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July 31: WSU hosts free Organic Farm Field Day

By Kate Wilhite, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences PULLMAN, Wash.—The latest organic agriculture research and hands-on teaching methods will be the focus of Washington State University’s free, public Organic Farm Field Day 8:30 a.m.-noon Thursday, July 31, at the Eggert Family Organic Farm on Animal Science Road just northeast of the grizzly […]

1949 ‘Sweet Allis’ joins WSU Organic Farm

By Linda Weiford, WSU News    PULLMAN, Wash. – She resembles a large prehistoric praying mantis, roaring and rattling across a dirt field while gleaming orange against a Palouse blue sky. Once covered in cobwebs and dust, she’s now fully restored and churning away at Washington State University’s Organic Farm.

Harvest celebration at WSU organic farm

PULLMAN, Wash. – Celebrate fall at the free, public Harvest Party 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, at the Washington State University organic farm. Activities will include hay wagon rides, face painting and games. Pumpkins, sold by weight, will be available from a U-pick pumpkin patch of traditional jack-o-lanterns, baby pumpkins and a few novelty […]

Creepy crawlers, stingers do good at the farm

  Student Alex Bruce photographs a football-sized bald faced hornet nest that hangs from a pear tree. (Photos by Linda Weiford, WSU News)     PULLMAN, Wash. – No insect drew more gasps than the parasitoid wasp during a field trip of undergraduate entomology students at Washington State University’s organic farm. But it wasn’t the […]

Organic farming focus of field day at Tukey

Photos by Shelly Hanks, WSU Photo Services PULLMAN, Wash. – The latest organic agriculture research and hands-on teaching methods were the focus of this year’s Washington State University Organic Farm Field Day, Thursday, July 25, at at Tukey Horticultural Orchard northeast of the Pullman campus. Students working at the farm and the farm manager provided […]

CSA: a win-win situation

Photo: Debbie Hawbaker and Gladys Rice pick up the first produce of the year, May 29 at the organic farm. ( l-r) Photo by Tim Marsh, University Relations   Community Supported Agriculture is a partnership between farmers and their customers. Individuals and families participating in CSA pay for a share of the farmer’s produce prior to […]

Farm walk discusses wheat, organic and more

              PULLMAN – Discover the benefits of “solar tractors” at an upcoming Farm Walk Monday, June 2 from noon – 3:30. on the Palouse.   The cost of the walk is $10.00 for Tilth Producer members and $15.00 for non-members. The Farm Walk is sponsored by Tilth Producers of […]

Organic farm project focus of Aug. 3 field

PULLMAN — Washington State University’s Organic Farm Project will be featured at a field day Wednesday, Aug. 3. The half-day farm tour begins at 9 a.m. at the organic farm inside Tukey Horticultural Orchard located on Airport Road on the east side of the Pullman campus. The event is free and open to the public. […]