noted, all workshops are no charge and held at the Blaine
Library in Blaine. Link
Jan. 28, Wednesday, 4-6pm – Pruning Workshop - George Kaas, Inst. Jan. 31, Saturday, 11-1pm Kelle
Feb. 7, Saturday, 11-1pm George
It's a great time to START pruning. We will discuss
tools, why prune, decisions necessary (creating an understanding of tree/bush
growth habits). Also, creative uses for clippings. We will also discuss
overgrown older trees and how to begin getting them back in shape. GRAFTING 101-
We will also discuss what is scionwood, harvesting, labeling and storage.
Designing a custom fruit orchard!! No charge.
31, Sat, 1-5pm - Artisan
Bread Making in 5min. a Day
up at Blaine Senior Center. Bring hat/hair containment
and apron to class. Class size limited to 10. Priority
registration to Senior Center members. Come and learn
how to make bread easily and enjoy fresh rolls, bread,
specialty loaves, etc. daily! Cost $5
11, Wednesday, 4-6pm - Winter Gardening kelle
Are you craving fresh
greens? You can grow them on your kitchen windowsill! Come learn how to grow
your own sprouts economically!! We will also talk about what can be “wintered
over” in your garden, hoop houses and how to get a jump on the growing season with
passive protection methods.
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.
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.