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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

 

Sept. 12, 4-6pm  and Sept. 15,  10am-12noon
BUILDING YOUR OWN CIDER PRESS              Inst. Capp Connors and Phil McRee
Learn about how to building an economical press from simple everyday supplies. We will talk about apples, bottling and storage. We will also discuss what products you can make from apple juice. Capp and Phil have built several cider presses. Capp markets his apple juice at the Blaine Gardeners market and also makes hard cider (not for sale).

Sept. 22, 10am-12noon                                                                                                       KITCHEN CUTLERY   Care and Use, Sharpening       Inst. Phil McRee
A sharp knife is a safer knife than a dull knife, come find out why! Join us for the basics of knife sharpening as well as care and maintenance of your cutlery. Tips and tricks as well as a hands on demonstration. Class size is limited to 15. No reservations, so be timely.          

Sept. 26, 4-6pm    and Sept. 29, 10am-12noon
WATER BATH CANNING                  Inst. Kelle Sunter
Ever wanted to try canning but felt like you didn't know enough? Now's your chance to get the basics. We will talk about tools and supplies and what you really NEED, best produce to water bath can, processes and safety tips. Handouts and samples available.

Oct. 10, 4-6pm    and Oct. 13, 10am-12noon
SO, YOU WANT TO BUY A CAR?         Inst. Heino Sunter
New, used, certified, rental or lease returns, private party purchases, getting the best price, when, where, how and what to buy, salespersons strong arm tactics, what not to do, auto warranties and the 180 option. These and many more topics will be covered in an informative auto buying media presentation.

Oct. 20, 10am-12noon
PUTTING YOUR GARDEN TO BED (or NOT!)                   Inst. ???
Most of the garden has been harvested, it's looking pretty sad out there. If you didn't put in a winter garden (yes, we can grow veggies year round in our climate!), there are some things that you can do now to prepare your garden for next year that will help build good soil and prevent weeds. This workshop will get your started on a healthier garden next year and thinking about a winter garden.
Additional chores we will talk about are planting fruit trees/bushes, dividing perennials and winter protection.

Oct. 24, 4-6pm
SAUERKRAUT                            Inst. Kelle Sunter
Yes, you can turn lowly cabbage into delicious, healthy sauerkraut! Simple, everyday supplies you probably already have in your kitchen and a 4-7 days will deliver pro-biotic packed homemade sauerkraut to your table for just pennies a serving (as opposed to $7-12/pint at the store!) Handouts and samples will be available.

Oct. 27, 10am-12noon
SELLING YOUR HOUSE                  Inst. Sunters
Thinking about selling your home in the next 6-12 months? NOW is a great time to assess your property and think about what you need to do to get your home on the market. Kelle and Heino Sunter have been in the property management business for nearly 30 years including multiple real estate transactions. We will talk about what makes sense to do (and what doesn't), as well as doing your market research before talking to your realtor.

Nov. 14, 4-6pm    and  Nov. 17, 10am-12noon                                 KOMBUCHA                                   Inst. Kelle Sunter
The origins of Kombucha remain shrouded in mystery there is evidence to support that it has been around for thousands of years! Whether you want to feel better by drinking it (many do!), just like the taste, or have never tried it, 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.

 

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                           HAVE A GREAT GARDENING SUMMER !!!!

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2018 Spring PLANT SALES !!  (please double check the dates!)
 
April 7, 10am-3pm - Whatcom Dahlia Society Tuber Sale - Bloedel Donovan Park  link
April 28, 9am-12noon - Birchwood Garden Club Sale, lower level of Bellingham Library link
May 5 - 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 5 - Peace Arch Dahlia and Plant Sale at Peace Arch Park  - link
May 12 - Master Gardeners Annual Plant Sale at Hovander Park link
 
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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 - fruit@blaine-core.com  or call  360-332-7435 (leave message)

 

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