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Fungi can benefit gardens, forest
September 17, 2013

Amanita mushroom photo

Amanita mushroom. Photo courtesy of WSU Extension.

EVERETT, Wash. – From garden to farm to forest, learn how to put fungi to work growing healthier plants.

Did you know that almost 90 percent of all plants form a beneficial or symbiotic relationship with a fungus? These mycorrhizal fungi colonize plant roots and extend their root systems into the surrounding soil, improving the ability of plants to take up available nutrients as well as other benefits.

Learn the many benefits of fungi a WSU Extension class titled ‘My O’ Mycorrhiza: The Relationship of … » More …

Applicants to travel and do community service activities
March 2, 2009

Twenty students and faculty from WSU and WSU Vancouver will be participating in the Spring to Action, Break for Change trip to do service activities throughout Washington, and learn about sustainable agriculture.

 

The service projects will include working on sustainable farms in Washtucna and Everett, helping with flood relief in Chehalis, and serving lunch at a homeless shelter in Seattle.

 

The trip is sponsored by the Center for Civic Engagement, the Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources, and Division of Student Affairs Equity and Diversity.

 

It begins March 14th and ends March 18th.

 

For more information contact Michael Schwartz … » More …

Become a beekeeper with WSU workshop
February 28, 2008

EVERETT – Whether you live in the city, the suburbs, on a farm or in the woods, you can become a beekeeper. Beekeeping is an excellent hobby that can easily become an income producer. WSU Snohomish County Extension is offering a Beginning Beekeeping Workshop to help you get started.

 

And, given the nationwide crisis involving the collapse of commercial bee colonies, there’s never been a better time. Bees are essential to the pollenating of fruit orchards, flowers, etc.

The workshop will be held on Wednesday, Mar. 19, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Snohomish County Extension office, 600 128th Street S.E. … » More …