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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.

Feb. 11, 25: Workshop teaches farm recordkeeping
January 17, 2017

By Kate Ryan, WSU Extension

EVERETT, Wash. – Accurate financial records are essential to a farm business. A two-Saturdays workshop Feb. 11 and 25 will include information from experts about how to set up and maintain a farm money system.

Jan. 9: Farmers gain skills in business planning, marketing
December 6, 2016

By Kate Ryan, WSU Extension

farm-businessEVERETT, Wash. – The course Agricultural Entrepreneurship and Farm Business Planning will be simulcast 5:30-8:30 p.m. Mondays Jan. 9-March 20 in Gray Wolf Hall at Everett Community College and in Carnation Farm’s Alpine Room, 28901 NE Carnation Farm Rd., Carnation, Wash., as part of Washington State University Extension’s Cultivating Success series. Two Saturday seminars on focused topics will be Feb. 25 and March 4.

Dec. 3: Workshop on how to do farm taxes
November 10, 2016

farm-taxesEVERETT, Wash. – A workshop to help farmers understand and complete state and federal business tax reports will be 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, in Washington State University Snohomish County Extension’s Cougar Auditorium, 600 128th St. SE, Everett (inside McCollum Park).

Nov. 29: Helping farmers gain access to urban lands
November 10, 2016

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EVERETT, Wash. – Land access options for farmers in the urban areas of western Washington will be presented 5:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29, at Washington State University Snohomish County Extension’s Cougar Auditorium, 600 128th St. SE, Everett (inside McCollum Park).

Nov. 20: Learn to thwart forest weeds at WSU Extension expo
November 9, 2016

tree-ivyEVERETT, Wash. – Blackberries, ivy, holly, Scotch broom, reed canary grass and knotweed are a few of the invasive weeds that plague landowners. The Washington State University Extension forestry program will offer an expo to equip landowners to combat these invaders.

Ask Dr. Universe: How long can trees live?
November 7, 2016

dr-universe-logoEVERETT, Wash. – As I was hiking through the bristlecone pine forests of the Sierra Nevada recently, I stumbled upon a tree barely six inches tall.