WSU Whatcom County Extension

Community Horticulture

WSU Whatcom County Extension        

Youth in Garden

Youth Gardening Support


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
    ...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

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:

Master Gardener Foundation
- Board Meetings:

Held the first Thursday of each month at 10 am in the Extension Office classroom.

Master Gardener Foundation
- General Meetings:
Held the second Thursday of each month at Noon. Venues and times subject to change.

Foundation Webpage


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


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