We're hosting a luncheon
with the Bellingham Harborview Lions
Wednesday, Sept. 13 at 11:30-1:00
at Chuckanut Center

Please RSVP for the luncheon by email at
 The Lions have graciously sponsored a gift registry at Fred Meyer to help stock our kitchen for future cooking classes.
     You can view the registry here.

     Also, if you have a Rewards Card at Fred Meyer you may link it to our Chuckanut Center nonprofit and we will receive donations based on any purchases you make there.  Follow this link to routinely support our efforts when you shop at Fred Meyer.  Thanks!

...and hope to see you at the luncheon!
Garden Dinner Parties
at Chuckanut Center!

Tuesdays, July 11th and July 25
6:00 to 9:00 pm

Join us for some much-appreciated help in our gardens,
 then enjoy a scrumptious dinner provided by Chuckanut Center!

Vegetarian and gluten-free offerings available 
as well as lots of ice-cold beverages.  

Special offer to chicken owners:
bring bags and buckets to take compost home to your flock

RSVP's are helpful for meal planning!
For more information contact:  
Jean Kroll at
How to find us and where to park?  Click here.

Compost workshop June 17

Compost Workshop Saturday, June 17 10 AM-2 PM at Chuckanut Center

We'll explore 5 unique ways to build healthy soil: Leaf mold Worm bins Compost tea Bokashi Korean Natural Farming method
Suggested donation $20 (nobody turned away) Scroll to bottom of page for registration form
Program: Greetings, introductions10:00 Leaf Mold10:10Presented by Martin Passmore In many cities people experience leaves more as a soggy problem than a valuable resource. But they are easily transformed over time into leaf mold, a cheap, weed-free source of humus and soil life which was highly valued by traditional gardeners. I call it beginners' compost, because it has low nuisance-potential and only takes up space and time without demanding much attention. The volume is reduced considerably as it matures. I will describe and illustrate my current three-year process and what I have learned in a decade or so that might be useful to others.
Outdoor Worm Compost Bins10:30
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 @
or voice mail : 470-236-8374 or email

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
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

Plant Sale: May 14th Tomatoes, Hostas, Rhubarb and much, much more!

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:
We are the only local source for these:
Sporospelka - early, delicious small red Czech Yellow Cherry Orange …

Event: Bokashi: Urban Composting using Fermentation

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 …