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WSU Master Gardener On-line Workshops: March


February 18, 2021

On Tuesdays at 12:00 p.m., and Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m., WSU Master Gardeners present weekly on-line free programs. No need to register, just pop in. Connection information (you must have a zoom account--sign up for one at, then join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS, or Android from this link: Meeting ID: 775 605 6320

Password: 12345

Phone Call: +1 253 215 8782, 775 605 6320#

For help, call Gary Fredricks at or 360-577-3014 Ext. 3. Workshops are sponsored by Washington State University Extension Master Gardeners.

· March 2--Noon: Growing Blueberries. Art Fuller will present how to successfully grow blueberries.

· March 3--6:00 p.m .: Soils and Fertilizers. WSU Master Gardener Art Fuller will present on managing your soil for a successful garden and correct use of fertilizers.

· March 9--Noon: Growing Raspberries. WSU Master Gardener Tracy Morgan will present on how to successfully grow raspberries.

· March 10--6:00 p.m .: Rain Barrels. WSU Master Gardener Jerry Winchell will explain how to collect rain from your roof and connect the barrels to the downspouts of your home.

· March 16--Noon: Growing Strawberries. WSU Master Gardener Billie Bevers will present classes on how to successfully grow strawberries.

· March 17--6:00 p.m .: Right Plant, Right Place. WSU Master Gardener Alice Slusher will help you to make the best choice and how not to make the most common mistakes.

· March 23--Noon: Who gets Grandma’s Yellow Plate? Attorney Chris Roubicek of Castle Rock, will talk about the transfer of your non-titled property.

· March 24--6:00 p.m .: Selecting Fruit Varieties for Western Washington. Theresa Knutsen from Raintree Nursery in Lewis County will discuss the different varieties of fruit that grow well in this region.

· March 30--Noon: Composting. WSU Master Gardener Art Fuller will present how to effectively compost food wastes and garden material. See the different ways to compost and the advantages of each method.

· March 31--6:00 p.m .: Worm Composting. Join the WSU Master Gardeners for this online Worm box composting workshop. Vermiculture, or worm box composting, which is a process in which red wiggler worms and microorganisms are used to convert kitchen fruit and vegetable waste (peelings, etc.) into nutrient-rich, humus - “black gold” - compost. This is an amazing fertilizer and soil conditioner that will make your garden plants healthier and more productive.

You will learn about this method of composting, and build your own simple composting box with the kit included in this course. The kit contains everything you need to begin your vermiculture experience, including worms. The tuition for this workshop is $30, which includes your kit, an exclusive link to an informative presentation about worm composting and how to maintain your worms, and this will be followed by step-by-step video instruction for building your own bin from the workshop kit. The class is limited to 30 participants.


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