WSU Stevens County Extension – Gardening News

Pressure Gauge Testing for Canners Aug 1 & 14 – Canning season is upon us again, which means time to test those pressure canner gauges. We will be at the Chewelah Farmers Market August 1 from 11:00AM-3:00PM. We will be doing gauge testing on-site. All you need to bring is your pressure canner lid with gauge. We cannot test weighted pressure canners or water bathing canners. If you miss us at the Farmers Market in Chewelah, we will have a second gauge testing day August 14 from 10:00AM-12:00PM at the Extension Office in Colville. You can drop your lid off at the office before the testing date if you cannot make it on August 14. For more information, contact Adenea Thompson, Food Safety Coordinator at a.thompson@wsu.edu or 509.684.2588.

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Master Gardener Class Applications Available, Due Sept 30 – Applications are now available for the 2019/2020 Master Gardener class. The class is approximately 16 weeks long and will begin in the October/November time frame.  Applications can be downloaded here. For more information contact Adenea Thompson, Master Gardener Coordinator at a.thompson@wsu.edu or 509.684.2588.

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Plant Clinics, Every Tues 2:30-4:30 through September – WSU Stevens County Extension accepts samples for identification and diagnosis of plant and insect related problems. We provide diagnosis for home and backyard horticulture problems. Master Gardeners are onsite every Tuesday from 2:30-4:30 pm to receive samples. If you cannot make it during clinic hours, samples can be dropped off anytime during office hours; and Master Gardeners will evaluate samples on Tuesday afternoon. For more information contact Adenea Thompson, Master Gardener Coordinator at a.thompson@wsu.edu or 509.684.2588.