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*WSU Whatcom County Extension Master Gardener Advanced Training
St. Luke's Community Health Education Center
Bellingham , WA
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*WSU Whatcom County Extension Master Gardener Advanced Training
Friday, October 31, 2014, 8:30 am to 2:30 pm,

This full day training brings local and regional experts to teach topics such as; gardening with youth, rain garden design, watershed protection and citizen science, Native Plants, hands-on clinic lab, Composting, Backyard Bees, and more.
Training is open to the public.
The full day training counts for five hours of Master Gardener Continuing Education credits.
There are multiple talks to chose from.  Speaker info is on our website http://whatcom.wsu.edu/ch/mgadvanced.html  

8:15 - 8:30 Registration & Coffee
8:30 - 9:00 Welcome and Opening Remarks
9:00 - 9:30 Real Food Media Show- 24 minutes of award winning short films

9:45 - 11:00 Session 1 (Participants chose A, B, C or D)

A)   Honey Bees- Health & Habitat  Rob Rienstra owner of   Backyard Bees with a B.S. in Biochemistry

B)   Keeping it Clean: Food safety practices in fruit & vegetable gardening. Colleen Burrows, WSU Whatcom County Extension Agriculture Special Projects Coordinator

C)   Rain Gardens for Beauty, Stormwater Management & Water Conservation. Janaki Kilgore, trained by Dept. of Ecology rain gardens & Bioretention Educator

D)   Diagnostic Clinic Lab. Hands-on session led by Skagit &  Whatcom County Master Gardeners

11:15 - 12:30 Session 2 (Participants chose A, B, C or D)

A)   Optimal Composting.Robert Paskewitz, research & development of compost management

B)   Beans, Kids, & Farmers: A WSU Horticulture Graduate Student shares her Research. Kelly Atterberry, WSU M.S. candidate Department of Horticulture

C)   Gardening with Native Plants. Bay Renaud  20 years of native plant experience, owner - Plantas Nativa LLC

D)   Diagnostic Clinic Lab. Hands-on session led by Skagit & Whatcom County Master Gardeners

12:30 - 1:00Lunch

1:15 - 2:30 Session 3 (Participants chose A, B or C)

A)   Bats, Rats and other Scary Stuff. Dave Pehling, WSU Snohomish Extension Educator
B)   Watershed Study of Lake Padden - a backyard perspective
David Roberts - Principle at  Kulshan Environmental Services
C)   Diagnostic Clinic LabHands-on session led by Skagit & Whatcom County Master Gardeners


St. Luke's Community Health Education Center (View)
3333 Squalicum Parkway
Bellingham , WA 98225
United States


Education > Classes
Food > Markets & Farms

Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!



Meagen J.
Mt. Vernon, WA United States
Oct 27, 2014 10:42 PM
Andrew W.
Tulsa, OK United States
Oct 26, 2014 10:28 PM
Bonnie N.
Stanwood, WA United States
Oct 26, 2014 6:38 PM
Joseph S.
Bellingham, WA United States
Oct 25, 2014 1:40 PM
John R.
Camano island, WA United States
Oct 25, 2014 12:20 PM

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