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Dirt, rolly-pollies part of award-winning gardening program
June 28, 2017

By Scott Weybright, College of Agricultural, Human and Natural Resources

kids explore dirt, worms, insectsSPOKANE, Wash. – Worms and rolly-pollies work great at getting kids interested in gardening, and digging for these critters in a box of dirt is a big hit.

Master Gardeners honor Lowe’s store volunteers
March 14, 2017

By Seth Trucott, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

PASCO, Wash. – Staff from the Pasco Lowe’s store built and installed nearly 100 community garden beds to help feed local families, and the Master Gardeners of Benton and Franklin counties recently saluted their efforts with the 2016 Volunteer of the Year award.

Beginning beekeeping course starts Feb. 27
February 9, 2017

By Kate Ryan, WSU Extension

EVERETT, Wash. – To help rebuild, maintain and expand local pollinators and honey producers, an apprentice level beekeeping course will run 6:30-9:30 p.m. Mondays, Feb. 27-March 27, in McCollum Park at Washington State University Snohomish County Extension’s Cougar Auditorium, 600 128th St. SE, Everett.

Feb. 15: Gardener talks about growing heirloom vegetables
February 9, 2017

By Kate Ryan, WSU Extension

EVERETT, Wash. – The origins of heirloom vegetables, how to grow them and a seed swap will be part of a presentation by author and garden blogger Bill Thorness at 7-9:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15, in the Washington State University Snohomish County Extension Cougar Auditorium in McCollum Park, 600 128th St. SE, Everett.

Nov. 19: Workshop on making, applying great compost
October 27, 2016

compostCARNATION, Wash. – The benefits of compost are well known, but making and using it well takes some know-how and planning. A Washington State University Extension compost workshop will be 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, Nov. 19, at Oxbow Farm and Conservation Center, 10819 Carnation-Duvall Rd. NE, Carnation.

Oct. 19: Growing Groceries series starts with good soil
October 4, 2016

By Kate Ryan, WSU Extension

tomatoes-80pEVERETT, Wash. – The Growing Groceries garden education series will start with home soil sample analysis at 7-9:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19, in the Washington State University Snohomish County Extension Cougar Auditorium in McCollum Park, 600 128th St. SE, Everett.

Oct. 19: Series starts on growing your own groceries
September 12, 2016

grow-groceries-detailEVERETT, Wash. – Growing your own healthy, sustainable food – whether on an apartment deck or on many acres – is the focus of the 10-class Growing Groceries series that starts Oct. 19 at the Washington State University Snohomish County Extension Cougar Auditorium, 600 128th St. SE, Everett, inside McCollum Park.

WSU, Tulalip tribes campaign to fight invasive weeds
July 28, 2016

weed-posterEVERETT, Wash. – New colorful posters and other materials are available to alert area residents about invasive weeds that threaten to overwhelm native plants on Tulalip tribal and Snohomish County lands.

July 28: Field day shares research at WSU Organic Farm
July 18, 2016

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By Seth Truscott, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

PULLMAN, Wash. – A free, public field day at Washington State University’s Eggert Family Organic Farm will start at 8 a.m. Thursday, July 28. It will demonstrate how research is hitting its stride in the farm’s second year at its new location.