Jackie Heinricher of Lake Campbell recently drew national attention as the winner of a small business award from Martha Stewart. Heinricher launched a business called “Booshoot” in 1998. In 2004, she and Booshoot senior scientist Randy Burr, “cracked the code” on bamboo tissue culture, enabling Booshoot to supply wholesalers with more than one million plants annually along with already established horticultural offerings. Her accomplishments led to recognition in Stewart’s 2009 “Dreamers Into Doers” program. See Booshoot’s web site (created by How It Works of Anacortes) at http://www.booshootgardens.com/. Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia will award Heinricher with $10,000 to continue pursuing her dream. See video clip at https://www.gardencentermag.com/article/booshoot-jackie-heinricher-honored-martha-stewart/
A fourth generation Skagit County native who was moved kicking and screaming from this island community in 1960. I finally reclaimed an Anacortes address in 1980, and I have been in constant celebration of my return since that time. Many of us who call Anacortes home love Fidalgo Island for its natural assets: among them are rugged beaches, pristine lakes, thousands of acres of forestland and some awesome views of the Skagit Valley and surrounding islands. Another element of my love affair with this community is its people, both natives and immigrants. They will “star” in many of my journal entries.
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