April 07, 2014
This is a big year for the Spokane County-WSU Extension Office as they prepare to celebrate 100 years! Technically, it’s the 100th anniversary of the Smith-Lever Act that established the Cooperative Extension Service as a state-by-state national network for educators who extend university-based knowledge to the public.
So, what does that mean? It means that the Cooperative Extension provides information and/or instruction on almost everything from growing tomatoes and raising chickens in your back yard, to livestock and forest management. They provide classes on new techniques to effectively manage your water, alternative energy, advances in biotechnology, and marketing tips for your organic crops. WSU-Spokane County Extension programs also focus on building the capacity of individuals, organizations, businesses and communities to find solutions for local issues. In other words, there practically something for everybody…and they want to celebrate!
On Thursday, May 8th from 3:30-7:00 p.m. the public is invited to an open house at the Spokane County-WSU Extension Office (222 N. Havana, Spokane Valley). The open house will include Master Gardener Plant Clinic demonstrations, 4-H robotics demonstration, 2nd Harvest food drive, SCRAPS pet adoption/pet food drive, and they will also be collecting diapers, baby formula and baby wipes. So come see what Cooperative Extension has to offer! For more information, contact Office Manager Randy Walters at (509) 477-2177.
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