CARNATION, 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.
MOUNT VERNON, Wash. – Participants will dig into quality, hands-on learning at a “Practical Soil Health for Farmers” workshop 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13, at Washington State University’s Northwestern Washington Research and Extension Center, 16650 State Route 536, Mount Vernon.
By Sylvia Kantor, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – Compost produced from urban food and yard waste could be “black gold” to farmers wanting to increase their yields and profits while improving soil and water quality. Washington State University Extension in Snohomish County is exploring how urbanization, long considered […]
Previous compost facility operator training students build a compost pile using dairy and chicken manure, mixed animal bedding and yard debris. PUYALLUP, Wash. – Interactive learning, field trips and more will be part of a class for compost facility operators Oct. 14-18 at the Washington State University Puyallup Research and Extension Center. The capacity class […]
“Our number one objective is organic material management. Our number two objective is to market a product,” said Dan Caldwell, farm and compost operations manager at the WSU compost facility. After a two-year struggle with an herbicide contaminant, gardeners can once again purchase WSU compost. “I’ve already contacted our previous customers and they’re aware that […]