Discover Your Wild Backyard with Craig Romano

Tuesday, March 13 | 6:30 p.m. | Resource Room

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

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.

Book Club

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


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