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…Find out more »
Learn how to save money by growing your own transplants.Find out more »
For Western Washington farmers, the never-ending challenge of water: having too much when you don’t want it and/or not having enough when you need it are top of the list issues. From flooding to questionable water rights, anyone trying to make a living from the land can face these water-centric challenges and more. As with so many things, the less you know, the more it will cost you later. To help address these challenges, WSU King County Extension, Snoqualmie Watershed…Find out more »
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…Find out more »
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!Find out more »
Our last class in the Growing Groceries series will focus on growing all things Cucurbit!Find out more »
Register early to save your spot; space in the three hands-on workshops is limited to 16 to ensure a quality experience. Basics of Safe Canning Tues. May 22, 2018; 6:30–9:00pm With the right recipes and methods, it’s easy to provide your family with safe, nutritious home-canned products. Learn the basics of food safety and canning skills, including bacteria and food spoilage, canning equipment, and canning high/low acid foods. This class is essential for anyone new to the science of canning as well…Find out more »
Register early to save your spot; space in the hands-on workshops is limited to 16 to ensure a quality experience. Jams, Jellies, and Spreads Tues. June 12, 2018; 6:30–9:00pm Delight in the bright flavors of fresh fruit and discover how easy it is to capture sunshine in a jar. Learn how to create that perfect balance of fruit, sweetener, and other ingredients to enhance flavor and shelf life with research-based recipes. Low and no sugar recipes covered. After a short presentation on the basics, teams…Find out more »
Learn the proper way to preserve tomatoes and tomato products. Demonstration and hands-on. Each attendee goes home with a jar of salsa they help make.
Wednesday, July 27
Learn how to make crisp, tasty pickles along with the art of fermentation. Demonstration and hands-on. Each attendee goes home with a jar of pickles they helped make.
Wednesday, Aug 17