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January 2022 Urban Extension News Bulletin

Posted by msanderson | February 15, 2022

Features: Farm to School Grant Program, National Urban Extension Conference call for proposals, Suburban Housing Affordability White Paper, Natura Resources

Dear Colleagues,

Welcome to the first days of the shortest month of the year!  Many of you may be breathing a sigh of relief, having just submitted the latest round of annual reporting – so we’ll keep the resources and news light-hearted and helpful.

Please take a quick look at the resources below, share your feedback about Safer Products for Washington, and consider the next Health Innovation Big Ideas webinar.

We want to continue to support and celebrate the work of all of our urban Extension colleagues throughout the WSU community. So, tweet @wsumetrocenter and @westernmetro with your events, big ideas, publications, or resources that are driving you.


Brad Gaolach Ph. D. | He/Him
Washington State University Extension
Director | Metropolitan Center for Applied Research & Extension
Director | Western Center for Metropolitan Extension & Research
Professor | Community & Economic Development
Phone: (425) 405-1734 | WSU Direct: 21734 | Twitter: @WSUMetroCenter LinkedIn


Safer Products for Washington Implementation

The Safer Products for Washington program includes a regulatory process designed to keep harmful chemicals out of homes, workplaces, schools, and the environment. comment by January 28th.

Click for publication summary >>


Philadelphia-based Urban Ag Educator Position

The Penn State Extension Horticulture Unit is looking for an urban agriculture professional with a passion for education and outreach to join their Vegetable and Small Fruit Team.

View the job posting >>


Health Innovation Big Ideas Webinar

Please save February 10th 2pm-4pm ET for the Big Idea Webinar. . The purpose of this webinar is to share learnings from the Leadership Summit, provide information about the Big Idea’s next institutional home, and help you connect with others to advance work in your regions.

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Inaugural USDA Federal Advisory Committee on Urban Ag Announced

Remember those Urban Agriculture Listening Sessions the WCMER hosted in May of 2020? The latest step toward the support of urban ag from USDA has been achieved – the inaugural USDA Federal Advisory Committee on Urban Agriculture!

View the press release >>


Professional growth with Natura.

WSU is a member of Natura. Natura offers thematic working groups, fellowship opportunities and event announcements. Natura also offers members resources for growing their careers and building professional connections. Check them out!

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