San Juan County WSU Extension Offering Two Fall Workshops

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.

Posted on September 26, 2018 at 6:23 am by

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