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Free advising helps spa owners polish their business acumen
November 7, 2016

By Hope Belli Tinney, Washington SBDC

trievas-spa-logoLYNNWOOD, Wash. – As a manicurist working out of her home, Trieva Katsandres walked her clients to the car so she could fasten their seat belts, thus protecting their still-fragile nail polish.

Nov. 19: Workshop on making, applying great compost
October 27, 2016

compostCARNATION, Wash. – The benefits of compost are well known, but making and using it well takes some know-how and planning. A Washington State University Extension compost workshop will be 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, Nov. 19, at Oxbow Farm and Conservation Center, 10819 Carnation-Duvall Rd. NE, Carnation.

Oct. 18: Workshop on water quality, rights for landowners
October 5, 2016


By Kate Ryan, WSU Extension

EVERETT, Wash. – Water quality, quantity and rights information for landowners will be presented at the workshop “H2O-Managing Your Water Resources” 5:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18, in the Washington State University Snohomish County Extension Cougar Auditorium, 600 128th St. SE, Everett.

Oct. 19: Growing Groceries series starts with good soil
October 4, 2016

By Kate Ryan, WSU Extension

tomatoes-80pEVERETT, Wash. – The Growing Groceries garden education series will start with home soil sample analysis at 7-9:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19, in the Washington State University Snohomish County Extension Cougar Auditorium in McCollum Park, 600 128th St. SE, Everett.

Two earn honors for family food health, education
September 28, 2016

BURLINGTON, Wash. – Diane Smith and Susie Craig, Washington State University Extension, each earned regional awards recently from a national association for meeting family and community food health and education needs.

Oct. 19: Series starts on growing your own groceries
September 12, 2016

grow-groceries-detailEVERETT, Wash. – Growing your own healthy, sustainable food – whether on an apartment deck or on many acres – is the focus of the 10-class Growing Groceries series that starts Oct. 19 at the Washington State University Snohomish County Extension Cougar Auditorium, 600 128th St. SE, Everett, inside McCollum Park.

Aug. 5: Open house celebrates small business success
August 2, 2016

By Hope Belli Tinney, Washington SBDC

WSBDC-LOGOEVERETT, Wash. – The Washington Small Business Development Center (SBDC) in Everett will host an open house 3-4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5, at the Economic Alliance of Snohomish County to celebrate the successes of more than 20 Snohomish County business owners and highlight the diverse services available to help small businesses succeed.

WSU, Tulalip tribes campaign to fight invasive weeds
July 28, 2016

weed-posterEVERETT, Wash. – New colorful posters and other materials are available to alert area residents about invasive weeds that threaten to overwhelm native plants on Tulalip tribal and Snohomish County lands.

July 7: Workshop explains new veterinary feed directive
June 14, 2016

chickensMONROE, Wash. – Livestock owners must acquire a veterinary feed directive (VFD) by Jan. 1 in order to give their food-producing animals health products and feeds that contain drugs deemed medically important to humans. To help producers prepare, a free Livestock Round Pen will be held 7-9 p.m. Thursday, July 7, at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds longhouse, 14405 179th Ave. SE, Monroe.

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.