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Kate Ryan

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June 2019

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

June 27 @ 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 CLASS FULL!

July 10 @ 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 CLASS FULL!

July 25 @ 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 CLASS FULL!

July 31 @ 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 CLASS FULL!

August 8 @ 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 24 @ 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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October 2019

Growing Groceries: Healthy Soil = Healthy Plants Part I

October 16 @ 6:30 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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$20.00

Learn how to increase the health and fertility of your garden soil for the best harvests ever!

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November 2019

Beginning Beekeeper Course

November 18 @ 6:30 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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$120.00
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: Healthy Soil = Healthy Plants Part II

November 20 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
WSU Snohomish County Extension’s Cougar Auditorium, 600 – 128th Street SE (McCollum Park)
Everett, WA 98208 United States

PART 2 During Part 2, Dr. Collins will demystify the results of our soil tests, helping us interpret the numbers and determine next steps. In addition, you'll learn about everything Compost from Lisa Taylor: 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. Lisa has a rich history of garden education and is currently  teaching an original garden-based literacy…

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January 2020

Growing Groceries: Weeding, Watering, Crop Rotation, & Succession Planning

January 15, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
WSU Snohomish County Extension’s Cougar Auditorium, 600 – 128th Street SE (McCollum Park)
Everett, WA 98208 United States
$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 22, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
WSU Snohomish County Extension’s Cougar Auditorium, 600 – 128th Street SE (McCollum Park)
Everett, WA 98208 United States

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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Growing Groceries: Good Bugs, Bad Bugs, & Pollinators

January 29, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
WSU Snohomish County Extension’s Cougar Auditorium, 600 – 128th Street SE (McCollum Park)
Everett, WA 98208 United States
$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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February 2020

Growing Groceries: Small Fruits, Big Harvest

February 12, 2020 @ 6:30 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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$20.00

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

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Growing Groceries: Seed Starting and Raising Transplants

February 26, 2020 @ 6:30 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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$20.00

Learn how to save money by growing your own transplants.

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March 2020

Growing Groceries: Vegetables A to Z #2

March 4, 2020 @ 6:30 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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$20.00

Growing the Pea, Carrot, and Lettuce Families

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Growing Groceries: Vegetables A to Z #3

March 18, 2020 @ 6:30 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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$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. Kate Ryan of Soil Sisters Plants & Produce will share what she's learned in over 30 years of growing vegetables, herbs, and flowers in Western Washington. A self-professed lazy gardener, she's learned…

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Growing Groceries: Vegetables A to Z #4

March 25, 2020 @ 6:30 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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$20.00

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

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