The Corner Chronicle
Chimacum, Washington, Tuesday October 16, 2018

Archive for the ‘Community’ Category

Building Back our Agricultural Community
September 22nd, 2011 by Katy McCoy

By Katy McCoy (as reprinted from the PT Leader)

The grocery store as a community center? That’s one thing Malcolm Dorn, Phil Vogelzang and I envisioned in November, 2010, when we opened Chimacum Corner Farmstand, a new local “FOOD FROM HERE” grocery located at the confluence of Chimacum’s two rich agricultural valleys, Center and Beaver.  “It’s always struck me that grocery stores are natural community centers” said Phil. “Food is the original glue that held societies together. How well they managed that food supply determined their ability to survive years of famine and pestilence.”

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September in the Community Garden…
September 1st, 2011 by Katy McCoy
photo of Mark Fissler's heron sculpture by the community garden

By Wendie Dyson

Free Master Gardener Workshops plus Join us Oct 1 to Build a Community Greenhouse plus Where did the heron fly in from?

The free Master Gardener workshop series continues into September at the Chimacum Corner Garden.  Join Erica Iseminger on Sunday, September 11 from 10 am- noon in this hands-on class dividing the perennial herbs at the Corner Garden.  Dorian Curry’s workshop on soil building has been changed to Wed, Sept 21, from 6 – 7 pm.

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Win Big Prizes in Tri-Area’s Oct. Scavenger Hunt!
September 1st, 2011 by Katy McCoy
drawing of scavenger hunt map

By Wendie Dyson


On Saturday, October 8th, the Chimacum Corner Garden will be hosting a scavenger hunt focused on local food, farming and the history of the greater Tri-Area communities. Starting at the Corner Garden, hunters will head out to local farms, restaurants, businesses and community organizations throughout the greater Tri-Area

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Businesses Asked to Join in Scavenger Hunt!
August 9th, 2011 by Katy McCoy
drawing of scavenger hunt map

by Wendie Dyson

Calling all local businesses and organizations to participate in the upcoming Greater Tri-Area Scavenger Hunt!  On Saturday, October 8, 2011, the Chimacum Corner Garden will be hosting a fun, family-friendly scavenger hunt that will bring our community together around local food, farming and the history of our Greater Tri-Area community (Chimacum, Pt Hadlock, Irondale, Quilcene, Marrowstone and everything in-between!).  Starting at the Corner Garden, friends and neighbors will visit participating businesses and organizations in their hunt to find as many items on the list as possible.

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Community Garden Update
July 30th, 2011 by Katy McCoy
photo of children petting goats in the Community Garden

by Wendie Dyson

What is the vision of the Chimacum Corner Community Garden? Our vision is to create a vibrant, outdoor community gathering space and classroom where people can connect to each other, the land, and their food. And, this vision is becoming real!

On June 14, 2011, a class of 25 Chimacum Elementary School students plus five adults

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Chimacum Farmers Market Every Sunday, 10-2
July 4th, 2011 by Katy McCoy

And the stands are stacked higher each week with produce… Don’t miss out. What a great way to check in with the community, catch up with friends, listen to music, and stock your kitchen all at the same time. While you’re at it, treat yourself to a tamale, a bagel sandwich, a chocolate eclair, or heck, why not all of the above?  The market is located on the grounds of our store at the only 4-way stop in town!  9122 Rhody Drive.

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Phil Ponders the Meaning of “Interdependence”
June 29th, 2011 by Katy McCoy

Image of text requesting op-ed submissions from the communityBy Phil Vogelzang

“When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.” – John Muir

Independence and dependence. These are terms we all understand. When a child is born, she is dependent. Upon her parents, family and everyone around her…. for everything. Food, shelter, clothing – all of it. But as the child matures, independence becomes the order of the day. Like a salmon swimming upstream, the child resists limitations, chafes at the rules and generally swims against the current. Wanting to do everything on ones own, like walking, riding a bike, dressing, reading, running, driving a car. It’s all about independence.

This drive for independence continues well into adulthood, but slowly another dynamic takes over.

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Corner Backs the Winning Team!
June 14th, 2011 by Katy McCoy

Post #16 by Katy McCoy

It was a close game, but the CHS Alumni squeaked out a win over the CHS soccer team Sunday, June 12th.  Both teams played impressively well — the final score was 5 to 4.  This was the first year for such a match-up, but Kevin Coate, the CHS soccer coach, hopes now to make this an annual event.  When Kevin asked the Corner if we would consider sponsoring the alumni team, we thought “why not?”.  After all… “Keepin’ it Local”… “Rootin’ for the Hometeam” — That’s ultimately what we’re about.  GO COWBOYS!  GO CHIMACUM!

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Malcolm Thinks Wendell Berry Gets it Right
June 3rd, 2011 by Katy McCoy

Image of text requesting op-ed submissions from the communityBy Malcolm Dorn

I got to hear Wendell Berry speak in Seattle a week ago. He is always inspiring and thought-provoking around agriculture and culture issues.  When asked if there was one thing he could do to make the world a better place, he replied, “Eliminate volume discounts!” He then went on to explain how the WalMarts and Costcos are decimating our local economies and communities. Volume discounts force suppliers (and farmers, too) to “get big or get out”, in the name of cheap food. But the corporatization of agriculture and the commoditization of food has costs we are not paying when we shop at Costco. When we buy cheap food, we are running up a big bill out in the future that is coming due…Soil erosion, dependence on fossil fuels, global warming, destruction of our local economies and rural cultures, to name a few.

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Katy Urges the Writer in You to SPEAK UP!
May 31st, 2011 by Katy McCoy

by Katy McCoy

Gosh, I wish there were something more interesting for you to read here, but no one has sent me an OP-ED piece.  This is your long awaited chance to be heard – to persuade others of your inherent “rightness”.  I and the rest of the community eagerly await your, yes your, missive!