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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.

Feb. 3: Learn to grow berries in the backyard and beyond
January 28, 2016

By Kate Halstead, WSU Extension

berriesEVERETT, Wash. – Growing berries profitably and sustainably for more of the year will be discussed in “Small Fruits, Big Harvests,” 7-9:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 3, at Washington State University Snohomish County Extension’s Cougar Auditorium, 600 128th St. SE, Everett, Wash., inside McCollum Park.

Noreen Kaseburg-King
January 25, 2016

SNOHOMISH, Wash. – Noreen Kaseburg-King, retired from WSU Extension, died Jan. 5, 2016. She worked for WSU 1978-97.

Jan. 20: Selecting veggies to grow in western Washington
January 14, 2016

By Kate Halstead, WSU Extension

EVEREgrowing-groceries-logoTT, Wash. – Before placing this year’s seed catalog orders, gardeners can learn what’s new in vegetable varieties and what grows best in the area. “What to Grow in Western Washington” will be 7-9:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 20, at the Washington State University Snohomish County Extension’s Cougar Auditorium, 600 128th St. SE Everett, inside McCollum Park.

Jan. 19: ‘Cultivating Success’ helps establish, grow small farms
January 11, 2016

By Kate Halstead, WSU Extension

small farmEVERETT, Wash. – A 12-week course, Sustainable Small-Acreage Farming and Ranching, begins Jan. 19 and will be held 6-9 p.m. Tuesdays at Washington State University Snohomish County Extension’s Cougar Auditorium, 600 128th St. SE, Everett. It is the first course in the Cultivating Success series.

Jan. 27: Livestock growers networking; register by Jan. 25
January 4, 2016

pigsMONROE, Wash. – An informal discussion, Q&A and networking event about livestock production in western Washington will be 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 27, at the Longhouse at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds, 14405 179th Ave. SE, in Monroe. It is the first in a series of quarterly events called the Livestock Round Pen.

Jan. 19, 21: Develop/improve farm business plans
December 16, 2015

cows-smallDUVALL, Wash. – When Snoqualmie Valley farmers Bobbi and Chuck Lindemulder started West Valley Beef – their grass-fed, direct-to-customer beef operation – 15 years ago, they had livestock experience but little business know-how.

Starts Nov. 16: WSU Extension offers beekeeping series
October 27, 2015

beeEVERETT, Wash. – The Master Beekeeper introductory/refresher course will be 6:30-9:30 p.m. Mondays, Nov. 16-Dec. 14, in McCollum Park at Washington State University Snohomish County Extension’s Cougar Auditorium, 600 128th St. SE, Everett. The five-week course will repeat beginning Feb. 22.

Oct. 28: Community garden presentation canceled
October 19, 2015

By Kate Halstead, WSU Extension

tomatoesEVERETT, Wash. – This event has been canceled and may be rescheduled for the spring.

The desire to eat healthy and help local food banks has prompted many neighborhoods to start community gardens. But some struggle to attract volunteers and keep going. A director of a successful garden will speak about the project 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 28, at the Washington State University Snohomish County Extension Cougar Auditorium in McCollum Park, 600 128th St. SE, Everett.