WSU Whatcom County Extension

Community First Gardens

Community First! Gardens

Upcoming Event


Community Garden Tour

September 8, 2012, 10am-2pm

Self-guided tours of local community food gardens.
Community Garden Tour (pdf)
Online Tour Map
Printable Tour Map (pdf)
Maps also available at garden tour stops and at our office.
(Printed maps available at the Farmers Market)


Special Thanks - Update!

A special thanks to Wayne C. and Mary Ann Hanson of Bellingham who recently donated $1,000 to the WSU CFG Project.

Local Business Hohl's Feed and Seed donated over 200 Territorial Veggie seed packets to the CFG project. Thanks to Glenn Faber and the crew at Hohl's.


Mission and Goals

The CFG program provides financial and resource support for many community gardens.

OUR MISSION is to support neighborhoods in creating and maintaining community gardens in which residents can grow their own food.

As the program grows, we will continue to serve community gardens in Whatcom County, by providing educational workshops, resource material kits and mini grants to community gardens. In addition, the program partners with the WSU Master Gardener Program and provide garden mentoring for local community gardens.

CFG Project goals are to help expand access to community gardens, thereby increasing self-sufficiency and local food security with nutritious fresh produce; to provide opportunities for environmental education and stewardship of land; and to help create neighborhood gathering places that are welcoming to all.

Map of Community Gardens   •   List of Community Gardens (pdf)


Contact Information

For more information, contact Beth Chisholm, CFG Coordinator, at:

many gardens and gardeners


Funded by The Mary Redman Foundation


WSU Whatcom County Extension, 1000 N. Forest Street, Suite 201, Bellingham, WA 98225, (360) 778-5800, Contact Us