Deadline near for community garden grants

March 20 is this year’s deadline for community groups to apply for community garden grants from WSU Whatcom County Extension.

Now in its eighth year, the Community First Garden Project offers small grants to create and expand community gardens in Whatcom County. The project also provides technical support and education to new and established gardens.

To date, the project has funded a total of 207 raised beds, three hoop houses, plus fencing, soil amendments, vegetable starts, seeds, tools and more.

For details and applications, go to whatcom.wsu.edu or contact Beth Chisholm at 360-676-6736, ext. 12, or beth.chisholm@wsu.edu.