By Kate Halstead, WSU Extension
SULTAN, Wash. – Whether you have a tiny backyard or hundreds of acres, growing gourmet mushrooms can be a satisfying and tasty venture. In the Pacific Northwest, there are about a dozen mushroom species including oyster, shiitake, and maiitake, which can be grown using many of our native tree species. Ensuring success with this type of backyard farming, however, involves developing a good understanding of the process and knowledge of the techniques involved.
By Adriana Aumen, College of Arts & Sciences
PULLMAN, Wash. – Master of fine arts students at Washington State University are participating in creative cross-pollination through two art exchange exhibitions with peers at nearby universities this month.
ARLINGTON, Wash. – Building inexpensive high tunnels for three-season crop production can be a daunting task. Learn the basics while helping Garden Treasures nursery build tunnels 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, March 1, at 3328 State Route 530 NE, Arlington, at a workshop hosted by Washington State University Extension.
PULLMAN, Wash. – Pullman entrepreneur Aziz Makhani will discuss how he obtained funding to develop and market KickShot, his educational board game based on soccer, at 9:10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 14, in CUE 114 at Washington State University. The class, Entrepreneurial Finance 426, will be open to the public.
PULLMAN, Wash. – Mapping the genome of a child from the Clovis period has shown his family is the direct ancestor of roughly 80 percent of present day Native Americans, according to a paper published today in the journal Nature (http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v506/n7487/full/nature13025.html).
PULLMAN, Wash. – Consistent, increased funding for Washington State University’s research on tree fruit, clean energy, vegetables and other specialty crops, as well as increased support for the National Clean Plant Network, are just several vital components of the farm bill signed by President Obama today that will strengthen WSU’s ability to support and stimulate the state’s food and wine industries.