The Gardens and more in 2014

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 and bulbs from our local nursery, Cascade Cuts.       

 Our gardens were bountiful and beautiful this year.

Gardeners met on Thursday evenings to harvest produce, which were taken to local neighbors in need by the Bellingham Cargo Club.

We hosted a square dance this summer.

We had a great time kicking up our heels and celebrating this wonderful experience at the Caretakers House & Gardens.

We hope to host many future musical events.

Music was provided by local stringband musicians.     

As the growing season came to a close we hosted a Volunteer Appreciation event.

Music was provided by Austin, Eric Duran and Keith Fredrickson.        

The year wouldn't be complete without hosting a Community Cider Press.  This year was our 5th annual celebration.