Field Trip to Community Garden meet at 7th and G Sts, parking available in Grace Lutheran Church lot (west of Church) across the street from Community Garden April 4, Wed. 12:45-1:45pm Did you know that we have a Community Garden. Join us for a tour of the Garden, we’ll see different techniques that the gardeners are using there, see what is already growing and talk about what you can do in your own yard.
Dahlias April 4, Wednesday, 4-6pm Tiffany Fisk & Kelle
April 7, Saturday, 10am-12pm
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. Expert dahlia grower will be giving live demonstration and answering questions.
Chicken 101! (Blaine Sr. Center) Dalia Monterroso of “Chickenlandia” April 11, Wed. 12:45-1:45pm – Want to know everything about having your own backyard flock? Join a collaboration between Scratch and Peck Feeds, Blaine Senior Center, and Blaine CORE to learn what you need to get started. Dalia Monterroso of the popular Facebook page “Welcome to Chickenlandia” will present this free workshop that will cover: • Raising chicks • Selecting the necessary supplies • Understanding proper nutrition and natural care
Knife Sharpening Phil McRee
April 11, Wednesday, 4-6pm Presentation and hands on demonstration, learn the basics, tools needed, etc. We will be focusing on knives and garden tools.
Life with an All-Electric Car Heino Sunter April 14, Saturday, 10am-12pm –
Should you buy a used all electric car? For $10,000 give or take, you could be the proud owner of one!
What is it really like to have an all electric car as a daily driver? Come and get real life information on range, performance, reliability, versatility, comfort and convenience from a 2013 Nissan Leaf owner/driver. Presentation will include analysis of latest car offerings, as well as various used EV’s. You will get a charge out of it!
Container Gardening Kelle Sunter April 18, Wednesday, 4-6pm
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.
Ponds and Water Features 101 George Kaas and Kelle Sunter April 21, Sat, 10am-12pm
We will be talking about the do’s and don’t of ponds! Requirements such as location, equipment/utilities, maintenance AND the fun stuff like fish and plants!
Kombucha April 25, Wednesday, 4-6pm 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.
Sauerkraut kelle Sunter May 2, Wednesday, 4-6pm – Yup, good old-fashioned homemade, delicious and crispy kraut, made right in your kitchen, easy & HEALTHY!! Live demonstation and sampling
Cruising with Heino Sunter May 5, Saturday, 10-11:30am Answers to your ocean cruise ship/cruising questions. A media presentation by an experience cruiser with over 50 cruises worth of experiences on different cruise lines. Topics covered will include cost (what is included), seasickness, cruising with children, is it safe, is the food good, what cabin/category should I book, do I need a passport and much, much more
Smoking Meats for Beginners Heino Sunter May 9, Wednesday, 4-5:30pm May 12, Saturday, 10-11:30am It’s easier and less expensive than you think! An operating meat smoker will be on display, with delicious smoked sausages to be sampled after the presentation. Topics covered will include smoking equipment; types, styles and pro’s and con’s. Discussion of different wood
Backyard Chickens 101 at Blaine Library Dalia Monterroso of “Chickenlandia” June 20, Wednesday, 4-6pm June 23, Saturday 10am-12pm Want to know everything about having your own backyard flock? Join a collaboration between Scratch and Peck Feeds, Blaine Library, and Blaine CORE to learn what you need to get started. Dalia Monterroso of the popular Facebook page “Welcome to Chickenlandia” will present this free workshop that will cover: • Raising chicks • Selecting the necessary supplies • Understanding proper nutrition and natural care Chicken(s) will be onsite for sharing information and demonstration purposes.