PULLMAN, Wash. — Washington State University Extension Master Gardeners and the WSU Organic Farm are joining forces to offer an intensive, multi-week course in organic gardening, covering everything from composting to garden planning as well as organic pest control and fertilization.
“Organic Gardening Intensive” begins Feb. 20 and run through May 8. The program will include four Saturday sessions that run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and five Wednesday sessions that run from 1 to 4 p.m. Altogether, participants will receive 35 hours of instruction from WSU faculty, researchers and area farmers. The classes will be held in greenhouses on the Pullman campus as well as at the WSU Organic Farm.
Costs of the training vary. Current Master Gardeners will pay $100. Participants willing to give 20 hours of volunteer service at the WSU Organic Farm following the training will pay $150. All other participants will pay $250.
Applications for those interested are available at www.css.wsu.edu/organicfarm.