Photo by Sue Misao

Photo by Sue Misao

Order spring plants

Thinking about spring planting? You can pre-order plants now through the Okanogan Conservation District’s annual native plant sale. Orders will be taken through February for delivery in April. For more information and to view the district’s newsletter featuring details about the plant sale, visit, or call (509) 422-0855 ext. 100.


Okanogan Harvest Fest

A pet parade, barbecue cook-off, co-ed softball tourney, kids games and activities and a road race for runners will be part of the festivities on Saturday (Oct. 5) at the Okanogan Harvest Festival in downtown Okanogan. Events start at 9 a.m. and continue until 3 p.m. To register as a barbecue competitor or for other information, email or visit


Conservancy events

• The dry-cured sausage-making class originally scheduled for September has been rescheduled for Oct. 12, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m., and some space is available. Cost is $35 including materials; participants need to bring a cutting board, a sharp knife and a mixing bowl.

• A few spots are left in the wildlife track and sign certification class scheduled for Oct. 19 and 20, all day each day, led by professional wildlife tracker, naturalist and educator David Moskowitz. Cost is $185.

To register or for more information, contact Mary at 996-2870 or email


Small farm conference

Farmers from eastern Washington and northern Idaho are invited to attend the third annual Inland Northwest Small Farms Conference on Oct. 19 in Spokane. The Spokane Conservation District and Washington State University Extension will host the conference, whose theme is “Country Living with Purpose and Profitability.” The aim of the conference is to organize area farmers to take advantage of the burgeoning local food market. For more information and to register for the conference, visit or call the Spokane Conservation District at (509) 535-7274.