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Oct. 19: Growing Groceries series starts with good soil

By Kate Ryan, WSU Extension

tomatoes-80pEVERETT, Wash. – The Growing Groceries garden education series will start with home soil sample analysis at 7-9:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19, in the Washington State University Snohomish County Extension Cougar Auditorium in McCollum Park, 600 128th St. SE, Everett. » More …

Oct. 19: Series starts on growing your own groceries

grow-groceries-detailEVERETT, Wash. – Growing your own healthy, sustainable food – whether on an apartment deck or on many acres – is the focus of the 10-class Growing Groceries series that starts Oct. 19 at the Washington State University Snohomish County Extension Cougar Auditorium, 600 128th St. SE, Everett, inside McCollum Park. » 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 …

Jan. 20: Selecting veggies to grow in western Washington

By Kate Halstead, WSU Extension

EVEREgrowing-groceries-logoTT, Wash. – Before placing this year’s seed catalog orders, gardeners can learn what’s new in vegetable varieties and what grows best in the area. “What to Grow in Western Washington” will be 7-9:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 20, at the Washington State University Snohomish County Extension’s Cougar Auditorium, 600 128th St. SE Everett, inside McCollum Park. » More …

Sept. 30: Series on growing food starts with soil

soilEVERETT, Wash. – The Growing Groceries series of 10 extension gardening classes starts Sept. 30 and Nov. 11 with soil health and fertility. Participants who bring a soil sample to the first class will discuss lab results at the second class. » More …

Starts Sept. 30: Classes help you grow your own groceries

By Kate Halstead, WSU Extension

tomatoesEVERETT, Wash. – Growing fresh, healthy food in a sustainable way with limited space and resources is the focus of a series of classes 7-9:30 p.m. Wednesdays, beginning Sept. 30, at Washington State University Snohomish County Extension’s Cougar Auditorium, 600 128th St. SE, Everett, Wash., inside McCollum Park. » More …

June 3: Author Bill Thorness talks about cool season gardening

By Kate Halstead, WSU Extension

ThornessEVERETT, Wash. – Seattle writer and gardener Bill Thorness will share tips, tricks and techniques for extending the growing season 7-9:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 3, at Washington State University Snohomish County Extension’s Cougar Auditorium in McCollum Park, 600 128th St. SE, Everett. » More …

War veterans find peace with a hoe and pitchfork

By Sylvia Kantor, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences 

CultivatingSuccessLogo-250SEQUIM, Wash. – Military veterans on the Olympic Peninsula are healing invisible wounds of war by tending the earth. They are part of a trend taking root across the country called agrotherapy, which helps veterans not only overcome difficulties like post-traumatic stress syndrome but also gain skills to help support themselves and their families. » More …

Organic farm, master gardeners offer gardening course

PULLMAN – WSU Extension Master Gardeners and the WSU Organic Farm are joining forces to offer an intensive course in organic gardening beginning Feb. 20.

 

The course will cover everything from composting to garden planning, as well as organic pest control and fertilization.

 

“Organic Gardening Intensive” will begin Feb. 20 and run through May 8. The program will include four Saturday sessions that run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., and five Wednesday sessions that run from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.  Participants will receive 35 hours of instruction from WSU faculty, researchers and area farmers.

 

The classes will be held in … » More …

Home gardening an economical alternative

 

As the price of fuel continues to climb, the price of food increases as well. For people looking for an alternative to rising grocery store prices, Washington State University experts agree that home gardening is quickly becoming an economical option to help save money on food.

Elaine Anderson, who works for WSU King County Extension as the Master Gardener program coordinator, said that if the economy continues to head in the direction it is going, people will begin to think of home gardening as an alternative. Not only is it an economical … » More …