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A woman holds two yellow-ish pieces of fabric in her hands. A purse that appears to be made of leather sits on the table in front of her.

Kombucha fashion: WSU student makes handbag from fermented tea

WSU student Rowena Gonzalez used fermented tea and the film it produces to create an alternative, sustainable material for apparel, and made a purse from kombucha.

Quick studies: CAHNRS students break down research for 3 Minute Thesis contest

In college competition, students condensed years of research into just a few minutes.
'73 Garden Clinic

Seeds of a movement: 50 years ago, Master Gardeners began with WSU-trained volunteers

Now an intercontinental movement, the Extension Master Gardener Program began in Washington in the early 1970s. Above, several early program pioneers answer questions in a western Washington clinic in spring 1973. Clockwise from rear are…
A garage crammed full of random stuff.

WSU Sustainable Community Stewards host free Repair Café

Snohomish County Extension’s Sustainable Community Stewards host a Repair Café to fix household items and reduce the amount of waste sent to landfills.
Danni Fox stands next to her research poster.

WineVit showcases important WSU student and faculty wine science research

Washington State University research representation was strong at the recent WineVit conference, with many faculty, staff, and students taking home awards for their hard work.
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Living with fire: understanding unprotected lands

Mark Billings surveys risks, attitudes, and adaptations of living outside bounds of fire protection.
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WSU scientists offer research, advice for successful vineyard management

From unpredictable weather to pests and diseases, vineyard managers contend with a lot of challenges. Sessions at the recent WineVit conference showed that Washington State University scientists are determined to help Washington’s grape growers be successful and prosperous.
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