Join us and develop your leadership skills through hands-on learning and community service. Many project choices are available such as expressive arts, mechanical science, computer science, natural resources, family living or a variety of animal science projects.
We are helping cultivate a healthier, more sustainable food and farming system for Snohomish County. Extension agriculture programming offers courses on sustainable and organic farming,small-scale food and livestock production, processing and distribution, food safety, and helping increase farmers’ bottom line.
We offer a variety of forestry classes, publications, and online resources that are designed for people with just a few acres of woods as well those with larger forests or tree farms. Whether you are interested in a healthy forest, wildlife, timber production, the beauty and aesthetics of a natural area, or some combination thereof, we have research-based answers to help you get the most out of your property.
We serve Snohomish County’s families and individuals through collaborative outreach work and learning opportunities in the following program areas: SNAP-Ed Nutrition education, Food Preservation, and Food Safety. Each area strives to provide meaningful ways for families to connect and learn together.
Besides assistance for horticulture professionals and home gardeners alike with everything from plant, pest, and disease ID to classes and programs designed to encourage lifelong learning, we have a number of volunteer-based programs to help inform residents about sound and sustainable gardening practices including integrated pest management, efficient watering systems, soil improvement and choosing appropriate plants. Our programs include:
Master Gardeners (website)
Rain Gardens (website)
Whether you are interested in learning more about water quality, forests, Puget Sound, sustainability issues, becoming a volunteer or improving the stewardship of your property, you can find what you need here. Our programs include:
Beach Watchers (website)
Sustainable Community Stewards (website)
Promotores del Medio Ambiente (website)