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Small Farms Classes and Events

Program Contact: Kellie Henwood, Regional Small Farms Program
(360) 379.5610 x 201 •

Growing Blueberries Workshop

ripe blueberry bushes on a farm

If you are interested in blueberry production, then this workshop is for you!

Wednesday September 18, 2019
Location: Finnriver Home Farm (not the cidery)
142 Barn Swallow Road
Chimacum, WA 98325
$25 per person*

Pre-Registration required. Register Here!

Check out the facebook event page, too!

If you are interested in blueberry production, then this workshop is for you. Come on out and gain knowledge and practical experience with Lisa DeVetter, WSU Small Fruit Horticulture Assistant Professor; Bev Gerdeman, WSU Assistant Research Professor in Entomology; along with local blueberry farmer Janet Aubin.


  • Soil management and nutrient needs for optimal blueberry production
  • Pruning for controlling bush size and concentrating ripening earlier in the season
  • Pathogens including phomopsis twig blight and mummy berry
  • Weed anagement
  • Spotted wing drosophila and other pests

Guest speakers:

Lisa DeVetter Assistant Professor, Small Fruit Horticulture, WSU Northwest Regional Extension Center Mt. Vernon

Beverly Gerdeman – WSU Assistant Research Professor in Entomology Mt. Vernon

Janet Aubin Farmer, Finnriver Farm. Janet will walk us through her 25 year old and 2 year old blueberry fields.

* If you are in need of scholarship assistance, please contact Kellie Henwood at least two weeks before the event. or (360) 379-5610 ext. 201

Poultry Education Series 2019

For the backyard beginner or small-scale commercial poultry producer.

Join WSU Extension’s Regional Small Farms Program and Peninsula Poultry Breeders Association for this educational series for poultry growers. This series is intended for those who want to deepen their knowledge in raising poultry from the backyard beginner to the small-scale commercial poultry producer.

We are offering 5 classes throughout the year. Please note that each class will take place in a different location (Clallam, Jefferson and Kitsap County locations).

See the Faceook Event Page!

COST: $25 per class per person

Youth enrolled in 4H or FFA may attend for free with an attending adult.

Class 3 October 1, 5:30-8:30pm
Council Chambers, Norm Dicks Building, 345 6th. St, Bremerton, WA
Section 1 & 2: Breeding, Incubating and Hatching Your Own Flock

Register for Class 3 here.

Class 4 October 22nd, 5:30-8:30pm
Council Chambers, Norm Dicks Building, 345 6th. St, Bremerton, WA
Section 1: Chicken Health & First Aid
Section 2: Bio-security & Safe Handling

Class 5 November 13th, 5:30-8:30pm
Location TBA – Clallam County
Section 1 & 2: Winterizing your Poultry Flock

With Special Guests Throughout Series:
Lisa Van Horn, WillowCroft Farm and Peninsula Poultry Breeders
Scratch and Peck Feeds
Washington State Dept. of Agriculture

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Email Kellie Henwood with your contact info indicating which county you live/farm in. We’d love to help you!

Kellie Henwood
Regional Small Farms Coordinator

Clallam | Jefferson | Kitsap or (360) 379-5610 ext. 201

Extension programs and employment are available to all without discrimination. Evidence of noncompliance may be reported through your local Extension office or to the WSU Center for Human Rights. Persons with a disability requiring special accommodation can request accommodation 21 days before training at (360) 379-5610. If accommodation is not requested in advance, we cannot guarantee availability on-site.