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Local Adventures: Trillium Community Forest Raven Loop

From our farm, we look across at the Trillium Community Forest’s ridge (and above that floats the Olympic Mountains) on the south end of Whidbey Island. The Trillium Community Forest is a free to use protected land, that is slowly being returned to a healthy forest. In the coming decade it will return to what… Continue reading Local Adventures: Trillium Community Forest Raven Loop

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Local Adventures: Fort Casey State Park

Fort Casey State Park sits in Central Whidbey Island, just past Coupeville, Washington. It is part of a three base layout, in the old days the hope it could protect the Strait of San Juan de Fuca (the Salish Sea). Admiralty Inlet on Whidbey Island was considered so strategic to the defense of Puget Sound… Continue reading Local Adventures: Fort Casey State Park

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Local Adventures: Meerkkerk Gardens

Meerkerk Gardens is a private oasis open to the public, in the heart of Whidbey Island. It sits south of the (very) tiny village of Greenbank. The first time I passed the gardens, I was 16. That was a very long time ago. I lived on the far Northern end of Whidbey Island then, and so it… Continue reading Local Adventures: Meerkkerk Gardens

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Local Adventures: The Westling Loop

The south end of Whidbey Island is mostly rural, yet it boasts an amazing park, the South Whidbey Community Park, that sits on a vast swath of forested land. It is known by locals as Castle Park, due to the children’s playground that is full of castle tops. To find the Westling Loop, once you… Continue reading Local Adventures: The Westling Loop

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Local Adventures: Hiking The Trails At Greenbank Farm

The first time I moved to Whidbey Island it was 1989. I left. I came back. Left. And came back. That time I spent 9 years. I left for 15 years. This past year, as Kirk and I spent months searching for land to call home and homestead on, we came back to the island.… Continue reading Local Adventures: Hiking The Trails At Greenbank Farm