Stamets joins Ag Summit as featured speaker

Paul Stamets   - Contributed photo
Paul Stamets
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The San Juan Islands Agricultural Summit offers an opportunity for new and seasoned farmers, local food supporters, businesses that source local foods, and agricultural organizations to gather for workshops, panels, and roundtable discussions.

The Summit, sponsored by the San Juan County Agricultural Resources Committee, will be a forum where agricultural supporters can share knowledge and help create meaningful change for the broader agricultural community in the islands.

A full-day event, the summit gets under way March 16 at 7:30 a.m. at Friday Harbor Middle School, and runs until 9 p.m., concluding with a social hour and contra dance at the Grange Hall in Friday Harbor.

Tickets are $50 in advance and $55 at the door.

Keynote speaker is Paul Stamets, author, visionary and an internationally renowned mycologist.

Workshop topics include creating a GMO-free seed producers co-op, leasing farmland, beekeeping, growing mushrooms, and more. Candidates for County Council are also expected to be on hand.

For info, 360-370-7664 or email


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