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Helping to Create Edible Yards in Blaine, Washington

Mission: To provide city wide enhancement and beautification on a multitude of levels by

planting food bearing trees, bushes and vines that offer food to residents of Blaine;

local wildlife food and shelter; soil enhancement and water retention.


 Note: NEW workshops are printed in red.


Jan. 12 -6:30pm -       Lummi Island Seed Exchange at The Grange Hall on Lummi Island Come join us for a neighborhood exchange. Group orders from seed catalogs and discussion about "what grows best".


Jan. 14, Wednesday, 4-6pm - Mason Bees - Alternative Pollinators  Kelle Sunter, Inst.Jan. 17, Saturday, 11-1pm

Our bees are in trouble! This workshop will introduce you to native pollinators and how to identify and protect them in your yard. NOW is the time to ORDER Blue Orchard Mason Bees, so we will also discuss how to start a colony in your yard. No charge.


Jan. 28, Wednesday, 4-6pm – Pruning Workshop - George Kaas, Inst.                             Jan. 31, Saturday, 11-1pm                                  Kelle Sunter, Inst.

Feb. 7, Saturday, 11-1pm                                            George Kaas, Inst.

It's a great time to START pruning. We will discuss tools, why prune, decisions necessary (creating an understanding of tree/bush growth habits). Also, creative uses for clippings. We will also discuss overgrown older trees and how to begin getting them back in shape. GRAFTING 101- We will also discuss what is scionwood, harvesting, labeling and storage. Designing a custom fruit orchard!!  No charge.


Jan. 25, Sun. 11-4pm   Bellingham Community Seed Swap at the Majestic 1027 N. Forest, Bellingham, No charge to attend, donations accepted. Edible tubers, seed potato/garlic, etc. and other seeds for edible plants are encouraged. Should be well labeled. No Seeds? just come for the learning and to pick some up.


Jan. 31, Sat, 1-5pm - Artisan Bread Making in 5min. a Day                   Ron & Cathy

Sign up at Blaine Senior Center. Bring hat/hair containment and apron to class. Class size limited to 10. Priority registration to Senior Center members. Come and learn how to make bread easily and enjoy fresh rolls, bread, specialty loaves, etc. daily! Cost $5

Feb. 11, Wednesday, 4-6pm - Winter Gardening      kelle sunter

Are you craving fresh greens? You can grow them on your kitchen windowsill! Come learn how to grow your own sprouts economically!! We will also talk about what can be “wintered over” in your garden, hoop houses and how to get a jump on the growing season with passive protection methods.


Feb. 25, Wednesday, 4-6pm -  Garden Design                               George Kaas

Feb. 28, Saturday, 11-1pm

Landscape designers bring specific skill sets to the table. In this class we will discus how to look at your yard as if you were a landscape designer. Especially important for placement of fruit bearing trees, bushes and vines. In this presentation, we will talk about site selection including sunlight observations, air flow, microclimates, soil testing, rain barrel location/water spigot, soil amending, introduction to pest controls, mulching and composting.



If you would like us to come and speak at a community activity or event to help inform your participants about the CORE project, please contact us.

    We have had several community meetings to introduce the CORE project. If you have any questions, or would like to volunteer to help with our mission and goals, please do not hestitate to contact us -  or call  360-332-7435

    For GLEANING (either volunteering to help pick fruit or having your fruit harvested), please click on "Gleaning" in the left column to go the that page in this website.


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