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Forestry field day helps woodland owners care for trees

Field Day speaker headshotVASHON ISLAND, Wash. – Forest and woodland owners from Vashon will build skills to care for their trees at the Vashon Island Forest Owners Field Day, 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 5, at Agren Memorial Park. » More …

April 18: Learn mushroom cultivation and grow your own

By Kate Halstead, WSU Extension

mushroomSULTAN, Wash. – Whether you have a tiny backyard or hundreds of acres, growing edible mushrooms can be a great small-scale crop with the right techniques and a little patience. A workshop about growing edible mushrooms indoors and outdoors will be 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Saturday, April 18, at Ed’s Apples, 13420 339th Ave. SE (Rice Road) in Sultan. » More …

March 1: Mushroom cultivation course offered in Sultan

By Kate Halstead, WSU Extension

SULTAN, Wash. – Whether you have a tiny backyard or hundreds of acres, growing gourmet mushrooms can be a satisfying and tasty venture. In the Pacific Northwest, there are about a dozen mushroom species including oyster, shiitake, and maiitake, which can be grown using many of our native tree species. Ensuring success with this type of backyard farming, however, involves developing a good understanding of the process and knowledge of the techniques involved.

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