WSU Whatcom County Extension

Garden Share

WSU Whatcom County Extension        

Educational Programs

The following programs, organizations and clubs are dedicated to teaching, sharing and growing a healthy community through food and farming education and experiences.

- Programs, Organizations
- Schools and Institutions
- Pre‑K—12 Field trip and Outreach Opportunities
- Curriculum Resources, Local & Regional

Programs, Organizations

Programs that support schools and community members:
WSU 4-H (link)
WSU Food $ense (link)
WSU Whatcom Master Gardener Program
WSU Whatcom Master Gardener Plant Science & Edible Education (link)
Common Threads Farm/ School Garden Collective (link)
Whatcom Farm to School (link)
Community Food Coop's The Real Food Show (link)
Bellingham Foodbank Garden Project (link)
WSU Community First Garden Project (link)
WSU Peoples Garden Project (link)

Partnering organizations/clubs:
WSU Community First Garden Project (link)
Bellingham Food Bank Garden Project (link)
Birchwood Garden Club (link)
Everson Garden Club (link)
ReSources for Sustainable Communities (link)
Sustainable Connections (link)
Whatcom County Boys & Girls Clubs (link)
Bellingham Parks & Rec Community Gardens (link)
Bellingham Public Library (link)
Whatcom Public Library (link)
Whatcom County Parks Department (link)
Whatcom County Council on Aging and Bellingham Senior Activity Center (link)
Opportunity Council (link)
Northwest Youth Services We Grow Garden (link)
Community Food Coop (link)

Regional Programs:
WSU Peoples Garden Project (link)
WSU Skagit Master Gardener DIG-IT Program (link)
GRuB (link)
WSU Snohomish Grow your own Groceries (link)
Other Puget Sound Extension offices: Skagit, Snohomish, King, Pierce, Thurston, Jefferson, Island

Schools and Institutions

Public & Private, with Garden or Horticulture Programs

K-12 Public Schools with Garden Programs:

Future Farmers of America (FFA) High school horticulture programs –
Mount Baker High School (link)
Ferndale High School (link)
Meridian High School (link)
Lynden Christian High School (link)
Lynden High School (link)
Nooksack High School (link)

Schools with Greenhouses:

Blaine High School (link)
Meridian Middle School (link)
Ferndale High School (link)
Nooksack Middle School (link)
Whatcom Middle School (link)

Schools with gardens (supported by WSU Community Horticulture program):

Windward High School (link)
Meridian Middle School (link)
Fairhaven Middle School (link)

School Gardens:

Alderwood Elementary (link)
Carl Cozier Elementary (link)
Columbia Elementary (link)
Geneva Elementary (link)
Happy Valley Elementary (link)
Kendall Elementary (link)
Parkview Elementary (link)
Roosevelt Elementary (link)
Sunnyland Elementary (link)
Larrabee Elementary (link)
Whatcom Middle School (link)

Private Schools with Garden Programs:

Assumption Catholic School, Bellingham (link)
Explorations Academy, Bellingham (link)
Whatcom Hills Waldorf School, Bellingham (link)

Community Colleges, Universities and Learning Institutions:

Western Washington University Outback Farm (link)
Northwest Indian College (link)
Cloud Mountain Farm Center (link)
Skagit Valley College Sustainable Agriculture Education (link)

Pre‑K—12 Field trip and Outreach Opportunities

Stonyridge Farm student field trips (link)
Milk Makers Fest Lynden, 1st grades, Whatcom County Dairy Women (link)
Boxx Berry Farm student field trips (link)
Joe’s Garden Field Trips (link)
Common Threads Farm (link)
Hovander Homestead Park, Master Gardener demonstration gardens (link)
Master Gardeners Children’s Story Garden- Pre- school families (link)
Bellewood Acres (link)
Cloud Mountain Farm Center (link)
Five Loaves Farm, Lynden (link)
Community Gardens Field Trips (link)
FFA and Horticulture (pdf)
Classroom farmer visits, contact WSU Extension or inquire with a local farmer

Curriculum Resources, Local & Regional

Soil Web (link)
Life Lab (link), Life Lab Publications (link)
Dry Bean School Garden Education, WSU Skagit (link)
GRuB, Growing Healthy Food, People, and Communities (link)
The Edible Schoolyard (link)
Seeds of Change (link)
Growing in the Garden (link)
USDA People’s Garden Program (link)
Cornell Garden Based Learning (link)
WSDA Farm to School: Garden Activities and Education (link)
Agriculture in the Classroom - Washington (link)
Agriculture in the Classroom - California (link)
BIG IDEAS: Linking Food, Culture, Health, & Environment (pdf)



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