Blaine Community Orchards for Resources and Education 

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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


Water Bath Canning                                             Kelle Rankin Sunter & Colin Hawkins

Sept. 6, Wednesday, 4-6pm

Sept  9, Saturday, 10am-12pm   
Learn about the best produce for water bath canning as well as preparation, safety, how-to, and resources. If you already know how to water bath can, join us anyway to help share the knowledge! Intruction to new canners as well as a brief discussion on Pressure Canning.
Smoking Meats                                                      Heino Sunter
Sept. 27, Wednesday, 4-6pm
Sept. 30, Saturday, 10am-12noon
Learn the basics of electric smoker cooking of various meats with local resident Heino Sunter. We will go over meat preparation, brine, spices, rubs, temperatures, and helpful tools and hints.
Sauerkraut & Fermented Vegetables               Kelle Rankin-Sunter  
October 7, Sat, 10am-12pm    
Come learn how easy and fun it is to make your own sauerkraut. In days before grocery stores, we fermented produce to make it last, not knowing that it was good for us! Recent research suggests that fermented products can help gut biomes and improve health. No fancy equipment required. Samples will be available for tasting.
Kombucha and Fermentation                       Kelle Rankin-Sunter
Oct. 25, Wednesday, 4-6pm
Oct. 28, Saturday, 10am-12pm
Have you heard about kombucha, the fizzy drink you can brew from sweetened green or black tea? If you want feel better by drinking it (many do!), just like the taste, or have never tried it, we invite you to learn 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.
"Check Engine Light" Demystified              Heino Sunter
Nov. 1, Wednesday, 4-6pm
Nov. 4, Saturday, 10am-12noon
Do you freeze up in fear when that dreaded "Check Engine Light" appears? Join local resident Heino Sunter as he teaches you how to read, understand, and discover the correct repair options. It might be a simple repair you can do yourself, or at least you'll be wiser when taking it in for service.
Putting Your Garden to Bed (or not)             Kelle Rankin-Sunter
Nov. 15, Wednesday, 4-6pm
Nov. 18, Saturday, 10am-12noon
It’s time to think about finishing up the gardening season OR what you will grow this winter. Learn about dividing perennials, digging bulbs, storing dahlias, top-dressing beds, and more. Also learn about winter gardening and hoop houses. Open to beginners and experienced gardeners alike.
2017 Spring PLANT SALES !!
March 25 - 10am-3pm - 29th Annual Fairhaven Plant and Tree Sale, Hillcrest Chapel Parking Lot
April 1, 10am-3pm - Whatcom Dahlia Society Tuber Sale - Bloedel Donovan Park  link
April 29, 9am-12noon - Birchwood Garden Club Sale, lower level of Bellingham Library link
May 6 - 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 6 - Peace Arch Dahlia and Plant Sale at Peace Arch Park  - link
May 13 - Master Gardenders 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

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.


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