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After landslide, communities rewarded for resilience efforts
April 28, 2016

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

ARLINGTON, Wash. – Two years after the deadly landslide that devastated the Oso, Wash., area, the towns of Darrington and Arlington were announced April 27 as finalists in the America’s Best Communities (ABC) competition, which is designed to inspire innovative solutions for community revitalization.

April 28: Livestock guardian dogs as farm predator control
April 13, 2016

An-LGD-from-Hidden-Medow-FarmEVERETT, Wash. – Working with a livestock guardian dog (LGD) is the topic of a workshop 7-9 p.m. Thursday, April 28, in the Washington State University Snohomish County Extension Cougar Auditorium, 600 128th St. SE, Everett (inside McCollum Park).

April 13: Livestock forage, pasture workshop
March 25, 2016

pastureEVERETT, Wash. – Top quality forage is essential for livestock to receive adequate nutrition. A workshop on Forage Testing and Pasture Management will be 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, April 13, at the Washington State University Snohomish County Extension Cougar Auditorium, 600 128th St. SE, Everett.

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.

March 19: Grape pest management in western Washington
February 29, 2016

powdery-mildew-on-grapesSTANWOOD Wash. – Grape pest and disease management for growers in western Washington will be discussed in a hands-on workshop on Saturday, March 19, at the Stillaguamish Grange, 6521 Pioneer Hwy., Stanwood.

Starting March 29: Class offered for woodland owners
February 24, 2016

LoggingEVERETT, Wash. – Woodland owners will build skills for caring for their trees through a Forest Stewardship Coached Planning course 6-9 p.m. Tuesdays, March 29-May 17, at the Washington State University Snohomish County Extension Cougar Auditorium, 600 128th St. SE, Everett. A field day will be Saturday, April 30.

March 3-24: Free farm talks on both sides of state
February 23, 2016

By Kate Halstead, WSU Extension

farmEVERETT, Wash. – Four free farm talks addressing the challenges facing small farms will be held 6-9 p.m. Thursdays, March 3-24, at the Gray Wolf Building, 2000 Tower St., Everett, and at Washington State University Spokane County Extension, 222 N. Havana, Spokane, Wash.