noted, all workshops are no charge and held at the Blaine
Library in Blaine. Link
Feb. 6, Saturday, 10-12pm -
Pruning 101 & Beyond George
Feb. 10, Wednesday, 4-6pm
With our warmer winters, it's best to begin pruning
early. We will discuss tools, why prune, decisions
necessary (learning to understand growth habits of trees/bushes). We will also
discuss overgrown trees and how to get them back in shape. Bring your favorite
ideas for using those clippings in your garden (stakes, trellises, plant
furniture or . . .
Feb. 17, Wednesday, 4-6pm -
Garden Design George
Feb. 20, Saturday, 10-12pm Marvin
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 hardscape assessments, scope of project, materials use,
integration with your home and/or views, sunlight observations, air flow and
other major landscaping decisions.
5, Saturday, 10am-12pm – Pruning 101
With our warmer
winters, this may be the perfect time to start pruning. Trees are breaking
hibernation earlier (or not even going into deep hibernation). We will discuss
tools, why prune, decisions necessary (learning to understand growth habits of
trees/bushes). We will also discuss overgrown trees and how to get them back in
shape. Bring your favorite ideas for using those clippings in your garden
(stakes, trellises, plant furniture or .
9, Wednesday, 4-6pm – Rain Gardens Kelle Sunter
Now is the perfect
time to walk out into your yard and figure out where the water
"SITS". Come to this class and learn about creating a rain garden,
which you will want to build when the weather is drier of course. For now, come
learn about how to manage the runoff and/or standing water by planting a
"mini-forest floor" that will absorb and manage that extra water in
16, Wednesday, 4-6pm - Starting Your Vegetable Garden George Kaas
This 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, microclimates, soil testing/amending,
reasons and seasons for mulching/composting and pest controls.
26, Sat. 9am-2pm - 23rd Annual Native Plant Sale
(link) Community College hosted by the Whatcom Conservation District.
(link) deadline by March 14th!! This is a great
sale to find small or large quantities of native
plants, shrubs and trees at good prices (because the
plants are small). Over
March 30, Wed, 4-6pm - Dahlias Kelle Sunter (with Guests)
Saturday, 10am-12pm June Auld (Peace Arch Park) and Tiff’s Dahlias
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.
April 13, 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 water them
April 16, Sat, 10am-12pm – Vermiculture/Composting
Stop 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!
Sat. 9am-12 noon, Birchwood Garden Club Annual
Plant Sale at Bellingham
Library Meeting Room
August - 2016 Skill Share
Faire - Got a skill? want a skill, come and share!
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.