SCFS Meeting, “Raspberries” with Lisa DeVetter, Thurs, Sept 10, 2015 @ 7 pm

With all the wonderful things you can do with raspberries, wouldn’t you like to grow more of them and grow them more successfully? Join us on September 10, 2015 to learn about cultivation of the raspberry in Western Washington. Lisa DeVetter, of WSU Mount Vernon Northwestern Washington Research and Extension Center (WSU Mount Vernon NWREC) will address establishment, cultivar selection, and maintenance, as well as discussing some of the relevant areas of her research. The meeting starts at 7 pm at the Boys and Girls Club of Snohomish, 402 2nd St, Snohomish, WA 98290. A brief business meeting will precede the presentation.

Lisa DeVetter leads the WSU Small Fruit Horticulture program and is based out of the WSU Mount Vernon NWREC. Originally from Iowa, she developed her agricultural interests while spending summers on her family’s farm and helping her grandmother cultivate a diverse farmyard garden. Her horticultural interests deepened as she engaged in international development projects at Iowa State University (ISU), which is where she also earned her BS in biology and horticulture. She continued studying at ISU and got her MS in both horticulture and soil science before continuing on to the University of Wisconsin-Madison for her PhD. Lisa joined WSU in 2014 and is developing a diverse research and extension program with an emphasis on maximizing productivity and fruit quality, as well as ensuring the health of adjacent natural resources critical for small fruit crop production in the Pacific Northwest.

Snohomish County Fruit Society (SCFS) is a chapter of Western Cascade Fruit Society (WCFS) http://www.wcfs.org. The meeting is open to the public and everyone is invited. For further information, call (425) 398-5544.

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