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Small Farms Education

Program Contact: Kellie Henwood
360-379-5610 x201 •

Summer Orchard Care Workshop

Back by popular demand! Come learn about key management decisions to make in your own orchard. This workshop will also focus on best cultivar and variety selections of apples and some pears for our area. Participants will learn pruning techniques to maximize fruit production and minimize suckers/shoots.

Date: August 8th, 2019
Time: 9am-12pm
Location: Finnriver Farm and Orchard, 124 Center Rd, Chimacum, WA 98325
Cost: $25 per person*


Guest Speakers:
Cameron Denning, Finnriver Orchard Manager
Travis Alexander, Postdoctoral Researcher, WSU Northwest Washington Extension and Research Center in Mt. Vernon

Topics include:
-Best Cultivars and Varieties Suitable for our Region
-All About Summer Pruning – Preventing Shoots/Suckers & Pruning for Optimal Fruit Production
-Water Management – Evapotranspiration and Irrigation (how much water does my tree need?)
-Orchard Trees & Soils – Soil Ribbon Testing and Water Holding Capacity
-A Focus on Apples & Pears (stone fruit and specialty fruits will not be specifically covered)

*If cost of any WSU workshop is a burden, please contact Kellie Henwood for more information. (360) 379-5610 ext. 201 or

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
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.