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U-pick apples ready this weekend at WSU orchard

By Scott Weybright, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

tukey-applesPULLMAN, Wash. – The season’s first U-pick apple sale at the Washington State University Tukey Orchard will be noon-6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 2, and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3. » More …

Short window for public cherry picking at WSU

By Scott Weybright, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

ranier-cherries-at-Tukey-webPULLMAN, Wash. – Due to the region’s overheated summer, this weekend could be the last chance to pick cherries this year at Washington State University’s Tukey Orchard. » More …

Organic farm to host public field day

PULLMAN — The public is invited to learn more about organic farming at the WSU Organic Farm Field Day to be held
Thursday , July 24, at the Tukey Horticultural Orchard at the corner of Airport and Terre View roads.

Registration begins at 9 a.m. The event runs from 9:30 a.m. to noon.

Topics will include community supported agriculture, extension, research, teaching and potential partnerships. Students will discuss their summer projects, including a field trial using biodynamic applications in raspberries and the management of the farm’s worm bin.

WSU researcher and … » More …

Garden yields abundance in produce and learning

On a three-acre plot at Tukey Orchard on the eastern edge of campus, the fruits of WSU’s first season of Community Supported Agriculture are earning rave reviews.“Oh the strawberries!” enthused Wanda Hvezda, picking up her brown waxed produce box one recent Friday afternoon. “The big strawberries at the store have no flavor anymore. These are just bursting with flavor.”Hvezda, a student adviser at WSU’s Intensive American Language Center, is one of 87 subscribers who paid a set fee last spring in exchange for receiving a fresh box of organic produce — and recipes — once a week from late May through October.The particular beauty … » More …

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.WSU’s College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences established the Organic Farm Project in 2004 primarily as an organic teaching farm. Each year, the three-acre farm plays host to an intensive 12-week course for college credit or continuing education credit.The farm was certified organic in fall 2004 and is committed to … » More …