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Collman helped start program 40 years ago
September 20, 2013



Entomologist Sharon Collman looks at the bugs she found under a rock near
the WSU Snohomish County Extension office during a recent bug hunt. (Photo
by Mark Mulligan, Everett Herald)



By Andrea Brown, Everett Herald
EVERETT, Wash. – Sharon Collman isn’t afraid of bugs. She’s afraid of not having enough bugs.

The good, the bad and some really ugly ones end up pinned on display boards at her WSU Snohomish County Extension office in Everett.

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MasterGardener magazine debuts
February 7, 2007

PULLMAN – Gardeners of all skill levels have a new resource in the form of MasterGardener magazine and its companion Web site, The first edition of the magazine has just been published.The quarterly magazine and the Web site are a collaboration of the Washington State University Extension Master Gardeners Program and GFC Publishing. GFC is a division of the Washington State Fruit Commission, a state agency and publisher of Good Fruit Grower magazine. Good Fruit Grower long has been the bible of commercial tree fruit growers with subscribers in all 50 states and 41 countries.”We’ve had 60 years of experience as education partners … » More …

WSU’s oldest master gardener has still got game
June 27, 2003

Taking a wicked slice with his tennis racket on his 100th birthday recently, John Littley swung himself right off his feet. But he got up quickly, leaned on his walker, pursed his lips and volleyed another ball over the net at the Vancouver Tennis Center. A barnstormer at the dawn of aviation in the 1920s, an Alaska bush pilot in the 1930s, Littley is a tough survivor, and he’s always loved tennis. “When he starts whistling,” said his smiling daughter Joanne, 62, “you know things are going very well.”He whistled this day. More than anything, he wanted to play tennis on his 100th birthday, his … » More …