About Us


     Our founding board members had the vision and energy to take on the restoration and re-purposing of an historical asset of the City of Bellingham.  We began our work in 2009 and were granted our occupancy status on April 1, 2017.  Click here for a brief history of the restoration process.



Our current board members:

Erin McCain-Anderson, President 
Born and raised in Bellingham and living in Ferndale with her family, Erin holds this little corner of the world near and dear to her heart. She learned about her love of gardens and her green thumb while working with herbs in a production nursery.  So she planted her first garden in the back yard of a rental and hasn't stopped in 20 years.  Erin also worked for a number of years in community recreation programming and as an environmental education teacher just out of college.  Now her professional life is in event planning for non-profits and team facilitation for businesses.  At home she's an urban homesteader, where her families 1/4 acre neighborhood lot sports many chickens, rabbits, a gigantic vegtable garden and a lot of fruits.  She loves to can, cook and entertain friends and be outside in the sunshine.  
She can't wait to get her hands dirty in the gardens of Chuckanut Center, utilize the beautiful house for instruction and gatherings and work to building the center as an important resource for individuals wanting to be more self sufficient, feel more food secure, connect to other like minded community members and grow a network of urban homesteaders. 


Jean Kroll
Jean has had an interest in community resilience through urban homesteading since the early 2000s and has been involved in Chuckanut Center since 2008.  She has served as Board Secretary and has managed a garden plot, been a regular garden volunteer and has helped with fundraising, work parties and events.  Jean believes that the future lies in resilient communities -- that grow food, share skills and have fun together! 





Hannah Parker, Treasurer
Bio coming soon!



We are located at the northern end of Chuckanut Drive and steward 1.8 acres of land in Fairhaven Park in Bellingham, Washington.  
     Chuckanut Center is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization based in Bellingham, WA.

Contact us at ChuckanutCenter@gmail.com