Upcoming Classes & Events

Upcoming Classes & Events

February 7th: Value-Added Producer Grant (VAPG) Workshop. We are partnering with the USDA’s Rural Development Office to offer a workshop for producers interested in preparing a grant application to the VAPG program. The workshop is free and open to farmers, but RSVP’s are required. 11-2pm, Pateros, Howard’s on the River Event Center.

Tracking class

February 9th: Winter Tracking with Nate Bacon - 8:30am-12:30pm, $45. Explore the winter landscape of the Methow Valley with professional wildlife tracker and educator Nate Bacon. Learn how to identify and interpret wildlife tracks and signs so that you can connect with the hidden lives of the creatures that share this land with us! Snowshoes and good fitness are necessary. Registration is required and space is limited. Contact us at (509) 996-2870 or email us to reserve your spot.

Feb. 20th: Big Valley Owling Adventure Round 2, 7 - 8:30pm, We’ll walk the Big Valley loop looking and listening for owls! To sign up, email us or call (509) 996–2870. Free. Full with a waitlist!


February 23rd: Successful Composting in the Apple Maggot Quarantine. We are thrilled to partner with the Okanogan WSU Master Gardeners, to offer a workshop on the finer points of back-yard composting for those wondering how to properly dispose of yard and household waste under new the apple maggot quarantine. TwispWorks “YourSpace” building, 12p-3pm. Free and open to all, but please RSVP to natasha.r.moffitt@wsu.edu or (509) 422-7239.

First Tuesday: March 5: Citizen with Ryan T. Bell at The Winthrop Barn. Doors Open at 6:30pm, Presentation is from 7-8pm. Free. Local resident Ryan T. Bell is an award-winning photographer and feature writer who works in the American West, Russia, and the Steppes of Eurasia. He has written for National Geographic, Town & Country, Outside Magazine, Men's Journal, VICE, Bloomberg, and others. In 2015 - 2016, Ryan served as a Fulbright-National Geographic Storytelling Fellow in Russia and Kazakhstan. He will share with us his experiences and process of working in these remote landscapes and uncovering the common culture that connects all people who are defined by the place they call home.

Mouse tracks in snow

March 9th: Winter Tracking and Trailing with Nate Bacon - 8:30am - 3:30pm, $65. Explore the winter landscape of the Methow Valley with a professional wildlife tracker and educator. This full day course will cover tracking the behavior and ecology of wildlife as well as touching on winter tracking techniques. This will be a long day in winter weather and so snowshoes and good fitness are absolutely necessary. Registration is necessary and space is limited to 10. Contact us at 996-2870 or email us to reserve your spot.

March 20th: Evening Equinox Adventure 7:30-9 pm, Free. Location: TBA Join us for a snowshoe or walk under the bright full moon to welcome the formal first day of spring and enjoy the wonders of our natural world at night. The March full moon is considered to be a Super Moon because the Moon is near its closest distance to the Earth along its elliptical orbit--in other words, extra bright for nighttime nature walks! For more information on this astronomical phenomenon visit this link. Registration is necessary and space is limited to 20. Contact us at 996-2870 or email us to reserve your spot.

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