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
     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:

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

Monthly Plant ID Study Group
Thursday - September 20, 2018
9 11 am

Location: Point Whitehorn Marine Reserve for the directions, the park website description, and a printable plant list.

A native plant ID guide would be useful. Friends, family and the public are invited.

Questions:
Karen Gilliam
jkgilliam@gmail.com
(360) 384-4562
or
Louise Granger
rutroad@gmail.com
(360) 739-2468

 

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