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Drayton Harbor

Oyster company

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FAQ - From Whatcom Master Gardeners


RESERVE  Plot/Raised Bed in the 7th St. Community Garden! LINK

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)

                 Download ENTIRE 2024 Workshops - Calendar format      Workshop Dates with Descriptions

Unless noted, all workshops are FREE!                NOW with TWO Locations

Blaine Library in Blaine. Link                      Blaine Sr/Community Center Link

BookWorm Bins for Sale, benefit the Friends of the Blaine Library - link for more info


COMPOSTING &  WORMS                                                                                                                                May 4, Sat           Blaine Library                     10am-12noon                                     Do you dispose of organic matter in your regular garbage or down the garbage disposal? It's not a good thing for our landfills AND you are throwing away valuable soil building materials! Whether you have been thinking about a compost bin or becoming a Worm Wrangler, this workshop will get you started!!  We will cover the basics of food waste "recycling", how easy it is. Followed by managing worms, indoors and out! The upside - You will see huge benefits in your garden!

May 11, Sat. Master Gardeners Plant Sale - Hovander Park in Ferndale, 9am-2pm  The sale tables will be set up on the west side of Hovander Park near the Nooksack River. Follow Nielsen Avenue to the intersection with River Lea Road, turn right and pass through the red wagon wheel gate. Volunteers and signs will help show you where to park. There will be a holding area for your plants while you continue to shop, and volunteers to help you get your purchases to your car. Cash, card or check accepted. 

CONTAINER GARDENING         May 29, Wed     Blaine Library          5-7pm                                                                                                              AND June 1, Sat          Sr/Community Center    9-11am                                           Join us for an "out of the ground and into the box" introduction to container gardening. If you think that you MUST have a plot of land or maybe mobility issues have slowed you down, we want to help you NOT give up on gardening!! We will start with the basics from choosing containers and the right plants to learning how to water them.

to see entire class schedule, you can download the complete Calendar and/or Workshop Schedule with descriptions (see links at top of this page).

SEEDS - Bring some of your leftover seeds from last year (or older) to swap with fellow Gardeners at one of our CORE workshops. We will have a limited quantity of Painted Mountain Corn to share. Donated by the Children's Giving Garden at Christ Episcopal Church.


Looking for a Gardening/Social group east of Blaine? Check out the Lynden Gardeners & Social Group on Facebook. This is a private group and you will have to ask to "join", but Mary Lou Childs (who established the group) is also able to give you info about the group (if you don't have Facebook). Please email her. Regular meetings occur on the 2nd Sat. of each month, except in the summer.

FREE Arborist Chips (truckload sized delivery, 10 yards -maybe find a neighborhood "central spot" and get a shared delivery) - link

Native Plant Descriptions (pdf) -  nicely done from King County  

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Cascadia Weekly            Northern Light

Spring PLANT SALES !!  (click on links provided to get dates for 2024 )
March  - Whatcom Conservation Dist. Plant Sale -  Pioneer Park, Ferndale
March  - 34nd Annual Fairhaven Plant & Tree Sale - Old Fairhaven Pkwy & 14th
April  - Whatcom Dahlia Society Tuber Sale - Bloedel Donovan Park
April - Birchwood Garden Club Sale, lower level of Bellingham Library
May - Washington Native Plant Society-Salal Chapter’s 16th Annual Plant Sale
     Mt. Vernon, WSU, NW Research Station, 16650 State Highway 536 
May - Master Gardeners Annual Plant Sale at Hovander Park
SEEDS, SEEDS and More SEEDS - Check out Resilient Seeds - locally researched and produced - definitely suited for our climate. Seed sales currently closed for 2023 season.


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 hesitate to contact us -  or call  360-332-7435 (leave message)

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