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December 2018

Grow Your Farm! The Joy of Farming with Spreadsheets

December 12 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
WSU Snohomish County Extension’s Cougar Auditorium, 600 – 128th Street SE (McCollum Park)
Everett, WA 98208 United States
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$15

The Joy of Farming with Spreadsheets Wed. Dec 12, 6:00pm-8:00pm Regardless of what vegetable crop(s) you’re growing or on what acreage, it takes vision and a plan to move from seed to start to planting, harvest, and sales. It takes record-keeping and analysis to determine if a crop is worth your time to grow, or how you might make it worthwhile. Join us for an evening with Becky Zaneski as she brings The Joy of Farming with Spreadsheets to life.…

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Grow Your Farm! Lease Literacy for Farmers & Landowners

December 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
WSU Snohomish County Extension’s Cougar Auditorium, 600 – 128th Street SE (McCollum Park)
Everett, WA 98208 United States
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$15

Lease Literacy for Farmers & Landowners Wed. Dec 19, 7:00pm-9:00pm Farmland owners often wish to lease their land to someone willing to farm, while there are plenty of folks looking to start or grow a farm by leasing land. But how do you go about setting up an equitable lease? What do you need to look for and/or avoid? What makes a good lease contract? What factors lead to positive landlord-tenant relationships? Both landowners and renters have the same questions.…

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January 2019

Agricultural Entrepreneurship

January 15, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
WSU Snohomish County Extension’s Cougar Auditorium, 600 – 128th Street SE (McCollum Park)
Everett, WA 98208 United States
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$300
Falling River Meats market stand

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: Weeding, Watering, Crop Rotation, & Succession Planting

January 16, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
WSU Snohomish County Extension’s Cougar Auditorium, 600 – 128th Street SE (McCollum Park)
Everett, WA 98208 United States
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$20.00

While our maritime winters and springs are very wet our summers are often as dry as a desert leaving crops gasping for water by mid-July! And as for the weeds, they are happy to grow anytime!

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Growing Groceries: Vegetables A to Z #1

January 30, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
WSU Snohomish County Extension’s Cougar Auditorium, 600 – 128th Street SE (McCollum Park)
Everett, WA 98208 United States
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$20.00

If you plan it right, you can enjoy a beautiful garden full of the fruits of your labor -- without having to spend hours and hours tending it.

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February 2019

Growing Groceries: Small Fruits, Big Harvest

February 13, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
WSU Snohomish County Extension’s Cougar Auditorium, 600 – 128th Street SE (McCollum Park)
Everett, WA 98208 United States
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$20.00

We'll cover varieties, soil preferences, and cultural requirements for Strawberries, Blueberries, Raspberries and other small fruits.

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Beginning Beekeeper Course

February 25, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - March 25, 2019 @ 10:30 pm
WSU Snohomish County Extension’s Cougar Auditorium, 600 – 128th Street SE (McCollum Park)
Everett, WA 98208 United States
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$110.00
Bees on illuminated honeycomb

Designed to build basic beekeeping skills, topics covered during the five week course include bee biology, equipment, seasonal management requirements, identification and management of pests, as well as honey removal and processing.

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Growing Groceries: Vegetables A to Z #2

February 27, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
WSU Snohomish County Extension’s Cougar Auditorium, 600 – 128th Street SE (McCollum Park)
Everett, WA 98208 United States
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$20.00

Growing the Pea, Carrot, and Lettuce Families

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March 2019

Growing Groceries: Good Bugs, Bad Bugs, & Pollinators

March 20, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
WSU Snohomish County Extension’s Cougar Auditorium, 600 – 128th Street SE (McCollum Park)
Everett, WA 98208 United States
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$20.00

Did you know that less than 1% of the insect species in the world are the so-called bad bugs that eat us, our livestock, and/or our food? The other 99% are necessary to keeping a healthy environment in our gardens. They help pollinate our crops, eat the bad bugs, and help keep our gardens healthy in many ways.

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Growing Groceries: Seed Starting and Raising Transplants

March 27, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
WSU Snohomish County Extension’s Cougar Auditorium, 600 – 128th Street SE (McCollum Park)
Everett, WA 98208 United States
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$20.00

Learn how to save money by growing your own transplants.

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April 2019

Growing Groceries: Vegetables A to Z #3

April 3, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
WSU Snohomish County Extension’s Cougar Auditorium, 600 – 128th Street SE (McCollum Park)
Everett, WA 98208 United States
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$20.00

This class in the Growing Groceries series will focus on growing all things Cucurbit!

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Growing Groceries: Vegetables A to Z #4

April 10, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
WSU Snohomish County Extension’s Cougar Auditorium, 600 – 128th Street SE (McCollum Park)
Everett, WA 98208 United States
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$20.00

Growing Tomatoes, Potatoes, Peppers & Eggplant We'll cover the Nightshade (Solanaceae) family which includes tomatoes, potatoes, eggplant, and peppers. Being mostly heat lovers, each member of the family has unique requirements to achieve good production in our marine climate. Topics covered include variety selection, cultural requirements, as well as the major disease and pests affecting these species. Jeff Thompson, Master Gardener and Growing Groceries Instructor has been growing tomatoes since he was a child and has developed techniques that help coax an impressive harvest of luscious, ripe tomatoes…

