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WSU Snohomish County Extension office has moved!

Our office is now located in the Snohomish County Parks & Recreation Administration Office at Willis Tucker Park, 6705 Puget Park Drive, Snohomish, 98296.

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Growing Groceries: Healthy Soil = Healthy Plants

November 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Learn proper soil and fertility management and how to grow healthy soil for healthy crops. You’ll learn the answers to: What makes a good soil? How do you improve it? What is fertility? To till or not to till?  In addition, you’ll learn what is good compost, where to find it, how to use it to enrich your garden, as well as how to make compost from your own kitchen and yard waste.

Speakers: Pete Mackay, a Master Gardener since 2015, has been an active member of the Snohomish County Master Gardener program assisting with clinics, demonstration gardens, potting parties, and the annual plant sale. Always eager to add to his expertise,  Pete takes part in the Native Plant/Animal and Perennial study groups, as well as mentoring new Master Gardener interns and other organizational roles.

Jackie Trimble has been a Master Gardener since 2009, but gardening has been a passion all her life. She considers herself a lifelong learner and continues to enjoy the peace and satisfaction that gardening provides and marvel at what she has yet to learn. She serves as President of the Snohomish County Master Gardener Foundation and as the chair of the Education Outreach committee.

Growing Groceries

In partnership with WSU Snohomish County Master Gardeners, the Growing Groceries program brings beginning and experienced gardeners together with speakers and topics focused on growing healthy food using sustainable gardening practices.

No matter if you only have a tiny apartment deck, small garden space, or plenty of acreage you can grow fresh, healthy food in a healthier, more environmentally friendly way.

Developed over the last decade, our program goal is to increase community access to fresh, healthy food by teaching the latest research-based techniques for growing food.

WSU Extension programs and employment are available to all without discrimination. Evidence of noncompliance may be reported through your local extension office. Reasonable accommodations will be made for persons with disabilities and special needs; contact WSU Extension at 425-338-2400 at least two weeks prior to the event.


Online via Zoom


Take just the classes you want at $10 per class or save $20 and take all 15 for $130!


Registration is now open for the 2024-2025 Growing Groceries Education series. Visit to register.

Using Zoom

Because of security issues, we suggest you have your own Zoom account to participate.  In this  case, you must have your Zoom account set up and be registered for the webinar at least three hours before the webinar start time.
You can easily create a free Zoom account if you do not already have one. Be sure you register with the same name and email address that you used for creating your Zoom account.

Other classes in the series…


Online via Zoom


Rosy Smit
(425) 357-6024