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Office Closed on Fridays through May 2022

Our office will be closed on Fridays in May as we get ready to move our office location in June 2022. Email us (wsu.whatcom@wsu.edu) or leave us a message on our voicemail (360-778-5806) so we can return your inquiry, as soon as possible. Thank you! We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Please note: As the “Move Day” gets closer, we may need to close additional days.

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Diagnostic Plant Clinic

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Soil Testing for Home Gardeners

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Master Composter Training!

Give back to the community and teach
others as a volunteer educator!

 

4-session workshop!
Waste reduction and composting for the garden.
May 24, 31, June 7, 14 • 10am – noon on Tuesdays

Master Composter Website


Self-Service Plant Sale

Starts May 29, 2022
Hovander Homestead Park
5299 Nielsen Ave., Ferndale, WA
https://extension.wsu.edu/whatcom/hg/plant-sale


WeGrow Work Party

Saturday – May 21, 2022 • 9:30am – Noon
Video of previous event: https://vimeo.com/215146603

INFO Sheet (pdf)


Position Opportunities:

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Assistant Professor in Rural Health Promotion and
Whatcom County Extension Director

Washington State University (WSU) and the College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences seeks a candidate to join Extension’s Youth and Families Program Unit for the position of Assistant Professor and Whatcom County Extension Director. This is a permanent, 12-month, full-time, career-track position based at the WSU Whatcom County Extension office in Bellingham, WA.

INFO sheet (pdf) • Apply Website

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4-H Whatcom County Extension Coordinator
for Youth Development Program

This position provides oversight and leadership, including volunteer management for the WSU 4-H Youth Development Extension Program of Whatcom County, which currently supervises over 125 adult volunteer club leaders that serve as many as 900 youth enrolled in more than 50 active clubs. This oversight includes the development and implementation of programs and activities that conform with the policies and procedures of WSU Extension, and specifically the 4-H Youth Development Program, under the direction of the Regional 4-H Specialist Faculty and the State 4-H Associate Director.

Apply Website


New Extension resource:

Beef Cattle Column advertisement

Extension has developed a monthly beef cattle column, check it out here.


Educational Opportunity:

Organic and Sustainable Agriculture at WSU Everett Degree Announcement

Organic and Sustainable Agriculture
at WSU Everett

Complete part of a four year WSU agriculture degree closer to home, including hands-on experience through a series of internships at the WSU Everest campus.

Information slides (pdf)


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 mg.whatcom@wsu.edu 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.

 


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

 

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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.

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Office Phone Number:
(360) 778-5800

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

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

 

Impending Move

The Extension office will soon be moving to a new location in the month of June 2022. Because of this, there will be times that our office will be closed so we can pack, move equipment, etc. Please email or call us if you need to know if we are available, before making the trip to our office.

Our future location will be:

600 Dupont Street
Bellingham, WA 98225