San Juan County WSU Extension Offering Two Fall Workshops

Posted September 26, 2018 at 6:23 am by

Cov­er Crop­ping Workshop

Cov­er Crop Work­shop — Con­tributed photo

Get ahead of spring weeds now with a fall cov­er crop! Attend a free WSU San Juan Coun­ty Exten­sion work­shop on how to use cov­er crop­ping to con­trol weeds and build soil this win­ter.  Chris Bene­dict, WSU Exten­sion will present a hands on work­shop at Morn­ingstar Farm. Top­ics will include pros and cons of var­i­ous types of cov­er crops, when to plant and ter­mi­nate and how to work with weed biol­o­gy to get ahead of next season’s weed prob­lem. The work­shop is at Morn­ingstar Farm 244 John Jones Road, Orcas Island Wednes­day, Octo­ber 10th 10am-3pm. Dress for the weath­er and bring a lunch. Snacks provided. 

Please RSVP with Ang­ie Free­man Shep­hard at angie.freeman@wsu.edu  or 360–370-7664.

Orchard Care and High Val­ue Fruit Pro­duc­tion Work­shop

Orchard Care Work­shop — Con­tributed photo

Won­der­ing how to care for the fruit trees you have? Curi­ous about how you could inte­grate a high val­ue fruit pro­duc­tion sys­tem into your farm? WSU San Juan Coun­ty Exten­sion wel­comes Tom Thorn­ton, Direc­tor of Cloud Moun­tain Farm Cen­ter and a fruit grow­er with more than 35 years’ expe­ri­ence at a free work­shop Octo­ber 14th 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM at Warm Val­ley Farm 7483 Orcas Road. We will spend the morn­ing in hands on orchard care tech­niques and the after­noon with a dis­cus­sion on the prin­ci­ples behind devel­op­ing a high val­ue fruit pro­duc­tion sys­tem for your farm.  Bring your spe­cif­ic ques­tions for Tom! Dress for the weath­er and bring a lunch. Snacks pro­vid­ed.  Please RSVP with Ang­ie Free­man Shep­hard at angie.freeman@wsu.edu  or 360–370-7664.

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