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Invitation to Potential Gardeners

Mission Statement:  The Chuckanut Center grows Food, Skills and a Resilient Community.

Our organization partners with individuals and other organizations to create is looking for a wide variety of educational gardens that support and demonstrate our mission statement.

We are currently accepting applications for educational gardens for 2016.

Garden proposals are evaluated once a year for the garden space available for the start of the Spring garden season.

Proposals will be evaluated for those that best align with the mission of Chuckanut Center.

Garden Proposals will be collected by the Garden Coordinator, reviewed by the Garden Committee and forwarded to the Board for final approval. You will be notified once we have completed our review, most likely by late March if your proposal has been approved

We support proposals that either directly donate food to community, through entities causes such as the Food Bank,  or provide an educational compone…
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Join us for an Earth Day educational event at the Chuckanut Center at Fairhaven Park!
Kidz and Bugs
April 22, 2017
12 noon to 1 pm

Bring your kids to learn about how to attract helpful insects to our gardens!
Together we will talk about pollinating insects (like bees) and the ways we can help create habitat by planting the right things in our gardens.

·      What plants can act as food for these insects?
·       How do we build them homes?
·       Who are the good guys who eat pests in my garden and how can I tell the difference?
·       How can I learn to help nature take care of our gardens?

Open donation. All ages welcome.
Class will be held outdoors under cover, dress accordingly. RSVP at bottom of page @  http://www.chuckanutcenter.org/
or voice mail : 470-236-8374 or email chuckanutcenter@gmail.com
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Mason Bee - Fall workshop - Harvesting the Cocoons

IT’S HARVEST TIME FOR THE MASON BEE COCOONS…Sunday, October 30th12:00 – 2:00 PMChuckanut Center107 N. Chuckanut Dr. (north of Fairhaven Park entrance)$10 suggested donation Register at (470) 236-8374 or email chuckanutcenter@gmail.com
Class Description:
Fall is the time to harvest the mason bee cocoons to help the bees thrive, not just survive!!!!Leaving them outdoors allows them to be unprotected from pests and weather elements. We will be opening up the tubes, reeds, or wood trays we have to separate the cocoons from pests. We will then overwinter them to keep them safe & protected.If we don't do this, we will more than likely begin losing our mason bees to pests. Come find out how to harvest mason bee cocoons so you get more bees for next season for your own garden or share them with friends.All ages welcome…especially children. Teacher : Suki Aufhauser
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Plant Sale: May 14th Tomatoes, Hostas, Rhubarb and much, much more!

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A Big Thank You to those who helped our successful Sale:
Dirty Knees Nursery for donation of herb plants
Sound Horticulture for donations of plants and supplements
Signs by Tomorrow for our advertising banners  And
Gluten-Free Angels for donation of treats for our hardworking Garden Committee staff. 
The core of the Annual Chuckanut Center Spring plant sale is our collection of heirloom tomato and pepper varieties. We are planning on a larger range of plants this year: many more vegetables, including short season heirloom eggplants, tomatillos, lettuce, strawberries, hostas, cucumbers, and ground cherries.
With nearly 100 heirloom tomato varieties, you are certain to find a favorite.
All tomatoes will be priced at $2 and specialty plants $5
The Annual Chuckanut Center Spring plant sale is on Saturday May 14th from 10am-2pm.
Getting here:http://www.chuckanutcenter.org/p/getting-here.html
We are the only local source for these:
Sporospelka - early, delicious small red Czech Yellow Cherry Orange …

Event: Bokashi: Urban Composting using Fermentation

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Bokashi means "fermented organic matter" in Japanese.
This composting method is great for those lacking the space for a traditional compost set-up because it is done right in your kitchen with a five gallon bucket.

The process is complete, ready to add nutrients to the soil, in one month!

We will learn how to use the Bokashi system from in your kitchen, to creating your own starter, to how to add the rich microbial finished product to your garden, planters, or existing compost bin.

Class May 7th 1:30-2:30
Donations to support the Center and Teacher appreciated 
Getting to Chuckanut Center 
We are located in Bellingham's South neighborhood, at 107 Chuckanut Drive North in Fairhaven Park, a short walk from the Fairhaven shopping district.

Getting here on foot: From Fairhaven, walk south on 12th St. and cross the Padden Creek bridge. We are immediately on your left after crossing the bridge. Or, you could walk along Padden Creek on the Interurban Trail and follow the signs …

Abe Lloyd's Indigenous foods and plant Walk

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Go register for one of his courses! Salal, Cascadian Food Institute: http://www.cascadianfood.net/contact/
Posted by Elise Cziraky on Monday, April 4, 2016

Join us for a Beer?

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We had a tremendous night and lots of community support for our mission, much fun was had, music enjoyed and laughter.  Thanks so much for joining us!

Class Events Walks and Bugs day

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