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Fall harvesting in the RE Patch – food and reuse

The RE Patch community garden and demonstration site is enjoying it’s first harvest season.

This urban pea patch lives behind The RE Store in Bellingham, as a part of the The RE Store/RE Sources/Sustainable Living Center compound. It is a fertile and food-bearing example of creative reuse and volunteer elbow grease, guided by the good folks at Bellingham Urban Gardens and Homestead Habitats.  Crucial support has come from many local businesses. Since its first work in April, the patch now sports:

  • eleven garden plots build from salvaged lumber
  • a permaculture native forest edible garden
  • a rack of edible mushroom logs
  • arbor and picnic bench made from reclaimed building materials by The RE store’s REvision Division
  • a rainwater cistern pilot demonstration system with a 900 gallon capacity, thanks to the City Of Bellingham Public Works Department
  • compost system and tool shed

There are currently 3 plots available so contact Jennifer Fredricksen, the RE Patch coordinator, via phone at (503) 528-4664 or via email at jenniferfredricksen@yahoo.com

 Thanks to all our sponsors and volunteers

City of Bellingham Public Works

Tree Frog Farms   •   Cascadia Mushrooms,

Growsource   •   Cloud Mountain Farms

Plantas Nativa   •   The Gardens at Padden Creek

Sunbreak Nursery   •   Shelterbelt, Inc.

Sunseed Farm   •   Treemendous Plantworks

Whatcom Conservation District   •   Joe’s Gardens

The Garden Spot   •   Earthworks Tree Service

DeWilde’s Nursery   •   Starkenburg Shavings

Bakerview Nursery & Garden Center

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