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CAHNRS News – October 7, 2011

Posted by | October 7, 2011

Harvest Celebration at WSU Organic Farm Is Oct. 8

Everyone is welcome to come celebrate fall harvest at WSU’s Organic Farm annual Harvest Party, Oct. 8, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

Harvest Party activities include hay wagon rides around the farm, a corn maze, face painting, and fresh pressed apple cider. There will be a U-pick pumpkin patch with traditional jack-o-lanterns, baby pumpkins, and a few novelty varieties. Pumpkins will be sold by weight.

“The star of the party will be a giant pumpkin on display,” said organic farm manager Brad Jaeckel. “Party-goers are invited to take a guess at the pumpkin’s weight. The closest guess wins the giant or a more reasonable sized jack-o-lantern of the winner’s choice. The party is always a lot of fun, so we invite folks to come out to meet the farm crew and to enjoy the harvest and the crisp fall air.”

The WSU Organic Farm is located inside Tukey Horticulture Orchard on the corner of Airport Road and Terre View – follow the signs to the farm. The orchard will also be open for U-pick and pre-picked fruit sales.

Kudos

Charles Brun, WSU Extension horticulture advisor for Clark County, was invited to speak at the 2011 International Plant Propagators annual meetings in Sacramento, Calif. He covered the new $150,000 Conley greenhouse that is being built at the former WSU Research and Extension Center in Vancouver, Wash.

The students in AMDT 411: Fashion Line Pre-development were asked to design a collection of four looks for Mary Janes Farm. MJF owns a bed and breakfast, publishes a magazine, and sells home goods and accessories, but they do not currently have a line of clothing, so the student teams were challenged to design a collection that embodied MJF while also meeting the needs of their target market. The teams developed mood pages, color palettes, fashion illustrations and technical flats to present to MJF brand managers Lucas and Megan Rae, who were kind enough to give the students individual feedback on their work and hope to feature some of the design ideas in their magazine.