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August 2017
Free

Cultivating Success Farm Walk – Hazel Blue Acres

August 28 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Hazel Blue Acres,
Silvana, WA United States

Visit unique farms and learn more about the program that’s helping grow new farms and farmers Interested in farming? Not sure how to begin? Do you dream of beginning or expanding your own small farm? The Cultivating Success™ program combines workshop and farmer-based learning experiences to help foster the success of new and existing farms and agri-ventures. Come learn more about the Cultivating Success program during one (or more!) of three Farm Walks this summer. Stroll the farm, learn how…

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September 2017
$300

Sustainable Small Farming and Ranching

September 18 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Whether you are just exploring the opportunities available or already have an existing operation, you’ll learn what it takes to create, sustain, and grow a viable small farm enterprise.

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October 2017
$20.00

Growing Groceries: Healthy Soil = Healthy Plants Part I

October 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
WSU Snohomish County Extension’s Cougar Auditorium,
600 – 128th Street SE (McCollum Park)
Everett, WA 98208 United States
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Learn how to increase the health and fertility of your garden soil for the best harvests ever!

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November 2017
$100

Master Beekeeper Apprentice Level Course

November 6 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
WSU Snohomish County Extension’s Cougar Auditorium,
600 – 128th Street SE (McCollum Park)
Everett, WA 98208 United States
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The five-week course serves as a thorough introduction to beekeeping for novice beekeepers as well as a comprehensive refresher course for experienced apiculturists.

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Growing Groceries: Healthy Soil = Healthy Plants Part II

November 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
WSU Snohomish County Extension’s Cougar Auditorium,
600 – 128th Street SE (McCollum Park)
Everett, WA 98208 United States
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PART 2 During Part 2, Dr. Collins will demystify the results of our soil tests, helping us interpret the numbers and determine next steps. In addition, Lisa Taylor will talk about everything Compost: what is good compost, where to find it, how to use it to enrich your garden, as well as how to make compost from your own kitchen and yard waste. Lisa is a garden educator and author of the Maritime Northwest Garden Guide, 2nd ed. and Your…

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January 2018
$20.00

Growing Groceries: Vegetables A to Z #1

January 18, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
WSU Snohomish County Extension’s Cougar Auditorium,
600 – 128th Street SE (McCollum Park)
Everett, WA 98208 United States
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If you plan it right, you can enjoy a beautiful garden full of the fruits of your labor -- without having to spend hours and hours tending it.

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$20

Growing Groceries: Growing Tree Fruit

January 24, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
WSU Snohomish County Extension’s Cougar Auditorium,
600 – 128th Street SE (McCollum Park)
Everett, WA 98208 United States
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You’ll learn about the basics of tree fruit production including variety and rootstock selection, nutrient management, and basic care.

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$20.00

Growing Groceries: Small Fruits, Big Harvest

January 31, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
WSU Snohomish County Extension’s Cougar Auditorium,
600 – 128th Street SE (McCollum Park)
Everett, WA 98208 United States
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We'll cover varieties, soil preferences, and cultural requirements for Strawberries, Blueberries, Raspberries and other small fruits.

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February 2018
$20.00

Growing Groceries: Vegetables A to Z #2

February 14, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
WSU Snohomish County Extension’s Cougar Auditorium,
600 – 128th Street SE (McCollum Park)
Everett, WA 98208 United States
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Growing the Pea, Carrot, and Lettuce Families

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$20.00

Growing Groceries: Good Bugs, Bad Bugs, & Pollinators

February 21, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
WSU Snohomish County Extension’s Cougar Auditorium,
600 – 128th Street SE (McCollum Park)
Everett, WA 98208 United States
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Did you know that less than 1% of the insect species in the world are the so-called bad bugs that eat us, our livestock, and/or our food? The other 99% are necessary to keeping a healthy environment in our gardens. They help pollinate our crops, eat the bad bugs, and help keep our gardens healthy in many ways.

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March 2018
$20.00

Growing Groceries: Seed Starting and Raising Transplants

March 7, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
WSU Snohomish County Extension’s Cougar Auditorium,
600 – 128th Street SE (McCollum Park)
Everett, WA 98208 United States
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Learn how to save money by growing your own transplants.

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$20.00

Growing Groceries: Vegetables A to Z #3

March 21, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
WSU Snohomish County Extension’s Cougar Auditorium,
600 – 128th Street SE (McCollum Park)
Everett, WA 98208 United States
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Growing Tomatoes, Potatoes, Peppers & Eggplant We'll cover the Nightshade (Solanaceae) family which includes tomatoes, potatoes, eggplant, and peppers. Being mostly heat lovers, each member of the family has unique requirements to achieve good production in our marine climate. Topics covered include variety selection, cultural requirements, as well as the major disease and pests affecting these species. Jeff Thompson, Master Gardener and Growing Groceries Instructor has been growing tomatoes since he was a child and has developed techniques that help coax an impressive…

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April 2018
$20.00

Growing Groceries: Weeding & Watering

April 4, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
WSU Snohomish County Extension’s Cougar Auditorium,
600 – 128th Street SE (McCollum Park)
Everett, WA 98208 United States
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While our maritime winters and springs are very wet our summers are often as dry as a desert leaving crops gasping for water by mid-July! And as for the weeds, they are happy to grow anytime!

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$20.00

Growing Groceries: Vegetables A to Z #4

April 18, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
WSU Snohomish County Extension’s Cougar Auditorium,
600 – 128th Street SE (McCollum Park)
Everett, WA 98208 United States
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Our last class in the Growing Groceries series will focus on growing all things Cucurbit!

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