Master Gardeners from around state to gather at WSU

PULLMAN  – More than 200 Master Gardeners from throughout the state will gather on the Pullman campus of WSU later this week for three days of workshops on topics ranging from sustainable food systems and drought resistant lawns to the psychological benefits of plants and building strong communities through gardening. “This is an opportunity for […]

WSU scientists win $1 million grant

PULLMAN – Replacing costly chemicals with new crop rotations and no-till technology to raise dryland crops such as wheat and barley organically will be the focus of WSU scientists thanks to a $1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Integrated Organic Program.   “This adds an important new dimension to our organic agriculture […]

WSU’s Under the Big Tent program to debate eating locally

PULLMAN – “Under the Big Tent: The Locavore’s Dilemma,” will take place Wednesday, Sept. 16, at noon on the Glenn Terrell Mall in front of the CUB. The Locavore’s Dilemma will debate eating locally, and whether or not it matters. Under the Big Tent is an open debate program on the WSU campus. There are […]

National Organic Center supports WSU research

PULLMAN – The Organic Center, a national non-profit organization supporting research and education on the consumer and environmental health benefits of organic food and farming, donated $30,000 to support organic agriculture research and programming at WSU.   This latest donation brings the total in gifts and grants to WSU from the Organic Center to more […]

Farm walk to feature orchard production

PUYALLUP – Walk through an early spring organic orchard and learn effective marketing techniques for a variety of fruit. Dennis and Nancy Nicholson will share their expertise in direct marketing and running an on-site seasonal fruit stand which features their pears, apples, cherries, peaches, raspberries, grapes and preserves along with neighboring farms’ fruit. The Nicholsons […]

WSU offers sustainable agriculture certificate

PULLMAN – The WSU Graduate School is offering graduate students in any discipline the opportunity to obtain a Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Agriculture. Students are eligible to pursue the certificate as long as they meet the prerequisites for the courses required. The certificate coursework will provide students with an interdisciplinary understanding of practices and current […]

News topics — Boring science; Seattle focus; RateMyProf

Following are links to several recent media articles regarding WSU faculty and staff, or addressing issues in higher education. To see a full article, just click on the live URL link. * Columbia Tribune — UM executive might go Floyd’s way: Washington State University recruits honcho in research, * The Daily Evergreen — WSU […]

WSU extends organic agriculture major

Washington State University, home of the nation’s first major in Organic Agriculture Systems, is expanding its offerings this summer with its first online class in organic agriculture. The new course, “Organic Gardening and Farming,” was developed and designed by WSU Regents Professor John Reganold and doctoral student Jennifer Reeve, who will be the course instructor. […]

Organic, sustainable farms focus of tour series

Rotational grazing, a goat dairy and a cheese facility were just three of the many features discussed at the first 2007 Farm Walk at Pine Stump Farm in Omak. Producers, farmers and community members toured the farm April 16 and learned the benefits and challenges of having a diversified, value-added livestock operation. Organized by Washington State […]

Signing on for health

Consumers vote with their dollars at every purchase. Pullman-Moscow consumers have shown their support for local produce growers by the increasing popularity of CSAs (community supported agriculture). Consumers partner with growers by providing money at the beginning of the season (when growers need it to get started) and then receiving produce in return all season […]