This calendar is the place to find fun events happening throughout Whatcom County including Bellingham, Ferndale, Lynden and beyond.
Get ready to have a radical time as we turn our alley into a Mountain Bike playground and festival! During Bellingham Beer Week, this event will raise funds for WMBC Whatcom Mountain Bike Coalition, and we’re shutting down the alley behind Boundary Bay for…BIKES…BIKES and BIKES.
Here’s what you’ll experience:
-Live music by Hot Damn Scandal at 2:30 p.m. (Free and All Ages!)
-Exclusive Galbraith Mountain Series Beers on tap (Taplist coming soon)
-Mountain Bike Skills Course by Chris Mellick (RRAD)
-Bike Demos by Jack’s Bicycle Center
-Jump demos by local mountain bike pros
-Raffles and Giveaways, including a BRAND NEW KIDS GIANT MOUNTAIN BIKE!!!!
-Info Fair and More!
Special thanks to Jack’s Bicycle Center for their support!
This event is free and family friendly.
Krista Rome, owner/operator of local organic seed company Resilient Seeds, will present the ins and outs of growing dry legumes and grains in our cool Pacific Northwest climate.
After four years of intensive variety trials and in her 10th year of growing these crops in Whatcom County, Krista has plenty of tips to share. From variety choice to planting dates, harvest tools to low-tech threshing and seed cleaning, Krista will send you on your way with confidence to grow your own year round protein-rich staple crops. After her approximately one hour presentation, together we will plant a few plots of favored dry legumes and grains at the Chuckanut Center gardens for gardeners to tend and learn from this summer.
*Krista will also bring seeds for sale (including local heirlooms that you won’t find elsewhere); you can order ahead of time to ensure availability at www.resilient-seeds.com.
Locally grown dry beans and grains are the building blocks for a low-impact, high protein diet, are easy to grow and store well long-term. Beans and grains can assist with building soil health when used in crop rotations. Dry beans and grains are also an easy introduction to backyard seed saving for personal and community-based food/seed security.
At this field practicum, you will learn to identify and control some of the most common invasive weeds that cause economic and environmental damage in forests, such as blackberries, knotweed, Scotch broom, tansy ragwort, herb Robert and more. The practicum will cover both chemical and non-chemical control options.
This practicum is completely field based and centered around hands-on learning. After safety briefings, you will don protective gear (provided) to watch demonstrations and then do hands-on practicing of multiple control techniques, such as hand-pulling, root digging, wrenching, foliar sprays, cut stump treatments and stem injection. You will learn about how to use herbicides safely and effectively, including what products to use for specific weeds and where to get those products, how to read a label, proper safety equipment, avoiding environmental damage, pesticide laws, tank mixing, calibrating a sprayer for the proper application rate and clean-up.
$15 per person, $25 per couple before April 21.
$25 per person and $35 per couple thereafter.
Vegetable gardening is about more than planting seeds! Join staff from Cloud Mountain Farm Center for a practical overview of how to successfully grow a wide variety of produce throughout the year. The workshop will cover how to get your garden started, from buying seeds and plant starts and planning your plantings, to managing your soil and fertility inputs and timing for multiple harvests.
Bokashi is a fermentation process which pickles your food waste (including meat, cheese, dairy and citrus) indoors, year-round, without turning or requiring much space. The fermentation creates a nutrient rich pre-compost that is then added to soil. In this class, Nicole Styles will teach participants how to set up their own Bokashi composting system.
Get your garden going, reinvigorate your yard and spruce up your front porch with an amazing array of flowers and plants – and all for a good cause! Peruse the 12 huge greenhouses packed with perennials, annuals and colorful ornamentals.
Discover new culinary and medicinal herbs, delight in dozens of varieties of lavender, basil and more. It’s a treasure trove for budding landscapers, with an endless array of flowers and landscaping plants to choose from including outrageous hanging baskets, in dozens of varieties and colors.
Vegetable starts will also be available, donated by Joe’s Garden, be sure to get there early to find your favorite tomato variety.
The Cascade Cuts Plant Sale is the biggest fundraiser of the year for Sustainable Connections’ Food & Farming Program. All proceeds go to support Sustainable Connections local food and farmer initiatives.