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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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January 2022

Growing Groceries: Pruning Fruit Trees in Western Washington

January 19 @ 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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SCMGF Winter Speaker Series: Gardening in a Changing Climate

January 21 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Snohomish County Master Gardener Foundation 19th Annual Sustainable Gardening Winter Speaker Series

Join us for The Annual SCMGF Sustainable Gardening Winter Speaker Series, from the comfort of your own home, via Zoom!   Topic: "Gardening in a Changing Climate"   Description: Explore the challenges and practices of successful gardening in light of climate change in our region wtih Dr. Linda Chalker-Scott. Cost: $85 for the entire series, if purchased in advance. Tickets for individual sessions will be available for $20, starting January 1st, based on availability. Limited space available. For more information…

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

January 26 @ 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 @ 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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SCMGF Winter Speaker Series: Gardening Between the Seasons: From Late Winter to Early Spring

February 4 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Snohomish County Master Gardener Foundation 19th Annual Sustainable Gardening Winter Speaker Series

Join us for The Annual SCMGF Sustainable Gardening Winter Speaker Series, from the comfort of your own home, via Zoom!   Topic: "Gardening Between the Seasons: From Late Winter to Early Spring"   Description: The transitional periods between seasons are interesting and make one appreciate different aspects of the garden. Join Del Brummet head gardener at Elisabeth Miller Botanical Garden to explore the transition from winter to spring. ​Learn ways to bridge the gap between winter and spring with flowers,…

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

February 9 @ 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 @ 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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SCMGF Winter Speaker Series: Successful Rhododendron Cultivation in the Pacific Northwest

February 18 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Snohomish County Master Gardener Foundation 19th Annual Sustainable Gardening Winter Speaker Series

Join us for The Annual SCMGF Sustainable Gardening Winter Speaker Series, from the comfort of your own home, via Zoom!   Topic: "Successful Rhododendron Cultivation in the Pacific Northwest"   Description: In this lecture, Atsuko will introduce some of the unique rhododendrons and offer tips on how to grow them successfully in the Pacific Northwest climate. There are rising problems of pests and disease in our region, due to the warmer and drier summer. Atsuko will explain how to avoid…

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

February 23 @ 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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SCMGF Winter Speaker Series: Veggies! Succession Planting & Tips for Getting a Lot Out of a Small Space

February 25 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Snohomish County Master Gardener Foundation 19th Annual Sustainable Gardening Winter Speaker Series

Join us for The Annual SCMGF Sustainable Gardening Winter Speaker Series, from the comfort of your own home, via Zoom!   Topic: "Veggies! Succession Planting & Tips for Getting a Lot Out of a Small Space"   Description: Learn how to live large in a small vegetable garden by learning how to maximize your space with strategic planting ideas, detailed succession planting plans, and tips for maximizing your space with inexpensive, easy trellises that allow you to take advantage of…

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