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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

 Happy 2018!!

Kombucha                                                                Kelle Sunter
Jan. 10, Wednesday, 4-6pm
Help keep those New Years Resolutions with healthier food choices! The origins of Kombucha are shrouded in mystery but the evidence indicates that it has been around for thousands of years helping folks to feel better! 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.
Mason Bees - Alternative Pollinators         Kelle  Sunter
Jan. 13, Saturday, 10-12   The crisis with our bees is very real. We want to help you learn how to support pollinators in your own backyards. This workshop will present an overview of the problem and introduce you to native pollinators. We will discuss how to establish and maintain a colony in your yard.
Pruning 101                                                     George Kaas
Jan. 24, Wednesday, 4-6pm
Jan. 27, Saturday, 10-12pm                                                                                  
Winter is the traditional time to prune, but the concepts can be applied year round. We will discuss tools, why prune, decisions necessary (learning to understand growth habits of trees/bushes). We will talk about overgrown trees and how to get them back in shape.  In closing, we will have a brief conversation about harvesting scionwood and grafting custom fruit trees.
Winter Gardening                                                  George Kaas                         
Feb. 7, Wednesday, 4-6pm     
Feb.  10,  Saturday, 10-12pm
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. Seed sprouting for windowsill gardening.
Garden Design                                                George Kaas
Feb.  21, Wednesday, 4-6pm  
Feb.  24, 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.
CLASSES Continue through April - Please check back for schedule
2018 Spring PLANT SALES !!  (please double check the dates!)
March 24 - 10am-3pm - 29th Annual Fairhaven Plant and Tree Sale, Hillcrest Chapel Parking Lot
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


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 -  or call  360-332-7435



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