Join us for a slideshow trail tour around Bellingham, Western Whatcom County, the Skagit Valley, and Fidalgo Island with award winning guidebook author Craig Romano.
The Buzz on Blueberry Pollination
Monday, March 19 | 6:30 p.m. | Resource Room
Honey bees are the primary pollinator for blueberries in Western Washington, but weather conditions and the unique flower morphology of blueberry limits their ability to effectively pollinate this important crop. Lisa DeVetter of WSU’s NWREC will present her research and findings on this subject.
Mount Vernon Parks Foundation & Little Mountain Park
Tuesday, March 20 | 6:30 p.m. | Resource Room
Parks Foundation Vice President Pete Wheeler will give you the scoop on the latest developments at Little Mountain Park, including the newly-funded Heart of the Park Project, the Youth Educational Hiking Program, and a new initiative at Edgewater Park.
Seeds or Starts? Planning & Planting Your Spring & Summer Garden - and SEED SWAP!
Tuesday, April 3rd | 6:00 p.m. | Resource Room
Some vegetables and flowers thrive when planted directly into the ground. Others grow best when started in a pot or tray, then transplanted outside. Learn the best conditions for starting your favorite plants, and take home some free seeds. If you have extras, bring them to share. Presented by Skagit County Master Gardener Ada Snyder and Valerie Rose.
Fragrant Shrubs for PNW Gardens
Monday, April 9th | 6:00 p.m. | Resource Room
Sometimes we forget to consider scent when we select plants for our gardens. Fragrance can bring added pleasure and there are many wonderful shrubs that do well here in the PNW that have delightful scents. This talk will cover shrubs for every season and will include a plant list to take home. Presented by Skagit County Master Gardener Diana Wisen.
Organic Farming in Skagit Valley – with Waxwing Farm
Thursday, April 12th | 6:30 p.m. | Resource Room
Join Waxwing Farm to talk about their organic farming journey! Learn about eating more vegetables in season, ways to connect with small scale agriculture, and the benefits for your health and family!
Taylor Barker and Arielle Luckmann are pleased to live in the estuary of the Skagit River, and call farming their career. Both Pacific Northwest natives, they enjoy spending time in the mountains and woods, and love sharing meals with family and friends. Find out more about them and their farm at waxwingfarmllc.com
Mosses, Fungi, and Lichen
Thursday, April 16th | 6:30 p.m. | Resource Room
Deborah Smeltzer, master gardener, will describe three interesting life forms: mosses, fungi and lichens, from a gardener's perspective, including their anatomy, cultural characteristics, portraits, and role as "friend" or "foe" in the Pacific Northwest.
Hardy Succulents for the Pacific Northwest Gardener
Monday, April 23rd | 6:00 p.m. | Resource Room
Presented by master gardener Dixie Mitchell. Examples will be shown and two door prizes of hardy succulents will be given away.
Vive la Quebec: Kayaking and Exploring the Gulf of St Lawrence
Thursday, April 26th| 6:30 p.m. | Resource Room
Presented by Genny Langworthy, Western Breeze Photography.
Summer’s Child by Diane Chamberlain
Thursday, April 12th | 12:30 p.m. | Director's Office
Summary: One summer, 11-year-old Daria finds an abandoned newborn on the beach. When no one claims her, "Shelly" is adopted into Daria's loving family. Genres: Fiction, Romance novel, Domestic Fiction