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May 2019

Preserve the Harvest: Basics of Safe Canning – May 15

May 15, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
WSU Snohomish County Extension’s Evergreen Room, 600 128th St SE (McCollum Park)
Everett, WA 98208 United States
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$20 – $60

Register early to save your spot; space in the three hands-on workshops is limited to ensure a quality experience. Basics of Safe Canning Wed. May 15; 6:30-9pm With the right recipes and methods, it’s easy to provide your family with safe, nutritious home-canned products. Learn the basics of food safety and canning skills, including bacteria and food spoilage, canning equipment, and canning high/low acid foods. This class is essential for anyone new to the science of canning as well as for…

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Preserve the Harvest: Basics of Safe Canning – May 30

May 30, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
WSU Snohomish County Extension’s Evergreen Room, 600 128th St SE (McCollum Park)
Everett, WA 98208 United States
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$20 – $60

Register early to save your spot; space in the three hands-on workshops is limited to ensure a quality experience. Basics of Safe Canning Thur. May 30; 6:30-9pm With the right recipes and methods, it’s easy to provide your family with safe, nutritious home-canned products. Learn the basics of food safety and canning skills, including bacteria and food spoilage, canning equipment, and canning high/low acid foods. This class is essential for anyone new to the science of canning as well as for…

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June 2019

Preserve the Harvest: Jams, Jellies, & Spreads – June 12

June 12, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
WSU Snohomish County Extension’s Evergreen Room, 600 128th St SE (McCollum Park)
Everett, WA 98208 United States
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$20 – $60

Register early to save your spot; space in the three hands-on workshops is limited to ensure a quality experience. Jams, Jellies, and Spreads Wed. June 12; 6:30-9pm Delight in the bright flavors of fresh fruit and discover how easy it is to capture sunshine in a jar. Learn how to create that perfect balance of fruit, sweetener, and other ingredients to enhance flavor and shelf life with research-based recipes. Low and no sugar recipes covered. After a short presentation on the basics, teams of…

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Preserve the Harvest: Jams, Jellies, & Spreads – June 27

June 27, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
WSU Snohomish County Extension’s Evergreen Room, 600 128th St SE (McCollum Park)
Everett, WA 98208 United States
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$20 – $60

Register early to save your spot; space in the three hands-on workshops is limited to ensure a quality experience. Jams, Jellies, and Spreads Thur. June 27; 6:30-9pm Delight in the bright flavors of fresh fruit and discover how easy it is to capture sunshine in a jar. Learn how to create that perfect balance of fruit, sweetener, and other ingredients to enhance flavor and shelf life with research-based recipes. Low and no sugar recipes covered. After a short presentation on the basics, teams of…

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July 2019

Pickling and Fermenting – July 10

July 10, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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$20 – $60

Register early to save your spot; space in the three hands-on workshops is limited to ensure a quality experience. Pickling and Fermenting Wed. July 10; 6:30-9pm Crisp, tasty pickles are the ultimate test of a canner’s skill. Learn how to make a great product every time. In addition, we’ll look at the traditional art of fermentation with a hands-on sauerkraut-making session. After a short presentation on the basics, teams of no more than four will work together to make and process a…

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Pickling and Fermenting – July 25

July 25, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
WSU Snohomish County Extension’s Evergreen Room, 600 128th St SE (McCollum Park)
Everett, WA 98208 United States
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$20 – $60

Register early to save your spot; space in the three hands-on workshops is limited to ensure a quality experience. Pickling and Fermenting Thur. July 25; 6:30-9pm Crisp, tasty pickles are the ultimate test of a canner’s skill. Learn how to make a great product every time. In addition, we’ll look at the traditional art of fermentation with a hands-on sauerkraut-making session. After a short presentation on the basics, teams of no more than four will work together to make and process a…

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Tomatoes, Salsa, and Relish – July 31

July 31, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
WSU Snohomish County Extension’s Evergreen Room, 600 128th St SE (McCollum Park)
Everett, WA 98208 United States
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$20 – $60

Register early to save your spot; space in the three hands-on workshops is limited to ensure a quality experience. Tomatoes, Salsa, & Relish Wed. July 31; 6:30-9pm Learn how to turn the local abundance of tomatoes and fresh vegetables into jars of color and flavor for the dreary days of winter. After a short presentation on the basics, teams of no more than four will work together to make and process a batch of salsa from locally grown fresh ingredients. Everyone…

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August 2019

Tomatoes, Salsa, & Relish – Aug 8

August 8, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
WSU Snohomish County Extension’s Evergreen Room, 600 128th St SE (McCollum Park)
Everett, WA 98208 United States
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$20 – $60

Register early to save your spot; space in the three hands-on workshops is limited to ensure a quality experience. Tomatoes, Salsa, & Relish Thur. Aug 8; 6:30-9pm Learn how to turn the local abundance of tomatoes and fresh vegetables into jars of color and flavor for the dreary days of winter. After a short presentation on the basics, teams of no more than four will work together to make and process a batch of salsa from locally grown fresh ingredients. Everyone…

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September 2019

Sustainable Small Farming and Ranching

September 25, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
WSU Snohomish County Extension’s Cougar Auditorium, 600 – 128th Street SE (McCollum Park)
Everett, WA 98208 United States
$300

Whether you are just exploring the opportunities available or already have an existing operation, you’ll learn what it takes to create, sustain, and grow a viable small farm enterprise.

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