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Jan. 8: ‘Cultivating Success’ course growing small farms
December 1, 2017

By Kate Ryan, WSU Extension

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EVERETT, Wash. – A 12-week course, “Cultivating Success: Agricultural Entrepreneurship and Farm Business Planning,” begins Jan. 8 and will be offered 5:30-8:30 p.m. on Mondays, in Stanwood and Renton, via simulcasting.

Oct. 18: Series starts on growing your own groceries
October 4, 2017

By Kate Ryan, WSU Snohomish County Extension

lush gardenEVERETT, 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. 18 at the Washington State University Snohomish County Extension Cougar Auditorium, 600 128th St. SE, Everett, inside McCollum Park.

Sept. 21: Kaiser Permanente president to speak at annual WSU Seattle Power Breakfast
September 1, 2017

By Sue McMurray, Carson College of Business

SEATTLE, Wash. – Susan Mullaney, president of Kaiser Permanente Washington, will present “Health Care: Bold Moves in a Time of Uncertainty” as the keynote speaker at the annual Power Breakfast networking event sponsored by the Washington State University Carson College of Business.

When science slides – wet weather sets off mudslides
April 19, 2017

Weathercatch Photo LogoBy Nic Loyd, WSU meteorologist, and Linda Weiford, WSU News

SPOKANE, Wash. – When it comes to precipitation, the Inland Northwest has really been dumped on. Look no further than the pot holes, soggy lawns and tattered rubber boots for proof.  And now — landslides.

March 25: Using livestock guardian dogs for predator control
February 13, 2017

By Kate Ryan, WSU Extension

MONROE, Wash. – A workshop about using livestock guardian dogs for predator control will be held 1-4 p.m. Saturday, March 25, in the Qualco Energy Conference Room, 18117 203rd St. SE, Monroe, hosted by Washington State University Snohomish County Extension.

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.

Business advising promotes teacher to Montessori ownership
February 1, 2017

By Hope Belli Tinney, Washington SBDC

MONROE, Wash. – Sometimes Thea Heineman cannot quite believe that she and her husband Aaron are owners of the Monroe Montessori School. Founded in 1978 by Allan and Gayle Washburn, the school serves approximately 130 families in Snohomish County and has a student population of 150 with classes for toddlers through third grade.

March 15, 21: Landowner succession planning workshop
January 25, 2017

By Kate Ryan, WSU Extension

EVERETT, Wash. – Landowners may wish to preserve their family lands and associated businesses but not know how to engage the next generation(s) in the process.