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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.


Not near Blaine? other class opportunities on our Resources or Classes pages (see links to left)

REALLY passionate about gardening? consider becoming a Master Gardener (link)


Unless noted, all workshops are no charge and held at the Blaine Library in Blaine. Link


Mason Bees - Alternative Pollinators   - FOR SALE Mason Bee Tubes $2.50              email  Sarah Neugebauer   

TREE SALE - Great selection of locally grown and raised conifers. Many specimen trees that are endangered or rare to find at regular nurseries. Come check out our selection. Limited quantities and varieties. Saturdays, starting on April 27 at the G St. plaza from  1-3pm.                                                                                              

Worms! & Composting                        Mary Jensen and Kelle Sunter                                           April 20, Saturday, 10am-12pm                                                                                             Do you scrape plates into the garbage? Toss vegetable scraps, also? It’s not a good thing for our landfills AND you are throwing away valuable soil building materials! Whether you have been thinking about a compost bin or becoming a Worm Wrangler, this workshop will get you started!! We will cover the basics of food waste “recycling”, how easy it is AND managing worms, indoors and out! The upside - You will see huge benefits in your garden!

Container Gardening                     Kelle Sunter                                                                 April 24, Wednesday, 4-6pm                                                                                                   Join us for an “out of the ground and into the box” introduction to container gardening. If you think that you MUST have a plot of land or maybe mobility issues have slowed you down, we want to help you NOT give up on gardening!! We will start with the basics from choosing containers and the right plants to learning how to water them.

Kombucha                                   kelle Sunter                                                                        May 8, Wednesday, 4-6pm                                                                                                                                Known as “The Elixir of Life”, Kombucha origins remain shrouded in mystery. Some drink it for health, some for flavor. If you have never tried it, nows your chance! We invite you to get in touch with your inner "Ghengis" by learning more about this interesting elixir at this fun, informative presentation. We will be sampling different flavors, demonstrating how to make your own AND sending you home with your own culture (SCOBY) to start brewing.

Planting for Year Round Harvest       George Kaas                                                        May 18, Saturday, 10-12noon                                                                                              May 22, Wednesday, 4-6pm                                                                                            Seems silly to be thinking about Fall planting right now, but to get that late season harvest and into the winter produce, NOW is the time! We will talk about what can be grown and harvested year round. How to build your soil, winter protection (now is a great time to plan and build some) and best planting practices for healthy harvests.

REMEMBER - LOCAL publications are a great source of up-to-date information on classes all over our NW region as well as businesses that support our passion! Pick up a copy today or check their websites -

Cascadia Weekly -link     GrowNorthwest - link     Entertainment NewsNW - link

 2019 Spring PLANT SALES !!  (please double check the dates!)
March 23, 9am-2pm - Whatcom Conservation Dist. Plant Sale - Whatcom Comm. College  link
March 30, 10am-3pm - 31st Annual Fairhaven Plant & Tree Sale - Old Fairhaven Pkwy & 14th
April 7, 10am-3pm - Whatcom Dahlia Society Tuber Sale - Bloedel Donovan Park  link
April 27, 9am-12noon - Birchwood Garden Club Sale, lower level of Bellingham Library link
May 4 - 10am-noon - Washington Native Plant Society-Salal Chapter’s 16th Annual Plant Sale
     Mt. Vernon, WSU, NW Research Station, 16650 State Highway 536  link
May 4 - Peace Arch Dahlia and Plant Sale at Peace Arch Park  - link
May 11 - Master Gardeners Annual Plant Sale at Hovander Park link
SEEDS, SEEDS and More SEEDS - Check out Resilient Seeds - locally researched and produced - definitely suited for our climate - link


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 (leave message)


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