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Extension helps new beekeepers care for vital pollinators
June 30, 2016

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.

Organic produce available from WSU starting May 27
May 23, 2016

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

radishes-webPULLMAN, Wash. – The Eggert Family Organic Farm at Washington State University will hold its first farm sale of the season 3-6 p.m. Friday, May 27. The farm is located on Animal Sciences Road, just off Terra View Road, and directly behind the WSU Bear Center near Grimes Way.

Starting May 25: Home food preservation workshops
May 5, 2016

canningEVERETT, Wash. – Learn to preserve fresh, healthy foods safely in a series of four workshops, 6:30-9 p.m. Wednesdays, at Washington State University Snohomish County Extension’s Evergreen Room in McCollum Park, 600 128th St. SE, Everett.

Citizen scientists collect data on urban wild bees
May 2, 2016

By Sylvia Kantor, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

SEATTLE – City dwellers concerned about recent declines in pollinators can contribute to bee research as citizen scientists. Elias Bloom, a Washington State University doctoral student, is seeking volunteers to collect data on wild, native bees in Seattle in order to promote pollinator health.

‘Treemageddon’ storm shifts to Arbor Day
April 25, 2016

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.

Starts April 9: Vineyard care through the seasons
March 23, 2016

powdery-mildew-on-grapesBOW, Wash. – Three seasonal workshops about vineyard care will be 10 a.m.-2 p.m. April 9, July 16 and Sept. 17 at the Allen Fire Station, 9061 Avon Allen Rd., in Bow. Each lecture and discussion will be followed by hand’s-on practice at a nearby vineyard guided by viticulturist Gary Moulton.

March 30: How to build a successful community garden
March 15, 2016

EVERETT, Wash. – Growing with a Purpose: Building a Community Garden will be discussed by successful community gardener Andy Anderson at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 30, at Washington State University’s Snohomish County Extension Cougar Auditorium in McCollum Park, 600 128th St. SE, Everett.

Feb. 17: Extension hosts Small Space, Vertical Gardening class
February 15, 2016

small-space-container-gardenEVERETT, Wash. – A “Small Space & Vertical Gardening” class focusing on growing food in small spaces will be 7-9:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 17, at the Washington State University Snohomish County Extension Cougar Auditorium, 600 128th St. SE, Everett, in McCollum Park.