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Drayton Harbor

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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)

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

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

 I am happy to report that we have had such great support for our classes. Really appreciate folks taking the time to attend!! Blaine C.O.R.E. was also selected as the Blaine Chamber of Commerce's member of the month for April! link - thanks to everyone for making us a success!

FALL Workshop being held at the Blaine Senior/Community Center              (see link above)

Dec. 6, Wed. 5:30-7pm—Mason Bee Cocoon Cleaning Workshop    This will be a hands on—demo and workshop. Please bring your cocoons in tubes, boards, etc. and willing hands. We are offering a supervised opportunity to learn how to clean your mason bee cocoons to improve your population (and share with friends). Please email to get a further descriptions of how to transport your cocoons and the supplies that you will need. We will provide space (to be able to “make a mess”), water, colanders, towels and expert advice

2023 Flyer for Living Christmas Tree Sale, 11:30am-3pm, Sundays - Nov. 26 and Dec. 3 at 3936 Pipeline Rd, Blaine, Priced from $5-$15 each. Approx. 100+ availableProceeds benefit Blaine CORE and Blaine Elem. Learning Lab

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 will start again in September.

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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