Washington State University

Whatcom County Extension

WSU Whatcom County Extension        

Program Highlights & Events:


Master Composter Training

Oct 22 – Nov 12, 2019 • Tuesday evenings, 6-8pm

Learn about zero-waste lifestyle, recycling updates,
food waste prevention and composting.

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WSU Whatcom County Extension offers a 4-week course with a focus on household waste solutions and community education. WSU Master Composter/Recycler volunteers are committed to sharing research-based knowledge throughout our community. Make a difference at home and in your community!

Course Fee: $75 • scholarships available

Fee includes class materials, tours of local facilities, and hands-on workshops.

Contact Beth Chisholm: beth.chisholm@wsu.edu • (360) 778-5811


Extension programs and employment are available to all without discrimination. Evidence of noncompliance may be reported through your extension office.

Reasonable accommodations will be made for persons with disabilities and special needs who contact the Whatcom Extension office at least 2 weeks prior to the event.

Master Gardener Training for Spring 2020

New website for information, application and more.

Diagnostic Plant Clinic

Most days • 9am-Noon & 1pm-4pm

1000 N. Forest Street, Suite 201, Bellingham

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Bring samples of that pesky bug, mystery weed, diseased branch or flower into the office at the County Extension office at 1000 N. Forest St., Ste. 201, Bellingham.

Pack your sample in a zip-lock bag, and bring them to us!!

Samples for Plant and Weed ID must be alive, fresh, and undamaged. They should include leaves, buds, stems, flowers, roots, and fruits/seeds or as many of these features as possible. A single leaf is not enough!

And as always, this service is FREE and open to the public.


Office Hours:

Monday - Friday
8:30am - Noon, 1pm - 4:30pm


Office Phone Number:

(360) 778-5800


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WSU Whatcom County Extension • 1000 N. Forest St., Suite 201, Bellingham, WA 98225 •(360) 778-5800 • whatcom@wsu.edu