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November events at Chuckanut Center

Here's our events for November at Chuckanut Center ...a little something for everyone!
Saturday, November 4, 10am-noon Making Raw Seed/Veggie Crackers & Kale Chips (everything is Gluten Free) Presenter:  Suki Aufhauser Come learn how easy it is to make raw crackers from seeds & veggies, as well as how to make raw kale chips with all the extra kale you have in your garden. Suggested donation $20.  Kids under 14 free with adult.  Pre-registration required.

Thursday, November 9, 7-9pm RISE UP SINGING! Join us for a song sharing evening at our cozy Chuckanut Center.  Participants are encouraged to bring instruments, voices and lyric/chord charts to share with participants. $5 suggested donation.  Tea and cookies provided.

Saturday, November 18, 10am-noon, and 1-3pm. Sue C. Boynton Poetry Contest Workshop Part 2 Get inspired for this year’s contest!  Two workshops will be held;  10am-noon led by J.R. Lara, 1-3pm led by Eli Shipley.   $30 for one workshop, $50 for both, payable at the door. …

October events at Chuckanut Center

Here's what we are up to this month. Hope you can join us!
Thursday, October 12 7-9pm RISE UP SINGING!  Join us for our inaugural song circle at Chuckanut Center.  Participants are encouraged to bring instruments, voices and lyric/chord charts to share with participants.  Share songs and build community! $5 suggested donation. Cider, tea and cookies provided.

Saturday, October 14 1-4pm Pickled beets and carrots canning demonstration at Chuckanut Center.   Adults only.  $10 suggested donation, includes a pint of the finished product. RSVP’s are helpful.   Registration form here.

Saturday, October 21 9am-noon Landscape Stewards meet at Chuckanut Center Chuckanut Center is initiating a quarterly event to help maintain the 1.8 acre grounds at the former Rose Garden at Fairhaven Park.   Coffee, tea, cider & donuts will be provided.

Also on Saturday, October 21 10am-2pm 6th Annual Community Cider Press Bring your apples and containers to take home your fresh cider. RSVP’s requested for scheduling pur…

Hop & Harvest Block Party at Stones Throw Brewery

Join us on October 8 as we celebrate the fall harvest season at Stones Throw Brewery.
Bring your apples (and containers) to press into cider and excess garden produce to share with your neighbors!
Stones Throw brewers have added locally grown hops to make a special brew.  Sales will benefit our Chuckanut Center.
Volunteers will be needed for this event.  To volunteer please contact Nadine at
Hope you can join us!
 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