After a 1-year hiatus caused by Covid-related shutdowns, the Whatcom Farm Circle was back earlier this month as an in-person event. Over the course of 3 days, 293 students visited a series of 7 exhibits to learn about dairy, berry, and potato farms, along with work that farmers and others do to protect riparian habitats and the ecosystem services that farms provide, plus what it takes to transport and store/preserve food to get it from the farm to the table.
For the first time this year, the Farm Circle also included the new Farming for Life Exhibit at the Northwest Washington Fairgrounds, where the event is hosted annually.
Farm Circle has been providing educational experiences for students in Whatcom County for 5 years, and has reached over 3,000 students. You can check out a virtual, interactive version of Farm Circle here: https://whatcomfamilyfarmers.org/farmcircle/