Entrepreneurs often use their local farmers markets as their first entry into the marketplace – with a low barrier to entry, new farmers and food entrepreneurs can start small and showcase new products. As we celebrate National Farmers Market Week, August 4-10, take the time to visit your local farmers market. Your support helps stimulate your local economy and generate jobs for your community.

Find your nearest farmers market 

The Greater Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce is holding a Business Expo Wednesday September 12, 2018 between 4 and 7 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Bakersfield, 3100 Camino Del Rio Ct.  We will have a booth to answer questions and explain what we do. We hope to see you there!

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Every Year California Living Museum (CALM) puts up around 3 million lights and displays beginning December 1st and extends through January 6th from 5:30-9.

Visit http://calmzoo.org/ for more information!

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April 22, 2018, is the 48th anniversary of EARTH DAY!!

What is Earth Day anyway? It’s a celebration for appreciation of our dependence upon the earth and its environment- air, soils, water, plants and wildlife. We, humans the environment, are all interdependent upon each.

So, do something for the Earth, if only one little thing, if only for a day:

  • Plant a tree
  • Plant a native plant,…. or plant anything
  • Take a short shower
  • Don’t smoke a cigarette
  • Get your vehicle tuned up
  • Take your used motor oil to be recycled
  • Teach your children to recycle
  • Don’t throw trash on the ground
  • Pick up someone else’s trash?!

If you can do it once, try doing it more often! Celebrate our interdependence with care and support.

Nature Notes

Owl Nest Boxes and Information

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife

Sialis – Nestbox Specifications

The Cornell Lab of Ornithology: Where to place nest boxes