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Managing weeds: A little homework goes a long way

May 2nd, 2019
Managing weeds: A little homework goes a long way

Learn to identify, handle invasive weeds by Laurel Baldwin At this time of year our gardens are growing gangbusters – and so are those weeds. But if you’re watching out for them and you do a little homework first, you can intervene early and spare yourself some expense and a sore back. It’s important to
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Composting: Strategies for your farm or garden

Apr 2nd, 2019
Composting: Strategies for your farm or garden

Learn about chicken care during spring workshops Want to gain some hands-on composting knowledge? Try these workshops coming up. Join the Whatcom Conservation District and a panel of experts and local landowners to discuss better nutrient cycling to help farmers during “Composting on Your Farm: Nutrient Cycling for Fun & Profit” on Thursday, April 18. As
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Food Preservation Series: Learn hands-on basics with WSU’s Kate Ryan

Apr 2nd, 2019
Food Preservation Series: Learn hands-on basics with WSU’s Kate Ryan

EVERETT – Learn how to preserve fresh foods safely in a series of four evening workshops at WSU Snohomish County Extension’s Evergreen Room in McCollum Park, 600 128th St SE, Everett. The series is offered on your choice of Wednesday or Thursday evenings. The schedule is as follows. • Basics of Safe Canning: Wednesday, May
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Bring on Spring: Home and garden show season is here

Feb 28th, 2019
Bring on Spring: Home and garden show season is here

by Grow Northwest Spring is for projects, plans, plants, and go-time for local home and garden shows. Here is a look at some of the local shows coming up this month.   Whatcom Home and Garden Show The 40th annual Whatcom County Home and Garden Show takes place Friday, March 1 through Sunday, March 3.
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Annual Community Seed Swap includes classes, barter area

Jan 29th, 2019

BELLINGHAM – The annual Community Seed Swap will be held Saturday, Feb. 9 at the Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship, 1207 Ellsworth Street in Bellingham. Cascadia Skillshare and Barter Faire present this combined event, offering classes, dinner, barter and skillshare, seed swap and more. Participants bringing seeds should have packages clearly labeled with crop type, variety name,
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Mushroom shows display hundreds of species, offer identification help

Oct 1st, 2018

BELLINGHAM/EVERETT – The annual mushroom shows presented by local organizations are coming up this month, offering visitors the chance to have their questions answered, mushrooms identified, and learn about the hundreds of species that grow here. The 29th Annual Wild Mushroom Show, presented by the Northwest Mushroomers Association, will be Sunday, Oct. 21 at Bloedel
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Food preservation series starts this month

May 2nd, 2018
Food preservation series starts this month

Rich, red strawberry jam, crunchy dill pickles, homemade salsa – nothing tastes better than home-preserved foods. In addition, a well-stocked pantry is a big step towards ensuring your family always has plenty of healthy food available. However, safely preserving food at home requires a bit of knowledge, time set aside, and a small investment in
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Farm machinery safety workshop set

Mar 30th, 2018

BURLINGTON – The WSU Skagit Extension is offering a farm Machinery Safety Workshop training on Mondays and Wednesday evenings April 16 through May 7 in Burlington, with an optional all-day drive May 11. Instructors are Don McMoran, Dorothy Elsner, and Kate Smith of the WSU Skagit County Extension. Individuals in all counties are eligible to
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Beekeeping: Two apprentice level courses available

Nov 4th, 2017
Beekeeping: Two apprentice level courses available

The Washington State University Snohomish County Extension is sponsoring sessions of the popular apprentice level course in the Master Beekeeper Program in November and December. Developed and managed by the Washington State Beekeepers Association, the five-week course provides a thorough introduction to beekeeping for novice beekeepers as well as a comprehensive refresher for experienced apiculturists.
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Dairy goats: A basic introduction of what you need to know

Jun 3rd, 2017
Dairy goats: A basic introduction of what you need to know

by Corina Sahlin I’m a sucker for baby goats.  There’s nothing cuter than a couple of caprine kids headbutting each other, twisting and turning as they jump high into the air, and egging each other on to cause mischief. In 15 years of raising goats, I have attended every single birth of all my goats.
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