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WSU Farmer-to-Farmer Program Visits an Organic Greenhouse Operation

The market for fresh vegetables doesn’t stop when outdoor production becomes impossible. Puget Sound consumers still want healthy fresh salad-greens, tomatoes, cucumbers and more, making year-round regionally based greenhouse production cost-effective and profitable once again.

Join Washington State University Snohomish County Extension on Saturday, Mar. 20, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for a visit and tour of Dominion Organics, a certified organic greenhouse operation. Dominion Organics is located at 7110 Enterprise Road in Ferndale. Bring a brown bag lunch and a small lawn or camping chair for a lunchtime picnic in the greenhouse.

Owner/operator Blair McHenry, an organic grower and consultant to the British Columbia hothouse industry for more than 25 years, will lead the tour. He will lead a discussion on topics including greenhouse structures, heating, and fertility as well as pest and disease management issues.

Space is limited and pre-registration is required. The cost is $20 per person.

To register, download the form at http://snohomish.wsu.edu/ag/workshops/registrationform.pdf and mail with your check to Karie Christensen. Or contact her to register at 425-357-6039, or by email at klchristen@wsu.edu.

For more information on the program contact Drew Corbin at corbina@wsu.edu, or 425-357-6012.

Media Contacts

Andrew Corbin, WSU Extension Agriculture Educator, 425-357-6012 corbina@wsu.edu