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Coronavirus COVID-19

COVID-19 Advisory: WSU Extension is working to keep our communities safe. All Extension programming is being provided virtually, postponed, or canceled. Effective March 16, 2020, WSU Extension county offices and WSU Research & Extension Centers will be closed to the public. We are available via email, phone, and webconference.


Diagnostic Plant Clinic

Home Horticulture Training

Attend online in Spring 2021

COVID-19 Response

For Farmers

• Farmers & Food Production/Business Operations

For Families…

• School Meal Programs

Food Meal Resources

• Meal info for eastern Whatcom County

Additional Resources…

Showcased at our Snap-Ed website

seeds sent in the mail

Unsolicited Seeds Received in the Mail

Please be cautious if you have received from China an unsolicited package with unidentified seeds.

Keep the seeds and packaging, including the mailing label, DO NOT OPEN THE SEED PACKET. Place all contents in a Ziploc-type bag, then place the bag in an envelope or small box and mail the seeds directly to:

USDA-APHIS-PPQ – Attn: Jason Allen
Seattle Plant Inspection Station
835 South 192nd Street, Bldg D, Ste 1600
SeaTac, WA 98148

If you cannot mail the items, do not dispose of them. Keep the seeds, packaging, and mailing label and contact your local Extension office.

WSU Whatcom County Extension Office
(360) 778-5806 •
1000 N. Forest Street, Bellingham, WA 98225 (Note: Due to COVID-19, the office is only open by appointment.)

Anyone who has already planted seeds should not dispose of the plants or soil. Contact the WSU Whatcom County Extension Office: (360) 778-5806 •

Asian Giant Hornet

Alert Info – Asian Giant Hornet

Information is relevant to both commercial farmers & homeowners.

Whatcom Ag Monthly: Additional Information on Asian Giant Hornet

WSU Whatcom County Extension: Asian Giant Hornet Website

Diagnostic Plant Clinic

Important Notice:
Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Impact to Plant Clinics

Currently “In person” clinics are closed, but Master Gardeners are here to help and are responding via  e-mail.

To submit your request to the Plant Clinic,  email us at Please provide the location and a detailed description of the problem, plant, or insect. Send digital photos if possible.  Also, provide a phone number in case we have more questions.

Please check back here for more information on the status of our clinics.

And as always, this service is FREE and open to the public.

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County Programs

WSU Extension programs and policies are consistent with federal and state laws and regulations on nondiscrimination regarding race, sex, religion, age, color, creed, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, and veteran status. Evidence or noncompliance may be reported through the WSU Extension office. Reasonable accommodations will be made for persons with disabilities and special needs who contact the Whatcom Extension office at least two weeks prior to the event.

Logo of WSU Whatcom County Extension

Office Phone Number:
(360) 778-5800

1000 N. Forest Street
Suite #201
Bellingham, WA  98225

“Serving the Citizens of Whatcom County for over 100 Years!”


Effective immediately

Due to the COVID-19 (Corona Virus) outbreak the WSU Whatcom Extension County office is closed to the public. Some units will continue their work during this undetermined time by phone, email, video-conferencing or other electronic means.

There however may be some cancellations / postponements of events and we will do our best to keep everyone informed.

We appreciate your patience until we are able to resume full and normal operations of our office.

Thank you