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November 2017

Focus on Farming XIV: Ideas to Grow With

November 1 @ 7:00 am - 5:30 pm

Register now for the 14th Annual Focus on Farming conference, Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds in Monroe! Throughout this year’s lineup you’ll find an exciting mix of topics, ideas, and speakers focused on helping expand the opportunities, sustainability, and economic viability of the region’s farms and forest lands. Check out the great sessions and speakers on deck in Aquaponics, Lean Farming, New Production Opportunities, Business of Farming, and Food Safety! You'll hear from two incredible keynote speakers joining us! Sustainable…

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Master Beekeeper Apprentice Level Fall 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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$100

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 Farm in the City:…

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January 2018

Growing Groceries: Vegetables A to Z #1

January 17, 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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$20.00

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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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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$20

You’ll learn about the basics of tree fruit production including variety and rootstock selection, nutrient management, and basic care.

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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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$20.00

We'll cover varieties, soil preferences, and cultural requirements for Strawberries, Blueberries, Raspberries and other small fruits.

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February 2018

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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$20.00

Growing the Pea, Carrot, and Lettuce Families

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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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$20.00

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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Master Beekeeper Apprentice Level Course

February 26, 2018 @ 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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$100.00

Registration for the Spring 2018 course is now open. WSU Snohomish County Extension is sponsoring a session of the apprentice level course in the Washington State Beekeepers Association’s Master Beekeeper Program. The five-week course serves as a thorough introduction to beekeeping for novice beekeepers as well as a comprehensive refresher course for experienced apiculturists. The spring 2018 sessions of the Master Beekeeper Apprentice Level Course will be Monday evenings from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. starting February 26 thru March 26, 2018 at the WSU Snohomish County…

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March 2018

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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$20.00

Learn how to save money by growing your own transplants.

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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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$20.00

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 harvest of luscious, ripe…

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April 2018

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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$20.00

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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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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$20.00

Our last class in the Growing Groceries series will focus on growing all things Cucurbit!

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