noted, all workshops are no charge and held at the Blaine
Library in Blaine. Link
Feb. 25, Wednesday, 4-6pm - Garden
Feb. 28, Saturday, 11-1pm
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.
7 - Winter Field Day - WSU Ext. in Mt. Vernon
Title in blue is link for more information. They’ll have
rootstock and scion wood sales, workshops on pruning and grafting, and Fruit
Garden demonstrations on pruning. We hope to see you there!
11, Wednesday, 4-6pm – Dahlias Kelle
Come discover how easy
it is to have beautiful flowers blooming in your yard from July through
November! The dahlia is a natural choice for our NW climate and their long
bloom time makes them VERY rewarding!! Thousands of different flower forms and
colors are available.
14, Saturday, 11-1pm – Seed Saving Krista Rome
Krista is the founder of Backyard Beans & Grains
and is working on the cutting edge of developing basic food source plant
varieties that are well suited to our climate. Her decade of accumulated
knowledge of growing, harvesting and saving seed (for eating or planting) is a
phenomenal resource for our community. Come learn about why you want to use
open pollinated seeds, seed swaps and how to get organized to save seeds from your
garden. Link to BB&G
March 25, Wed, 4-6pm – Composting/Vermiculture Mary Jensen, Carbon Master
throwing away valuable soil building materials and start your compost project
now! Whether you are thinking about a compost bin or becoming a Worm Wrangler,
this workshop will get you started!! Mary will cover the basics of food waste
recycling, how easy it is AND managing worms, indoors and out!
March 28, Saturday, 11-1pm Starting Your Vegetable
Garden George Kaas
workshop will concentrate on how to get started growing your own vegetables. Included will be discussion on planting the
right plant in the right place, plotting one's garden sun patterns, soil
testing, reasons and seasons for mulching, and composting.
April 8, Wed, 4-6pm Container Gardening Ginny Winfield, Master Gardener
Think that you MUST
have a plot of land to grow vegetables? or maybe mobility issues have slowed
you down. If you think you have to give up on gardening, think again! Join us
for an “out of the ground and into the box” introduction to container
gardening. From choosing containers and the right plants to learning how to
28, Sat. 9am-2pm Whatcom
Conservation District Native Plant Sale -link
The purpose of the WCD’s annual plant sale is to promote the
stewardship and conservation of our natural resources. The plants are “conservation grade”, which means they are graded on
their ability to survive, not on their ornamental value. Seedling plants
are not large (generally between 10” and 24” tall). We have bags and packing
materials available at the sale, or feel free to bring your own.
Native trees and shrubs can provide many benefits
to your property and the environment such as improved water
quality, enhanced fish and wildlife habitat, reduction of wind and soil
erosion, cleaner air, reduction of energy costs, and beautification of
your property! Experienced conservationists
will be available to answer your native plant questions.
11&12, 11am-5pm WHS 29th
Annual - Tour of Private Gardens
annual event allows private individuals to see inside
6-8 beautiful private gardens in Whatcom County. Tickets
available online or at Garden #1. Please visit Whatcom
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.
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
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.