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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


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.


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


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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