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Diagnostic Plant Clinic

Gardening Green Courses

Offered Spring 2023

Educational Opportunity:

Spring and Summer Announcement and a garden

Planning and Prepping Your Spring and Summer Garden

Saturday, April 8, 2023 • 10:00-11:00am
Lynden Public Library
216 4th Street, Lynden, WA

Info Flyer (pdf)Website

Screenshot of Gardening Green websiteLearn the Essential Principles for
Landscape Gardening Success

Would you like to grow naturally beautiful landscape that keeps our Whatcom waters clean? Would you like to know how to nourish healthy soils, how to save water, and reduce your maintenance chores? WSU Whatcom County Extension’s Gardening Green courses will teach you the essential principles for successful landscape gardening that is easier on the environment – using more know-how and less fertilizer and pesticides.


Master Composter Recycler Training Examples

Master Composter Recycler Training
2023 Spring Training

– Vermicomposting
– Backyard Composting
– Food Waste Prevention
– Comprehensive Recycling

4-week course • Mondays – May 10, 17, 24, & 31, 2023

Course fee: $50
(Including: class materials, tours and hands-on workshops.)

Information Flyer (pdf)Website

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

Most days • 9am-Noon & 1pm-4pm

Website (link)

Bring samples of that pesky bug, mystery weed, diseased branch or flower into the office at the County Extension office at: 600 Dupont Street, Suite A, Bellingham, WA.

Pack your sample in a zip-lock bag, and bring them to us!!

Samples for Plant and Weed ID must be alive, fresh, and undamaged. They should include leaves, buds, stems, flowers, roots, and fruits/seeds or as many of these features as possible. A single leaf is not enough!

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


Northern Giant Hornet

Alert Info – Northern 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

600 Dupont Street, Suite A
Bellingham, WA  98225

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