecturer Award and has been elected Fellow of many of these organizations.
Start: October 5, 2014 4:00 pm
End: October 5, 2014 6:00 pm
Venue: Fort Worden Room 204
Address:
200 Battery Way, Port Townsend, WA, 98368, United States

October 7, 2014

Ocean Health Community Forum

Header BW HandsOctober 7, 2014 - Ocean Health Forum. 6:30pm-8:00pm, Northwest Maritime Center, Port Townsend, WA. Free public event. Sponsored by the Northwest Straits Commission and the Jefferson MRC.

Start: October 7, 2014 6:30 pm
End: October 7, 2014 8:00 pm
Venue: Northwest Maritime Center
Address:
431 Water Street, Port Townsend, WA, 98368, United States

October 10, 2014

Master Gardener David Deardorff Plant Diagnosics

Save the Date!

David Deardorff is coming to Skagit County for a Master Gardener Advanced Diagnostics workshop, Friday, October 10, 2014, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, at WSU-NWREC, Sakuma Auditorium, 16650 Washington 536, Mt Vernon WA 98273. For more information, a place to ask questions about the event, and to order tickets, visitwww.brownpapertickets.com, What’s Wrong With My Plant.

Start: October 10, 2014 8:30 am
End: October 10, 2014 4:30 pm
Venue: WSU NWREC
Address:
16650 State Route 536, Mount Vernon, WA, 98273, United States

October 11, 2014

Home Hard Cider Making Class

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This workshop provides a history and overview of hard cider styles and production, and instruction in basic principles of apple selection, pressing, fermentation, aging and bottling. Aside from getting a “behind the scenes” glimpse into Finnriver Farm’s cider making facility, students will press apples and take home a 1 gallon jug of fermenting hard cider at the end of the day.  Students are welcome to bring their own apples (15 pounds minimum) or purchase from Finnriver. Students must be 21 years and older to participate.

October 11th :: Finnriver Farm near Port Townsend :: 9 am- 4 pm :: Ages- Adults only :: $130 + 15 material fee :: Instructor Andrew Byers 

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Start: October 11, 2014 9:00 am
End: October 11, 2014 4:00 pm
Venue: Finnriver Farm & Cidery
Phone: 732-4337
Address:
62 Barnswallow Road, Chimacum, WA, 98325, United States
Cost: 145
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