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Organic farm, master gardeners offer gardening course

PULLMAN – WSU Extension Master Gardeners and the WSU Organic Farm are joining forces to offer an intensive course in organic gardening beginning Feb. 20.
 
The course will cover everything from composting to garden planning, as well as organic pest control and fertilization.
 
“Organic Gardening Intensive” will begin Feb. 20 and run through May 8. The program will include four Saturday sessions that run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., and five Wednesday sessions that run from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.  Participants will receive 35 hours of instruction from WSU faculty, researchers and area farmers.
 
The classes will be held in greenhouses on the Pullman campus as well as at the WSU Organic Farm.
 
Costs of the training vary. The cost to current master gardeners is $100, and the cost to participants willing to give 20 hours of volunteer service at the WSU Organic Farm following the training is $150. The charge to all other participants is $250.
 
Applications for those interested are available at www.css.wsu.edu/organicfarm.

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