By Scott Weybright, College of Agricultural, Human and Natural Resources SPOKANE, Wash. – Worms and rolly-pollies work great at getting kids interested in gardening, and digging for these critters in a box of dirt is a big hit.
PULLMAN – One of the hottest trends in gardening today is organic gardening which relies on natural processes to grow plants. There is now a growing consensus among scientists that organically grown fruits and vegetables may contain higher levels of nutrients than conventionally grown produce. “Organic gardening is experiencing a surge in interest,” said Tonie […]
Photo: WSU Spokane Extension Master Gardeners Levi Strauss, left, Wayne Green and Brigitta ozefowski discuss a strategy for dealing with a caterpillar outbreak. (Photo courtesy of WSU Extension Spokane) By Robert Frank, WSU Today Spiders and beetles and flies. Oh my! Eggs and bugs in my food! Oh yuk! ‘Tis […]
Among them, they’ve donated thousands of volunteer hours and have answered just as many questions about every bug and blight known to Washington state gardening.WSU Extension Master Gardeners honored four members, each with more than 20 years of experience in the program, at its conference on the Pullman campus this week. Marilyn Tilbury of Seattle, […]
Several hundred Master Gardeners from throughout Washington State will gather in the Tri-Cities in early October for the annual Advanced Training Conference and workshop sessions. “There#s an exciting lineup of speakers and presentations,” says Ron Kathren, retired WSU TriCities faculty member who is helping coordinate the sessions here. “We#ll have a rose expert, a session […]