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Extension helps new beekeepers care for vital pollinators

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

SPOKANE, Wash. – Apprentice beekeeper Bethe Bowman never thought she would care so deeply about the humble honey bee. Taking beekeeping classes through Washington State University Extension, she installed two buzzing backyard hives, each containing roughly 30,000 bees, this spring. » More …

May 17-18: Workshop helps communities lessen wildfire risk

firewiseAIRWAY HEIGHTS, Wash. – A free workshop about fire behavior and community organizing to defend against wildfires will be Tuesday and Wednesday, May 17-18, at the Enduris Training Facility in Airway Heights. The address is 1610 S. Technology Blvd., Spokane, Wash. » More …

‘Treemageddon’ storm shifts to Arbor Day

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A giant spruce tree knocked down by the Nov. 17 windstorm in Spokane. (Photo by Tim Kohlhauff, WSU)

By Linda Weiford, WSU News

SPOKANE, Wash. – Spokane will observe a bittersweet National Arbor Day this Friday, April 29. Not only is the ponderosa pine its official tree, but the city has been declared a Tree City USA for 12 years in a row by the National Arbor Foundation. » More …

March 3-24: Free farm talks on both sides of state

By Kate Halstead, WSU Extension

farmEVERETT, Wash. – Four free farm talks addressing the challenges facing small farms will be held 6-9 p.m. Thursdays, March 3-24, at the Gray Wolf Building, 2000 Tower St., Everett, and at Washington State University Spokane County Extension, 222 N. Havana, Spokane, Wash. » More …

Statewide fall courses cultivate farmer success

LettucePULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University Extension’s Cultivating Success courses are designed to make starting and maintaining a farm business easier. The courses are offered regularly in counties across the state and can be taken in any order. Registration is open for fall courses. » More …

Forest stewardship class includes wildfire mitigation

forest-250LIBERTY LAKE, Wash. – Minimizing wildfire risk is among the management skills that will be taught in the hands-on Forest Stewardship Coached Planning course to be held 6-9 p.m. Wednesdays, Sept. 16-Nov. 4, at the Liberty Lake Public Library, 23123 E. Mission Ave., Liberty Lake, Wash. » More …

April 30: Fire behavior workshop in the Blue Mountains

By Scott Weybright, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

wildfire-by-bugwood.org-2j00DAYTON, Wash. – Fire behavior, history, tools to evaluate conditions, firefighter roles and state regulations and policies will be discussed in a free workshop for woodland owners and others 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday, April 30, at 111 Pattit Rd., Dayton. » More …

March 12-April 30: Program helps landowners manage forests

forest-250COLVILLE, Wash. – Landowners in eastern Washington can gain management skills to keep forests thriving at the hands-on Forest Stewardship Coached Planning course to be held 6-9 p.m. Thursdays, March 12-April 30, at the Stevens County Extension Office, Suite D, 986 S. Main St., Colville. » More …