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Stream, watershed stewardship class starts Feb. 2
January 12, 2017

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.

Flour company expands classes to new Bread Lab
September 26, 2016

baking-classMOUNT VERNON, Wash. – King Arthur Flour, America’s oldest flour company, will expand its baking school this fall from New England to Washington State University’s Bread Lab in the Skagit Valley.

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.

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.

Student-designed software helps nonprofit gain efficiency
March 16, 2015

By Joseph Jensen, WSU Tri-Cities marketing & communications intern

DRC-logoRICHLAND, Wash. – A nonprofit mediation service is spending more time educating and serving clients and less time on administration, thanks to software designed last summer by students in a Washington State University Tri-Cities computer science class.

Nov. 19: Learn to plan a garden for less work, more harvest
November 10, 2014

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.

Mentally ill get handcuffs, not helping hand
April 14, 2014

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.

School garden sprouts from ‘Growing Groceries’ training
January 8, 2014

By Kate Halstead, WSU Extension

Mauer-60LAKE STEVENS, Wash. – A 29-year veteran of the Lake Stevens School District, librarian Linda Mauer readily admits that, though a lifelong gardener, there were plenty of gaps in her knowledge – especially when it came to growing food.

WSU president takes on extra responsibilities
September 8, 2009

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 …