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The Gardens and more in 2014

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Gardeners began work in the early spring by hosting a Kids and Bugs event.

Alison Kutz from Sound Horticulture led an exploration of beneficial plants and insects for the gardens.  We'll be hosting more of these type events in the future.

Keep up with our current schedule here. 

The weather allowed us to get busy in the early spring to install our gardens.


The Pysanky Patch is an asparagus garden in memory of our major donor, Annelise Pysanky.

Annelise was a Quaker, a letter carrier, a gardener,
an artist and a lover of chickens, dogs and maples.

Asparagus made her laugh.

Annelise chose her last name -Pysanky,
because she loved to paint he colorful Ukranian Easter Eggs that are known as Pysanky eggs.


The ferro cement border was installed in 2012 and additional tile work was applied this spring by Chuckanut Center volunteers, led by Lynn Torno.    









Our fence line is updated annually.


This spring we planted many bulbs and sunflowers.

We received generous donations of plants …

2017 Educational Gardens at Chuckanut Center

Medicinal Herbscape Garden Will be stewarded by Gary Bachman, AKADr. Gary Bachman, ND, RN. Contact Gary at 360-941-5283. Gary has family roots in herbal & natural medicine and has been actively learning, using and teaching about herbs for over 35 years. He has worked in the healthcare field for over 40 years in mental health, hospice, oncology, therapeutic touch, massage and naturopathic medicine. While studying at Bastyr University he was on faculty and ran the Bastyr Botanical Gardens. He has studied with many local, regional and widely known herbalists. The Medicinal Herbscape Garden will be one of the first gardens a visitor will pass by upon entering at the gatehouse. Welcoming us will be plantings using primarily bioregional medicinal herbs planted with a permaculture design. Non-regional medicinal herbs may be included if appropriate. This garden will provide medicinal herbal plants for identification to garden visitors or classes, and can be made available for classes to demo…