WSU Whatcom County Extension

Community Horticulture

WSU Whatcom County Extension        

Youth in Garden

Youth Gardening Support

 

Register Today! Children's Story Garden Website

 


Master Gardener educators are working with schools throughout the county.

We offer classroom edible education lessons (K-5):
  - Garden/Teacher Volunteer Mentors
  - Composting & Wormbin
     Construction
    ...and much more!

Our current Partner Schools:
Fairhaven Middle School Garden
Meridian Middle School Garden
Beach Elementary (Lummi Island)
Harmony Elementary
Kendall Elementary
Acme Elementary
Nooksack Elementary
Central Elementary

If you are involved with a school or are interested in working with one of our partner schools, please contact: Beth Chisholm (360) 676-6736, x12


Plant Science & Edible Education

Teaching school age students where their food comes from through science based lessons. Topics and lessons on soil, seeds, plant parts & food consumption.

Edible Education Flyer (pdf)Edible Education Photos (pdf)

We have reached over 320 students in Whatcom County. Teachers and schools are eager to sign up. If your school or group would like to get involved and receive the lessons please contact: Beth Chisholm beth.chisholm@wsu.edu


WSU Extension partners with Northwest Youth Services - Urban Garden site WE GROW

Northwest Youth Services “We Grow” is a seed-to-market education and employment preparedness program that provides opportunities to get hands on experience working as part of a team in planting, growing, and harvesting food to bring to our local youth run market stand. Youth participants work with staff and community volunteers to gain experience in all aspects horticulture.

WSU Extension provides seasonal management, education and support at the We Grow garden.

     Northwest Youth Services We Grow Garden Website

     "We Grow" Northwest Youth Services (video)

 

Upcoming Events:

MG Foundation General Meeting
Foundation Board meetings are the 1st Thursday of each month, at 10 am.

Exception Note: The October 5th meeting has been moved to Thursday, September 28th.

Foundation Webpage

 

Monthly Plant Study Group
Location: Cordata Food Cooperative upstairs meeting room
Time: 9am-11am
Contact: Karen Gilliam

Special Links:
Community Gardens Map (link)
Hovander Demonstration Gardens Brochure (pdf)
List of CFG Partner Gardens (pdf)
Garden Directory (pdf)

Current Issue:


Weeder's Digest

 


Hovander Demonstration Gardens Brochure
 (pdf)

 

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