MG Upcoming Classes/Events

Program Contact: Anna Kestell, Extension Education Coordinator
(509) 477-2195 •

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication or program information or reasonable accommodation need to contact Spokane County Extension at 222 N Havana Spokane WA 99202; (509) 477-2048 at least two weeks prior to the beginning any educational class or series.


Many events are held offsite.  Please select the event you are interested in to confirm its location.

First Detector Training  January 27, 2017 9am to noon

Rachel Ann Bomberger, M.S., WSU Plant Pest Diagnostician

The emphasis of the First Detector program is on monitoring for invasive, exotic, and high-risk plant diseases, weeds, and insect species that are not yet introduced, or are not yet widespread and therefore still controllable or eradicable.

Cabin Fever Gardening Symposium March 11, 2017 All-day event

The Inland Northwest’s premier winter gardening event!


are held at:
WSU Spokane County Extension Building
222 N Havana
Spokane WA 99202

Horticulture Class Series

An introduction to the principles and practices involved in the identification, selection, development, production, and care of horticultural crops (fruits, vegetables, turf, and landscape).  Designed to be flexible and structured around your needs, completing the full Horticulture Series earns a program certificate.  Pesticide Applicator, Arborist, and other continuing education credits will be available for select classes.  The cost is $275 for the series

Weekly classes begin January 12, 2017.

Horticulture Classes

Classes focused on specific horticultural topics.

Basic Botany and Plant Identification – January 12, 2017, 9am to noon

Soil Biology and Chemistry – January 19, 9am to noon

WaterWise Landscaping with Native and Drought-tolerant Plants – February 2, 2017, 9am to noon

Plant Healthcare and IPM – February 9, 2017, 9am to noon

Pesticide Use & Noxious Weeds – February 16, 2017, 9am to noon

Plant Disease & Diagnosis – February 23, 2017 9am to noon

Introduction to Entomology – March 2, 2017, 9am to noon

Trees & Woody Landscape Plants – March 9, 2017, 9am to noon

Plant Nutrition & Fertilizers – March 16, 2017, 9am to noon

Turf Grass Management & Diseases – March 23, 2017, 9am to noon

Pruning Woody Landscape Plants – March 30, 2017, 9am to noon

Spring Garden Classes

Garden Classes for a variety of interests.

Food NOT Lawns – Saturday, March 18, 2017 9am to noon

Growing Vegetables in the Inland Northwest – Saturday, March 18, 2017 12:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Raised Bed Gardening – Saturday, March 25, 2017 9am to noon

Home Greenhouses – Saturday, March 25, 2017 12:30 – 3:00 p.m.

Vegetable Grafting – Saturday, April 8, 2017 9am to noon

Growing Berries and Small Fruits – Saturday, April 8, 2017 12:30 – 3:00 p.m.

Sustainable Lawn Management – Saturday, April 22, 2017 9am to noon

Beekeeping Classes

at WSU Spokane County Extension



Contact Us at 477-2181

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