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COVID-19 Advisory: WSU Extension is working to keep our communities safe. All Extension programming is being provided virtually, or by approved plan. Effective July 6, 2021, Snohomish County WSU Extension will have a limited administration presence at Willis Tucker Park (Snohomish). The McCollum Park campus (Everett) continues to be closed to the public.  We are available via email, phone, and webconference.

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November 2021

Growing Groceries: Healthy Soil = Healthy Plants

November 3 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$5.00

Learn proper soil and fertility management and how to grow healthy soil for healthy crops.

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December 2021

Growing Groceries: Basics of Irrigation & Weed Management

December 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$5.00
several raised beds with drip irrigation

Join us for a discussion of several types of irrigation products and their application in the food garden. In addition, we’ll focus on the details of installing drip irrigation and its application for gardens and plants.

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January 2022

Agricultural Entrepreneurship

January 11, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$200

During the course, participants develop a business plan they can literally take to the bank to finance a new enterprise or expand an existing farm-based business.

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Growing Groceries: Raising the Onion and Beet Families

January 12, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$5.00
onions growing

The onion (Allium) family includes garlic, leeks, and shallots as well. The beet (Chenopod) family includes everyone’s favorite, spinach, as well as chard and quinoa. Discussion of both families includes variety selection, cultural requirements, common diseases and pests.

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Growing Groceries: Pruning Fruit Trees in Western Washington

January 19, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$5.00
apples on tree branch

You’ll learn the basics of apple and pear fruit production including variety and rootstock selection, nutrient management, and basic care including pruning, irrigation and pest management.

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Growing Groceries: Raising the Pea/Bean Family & the Basics of Cover Cropping

January 26, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$5.00
pea pods in hand

We'll cover the Legume family which includes peas, beans (both green and dry), and lentils as well as the one member of the Solanaceous family that can be planted out early – potatoes! Discussion of all includes variety selection, cultural requirements, common diseases and pests.

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February 2022

Growing Groceries: Raising Berries in Western Washington

February 2, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$5.00
fresh strawberries in cartons

Topics include variety selection, soil preferences, fertility, pruning, pest and disease management, and cultural requirements for strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, and other small fruits.

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Growing Groceries: Pests, Predators, and Pollinators: An Introduction to IPM

February 9, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$5.00
just-hatched praying mantis

Basics of managing disease, insect, and weed pests in the home garden. Discussion covers a variety of techniques including prevention, cultural practices like row covers, mulching, and more. Weed management practices include using mulches, hardscaping, and different cultivation techniques.

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Growing Groceries: Raising the Broccoli and Buckwheat Families

February 16, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$5.00
red russian kale plant

Includes broccoli, cabbage, kale, cauliflower, mustard, Brussels sprouts, and other members of the Brassica family. Discussion includes variety selection, cultural requirements, common diseases and pests.

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Growing Groceries: Raising the Carrot, Lettuce, & Corn Families

February 23, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$5.00
beds of carrots corn lettuce

The Carrot (Apiaceae) family also includes parsnips and celery along with many herbs like dill, fennel, and caraway. Puget Sound's mild climate makes it a great place to grow members of the lettuce (Asteraceae) family just about year-round. In addition, you’ll learn to raise sweet corn worthy of bragging rights when we cover members of the corn (Poaceae) family.

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