WSU Whatcom County Extension

Community Horticulture

WSU Whatcom County Extension        

Resilient Gardening in Western Washington

Thursday, February 8, 2018




8:30 - 9:15am


“How Gardening Will Save the World”

Gail Langellotto Ph.D., Associate Professor of Horticulture at Oregon State University (OSU), is the principal investigator of the Garden Ecology Lab, and coordinates the statewide Extension Master Gardener Program.


9:30 - 10:30am

Session 1
(choose one option)

1. Imagine Permaculture: Resilient Whole System Design Strategies
        - Brian Kerkvliet, Inspiration Farm

2. Apple Trees Caring and Cultivar Selection Cider Apples
        - Travis Alexander, PhD student, WSU Mt Vernon Research Station

3. Biodegradable Plastic Mulch for Vegetable Production
        - Shuresh Ghimire, Graduate Research Asst., Dept. of Horticulture, WSU Mt. Vernon


10:45 - 11:45am

Session 2
(choose one option)

1. Growing Food in Small Spaces & Raised Bed gardening
        - Anza Muenchow, WSU Extension Island County

2. What a Bee Wants: Managing your garden to mitigate threats to our native pollinators
        - Chris Looney, Entomologist WSDA

3. Brown Marmorated Stink Bug: Why we care
        - Bev Gerdman, Entomologist, WSU Mt Vernon Research Station

Noon - 1pm Lunch

1:00 - 2:00pm

Session 3
(choose one option)

1. Growing Storage Crops & Variety Selection
        - Jenny Goforth, Skagit WSU Extension Educator

2. Soil Sampling & Soil Test Interpretation
        - Kyle Blair PhD, Soil Test Labs Inc.

3. Community Garden Panel Discussion
        - Representatives from City of Bellingham, Local Foodworks, Growing Alliances, Cordata Community Garden & Christ the King Foodbank Farm

2:00 - 2:30pm Social Half Hour, Visit Vendors, Raffle

2:30 - 3:30pm

Session 4
(choose one option)

1. Gardening with Youth
        - Breanne Bartok, WSU Master Gardener & School Garden Educator

2. The Bridge Between the Garden & the Farm: A Focus on Potato Virus Y
        - Chris Benedict, WSU Whatcom Extension Agricultural Agent

3. Biomulch Study & Compost tools
        - David Keller, WSU Whatcom Master Gardener

3:30 - 4:00pm Closing Remarks, Raffle Winners!!


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