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March 30: How to build a successful community garden
March 15, 2016

EVERETT, Wash. – Growing with a Purpose: Building a Community Garden will be discussed by successful community gardener Andy Anderson at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 30, at Washington State University’s Snohomish County Extension Cougar Auditorium in McCollum Park, 600 128th St. SE, Everett.

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.

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.

Sept. 11: 9/11 ceremony honors WWI veterans
September 4, 2014

By Cathy McKenzie, WSU Mount Vernon

Sundance-at-memorial-80MOUNT VERNON, Wash. – Veterans will be honored and the 100th anniversary of World War I commemorated at a public ceremony at 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 11, in the Discovery Garden at Washington State University Mount Vernon, 16650 State Route 536 (Memorial Highway).

WSU students take learning on the road with mobile garden
June 19, 2014

By Kate Wilhite, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

mac-80PULLMAN, Wash. – As a freshman, Ciara Dahm brought her dresser to Washington State University to hold T-shirts, socks and sweaters – not chickens, worms and mushrooms.

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.

Jan. 18: Food gardener training expands expertise
January 2, 2014

EVERETT, Wash. – Gardeners tend to be lifelong students – always seeking ways to improve. Advanced training for food gardeners will be available 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, from the Washington State University Snohomish County Extension Growing Groceries program.

Master Gardeners add color to Mariners ballpark
May 7, 2004

If your summer activities include a visit to Safeco Field for a Seattle Mariners home game, take a few minutes to check out the handiwork of the Washington State University King County Master Gardeners. The Master Gardeners have taken on the task of planting, watering and maintaining the 25 large planter boxes and 30 hanging flower baskets that grace the exterior of Safeco Field throughout the summer, and hopefully into October if the Mariners do their part.If the game you’re attending falls on the date of one of their monthly Safeco plant clinics, drop by and say “Hi,” and bring any plant or garden questions … » More …