is here to help get you through this crisis
Our office is currently being used by the Island County Office of Emergency Management, but the WSU staff is working from home and ready to serve you. Staff members will use both this website and Facebook to get information out to you. Your phone calls and emails will be answered and we will post information to help you with your education, nutrition, gardening, recycling, composting, and youth development needs.
First Class of Island County Master Gardeners Trained Online
Presenting the Island County Master Gardener Class of 2020! These 16 dedicated gardeners began their training at the end of March, just when the quarantine began, so their entire training has been over Zoom. The first for the Washington State Master Gardener program. Now, they begin their 60 hour internship with the help of their mentors, also seen in the photo. Our volunteer efforts will be a bit different this summer and will follow state health safety guidelines. But the focus will still be on ways to teach sustainable gardening methods to other gardeners in Island County. Congratulations class!
If you would like to learn more about the Master Gardeners program in Island County, click here.
Land-grant mission steers WSU’s drive-in Wi-Fi partnership
Launched in late April, the Drive-In WiFi partnership has begun placing broadband access points at WSU’s county and tribal Extension centers, as well as schools, libraries, and community centers across the state. WSU Extension, Island County now provides one of the first Drive-In Wi-Fi Hotspots being established by this program. Island County residents may now access free broadband internet from the safety of their vehicle while parked in the WSU Extension, Island County parking lot.
Camano Farmers Market
Tuesdays, 3:00 – 7:00PM
June 2 – September 29
848 N. Sunrise Blvd
Oak Harbor Farmers Market
Thursdays, 4:00 – 7:00PM
Mid-May – End of September
WA State Route 20 at Rotary Park
Coupeville Farmers Market
Saturdays, 10:00 – 2:00PM
April 18 – October
788 NW Alexander St.
South Whidbey Tilth Farmers Market
Sundays, 11:00 – 2:00PM
May – October
2812 Thompson Rd. Langley
Bayview Farmers Market
Saturdays, 10:00 – 2:00
Last Saturday in April – October
5603 Bayview Rd., Langley
WSU Extension creates COVID‑19 food system information hub
Faculty and staff from WSU Extension’s Food Systems Program are working to better assist farm and food businesses, and consumers during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. By leveraging the existing networks of their team, the Food Systems Program created the COVID‑19 HUB, a compilation of online resources for food systems stakeholders across Washington.