Unless noted, all workshops are no charge and held at the Blaine Library in Blaine. Link
Mason Bees - Alternative Pollinators kelle sunter
Jan. 11, Wednesday, 4-6pm
Jan. 14, Saturday, 10-12
All our bees are in trouble! This workshop will present an overview of the problem and introduce you to native pollinators. You will learn how to identify and protect them in your yard. NOW, is the time to ORDER Blue Orchard Mason Bees. We will discuss how to establish a colony in your yard.
Winter Gardening George Kaas
Jan. 25, Wednesday, 4-6pm
Jan. 28, Saturday, 10-12pm
We will be talking about what can be “wintered over” in your garden. Starting seeds for transplanting out of doors and how to do it. What are hoop houses and how to get a jump on the growing season. Simple hoop house construction and what can you grow in it with passive protection.
Saving your favorite Fruit Tree by Grafting Kelle Sunter
Feb. 4, Saturday, 10-12pm –
Know of a fruit tree that grows the BEST apples you have ever tasted? But what variety is it? Well, we don’t care anymore! You can learn how to harvest scionwood from that tree and graft it onto rootstock and voila, you will have a new tree that will gown to the size you choose! We will be talking about the process, demonstration and coordinating root stock purchase.
Pruning 101 George Kaas
Feb. 8, Wednesday, 4-6pm -
Feb. 11, Saturday, 10-12pm
With our warmer winters (well, not so much THIS year!), this is 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 present on overgrown trees and how to get them back in shape.
Garden Design George Kaas
Feb. 22, Wednesday, 4-6pm
Feb. 25, Saturday, 10-12pm
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.
Kombucha Kelle Sunter
March 8, Wednesday, 4-6pm
While the origins of Kombucha remain shrouded in mystery there is much 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 to start brewing.
Pruning 101 George Kaas (or K. Sunter)
March 11, Saturday, 10am-12pm
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 . . .
AWESOME 2.5gal. Plastic Buckets with lids - FREE from Border Brew (can even get them filled with used coffee grounds for your compost pile!) - food grade quality, can use for storage, planters, hauling materials, fermentation . . . large quantities available. Talk to Colin at Border Brew in Blaine. It's just east of the Truck Route on H St.
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 - email@example.com 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.