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Stream, watershed stewardship class starts Feb. 2

POULSBO, Wash. – Stream and watershed stewardship classes will be held 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursdays, Feb. 2-March 9, at Island Lake John Horsley Community Room, 1087 Northwest Island Lake Road, in Poulsbo. » More …

Starting March 29: Class offered for woodland owners

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. » More …

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

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. » More …

Feb. 3: Learn to grow berries in the backyard and beyond

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. » More …

Nov. 19: Learn to plan a garden for less work, more harvest

By Kate Halstead, WSU Extension

groceries-garden-240EVERETT, Wash. – Planning a food garden with less work is the focus of a class at 7-9:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19, at the Washington State University Snohomish County Extension Cougar Auditorium and Evergreen Room, 600 128th St. SE, Everett, inside McCollum Park. » More …

Mentally ill get handcuffs, not helping hand

By Linda Weiford, WSU News

Makin-80PULLMAN, WASH. – A person with schizophrenia shouts incoherently in a city playground; a woman in the throes of a psychotic crisis hurls rocks against a door; a young man with autism in the middle of a busy road pushes the police officer who tries to move him to a sidewalk. » More …

WSU president takes on extra responsibilities

PULLMAN – WSU’s president is back in the classroom.

Elson S. Floyd is teaching a weekly, three-hour graduate seminar this fall. It is something he has done at each of the four other universities where he served as president or vice president. During last spring’s intense discussions about how to cope with sharply declining state revenues, he decided to teach again.

“I knew that we were going to have to ask everyone to do more with less. For some faculty, that meant teaching an additional section. And I believe very much in leadership by example,” he said. “So my very complicated schedule has … » More …