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Have You Always Wanted to Be a Vegetable Farmer?

Have You Always Wanted to Be a Vegetable Farmer?

The Wisconsin School for Beginning Market Growers, a three-day workshop for anyone planning to start a fresh market vegetable farm, will be offered January 9-11, 2015 on the UW-Madison campus. The program, now in its 17th year, serves new and beginning farmers seeking to grow and market fresh produce. The focus of the program is […]

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Protect Your Shrubs and Young Trees from Rabbits and Other Chewing Critters This Winter

Protect Your Shrubs and Young Trees from Rabbits and Other Chewing Critters This Winter

Now is a great time to protect your young trees and/or lower branches of your shrubs from damage by chewing rabbits, moles, or mice this winter. Surround the trees or shrubs with a plastic or wire fence that is one to two feet higher up the trunk than the expected snow levels.  Another alternative for […]

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Talkin’ Turkey

Talkin’ Turkey

  Follow these steps at the store and at home to make a safe and delicious Thanksgiving turkey!       At the store… Choose fresh or frozen turkey. Frozen turkey is available year round, especially around Thanksgiving. Fresh turkey should be purchased no more than 1-2 days before your holiday meal. Do not buy […]

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4-H November/December Clover Flyer

4-H November/December Clover Flyer

Read the latest Waukesha County 4-H news! Clover Flyer Nov Dec 2014 Featured in this issue… 2014/2015 Enrollment Promotion Program 4-H News: Get Involved!  Description of the Standing Committees VOLT!  Next training Wed, Nov 12, 7-9 PM, Waukesha Co. Administration Center, Rm 255 4-H Teen Council (formerly known as Junior Leaders)  Next meeting Mon, Nov 24, […]

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It’s Not Too Late to Treat Invasive Weeds!

It’s Not Too Late to Treat Invasive Weeds!

Do you have buckthorn growing in your yard? This invasive weed can be difficult to eliminate. Now is a great time to treat them with an herbicide. In fall, plants are moving their energy stores down into their roots. Treating now will  help move the herbicide to where it will be most effective – the […]

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The Waukesha County Nutrition Coalition Celebrates its 20th Anniversary and 3-Day SNAP Challenge

The Waukesha County Nutrition Coalition Celebrates its 20th Anniversary and 3-Day SNAP Challenge

On October 28, County Executive Dan Vrakas honored the Waukesha County Nutrition Coalition with a Commendation during their 20th anniversary event at Easter Seals in Waukesha.  Since 1994, the Waukesha County Nutrition Coalition and its member agencies have worked together to increase availability of healthy, nutritious foods in Waukesha County and have provided networking opportunities for non-profit agencies, […]

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Know Your Options for Managing the Leaves That Have Fallen to the Ground

Know Your Options for Managing the Leaves That Have Fallen to the Ground

Fall yard clean-up usually means dealing with an abundance of leaves, but did you know that there are more options than raking your leaves into piles for leaf pick up or burning them? Leaf burning contributes to air pollution, health problems, and are fire hazards.  Consider allowing your leaves to remain on the ground by […]

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Pumpkin Picking Tips

Pumpkin Picking Tips

It’s that time of year. Pumpkin time!  Everywhere you go — in grocery stores, garden centers, farm stands, and farms — pumpkins are being sold.  If you are looking for a pumpkin patch to pick your own, go to http://www.farmfreshsewi.org/ .  This is the website for the Farm Fresh Atlas of Southeastern Wisconsin. Farms as […]

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Eat Smart for Halloween!

Eat Smart for Halloween!

Halloween brings us a lot of fun treats; however, these treats can be high in sugar and saturated fats. It is still possible to enjoy fun fall treats that are nutritious too. Here are some alternatives to fall sweets!   Instead of a caramel apple, try… Apple Smiles! Peanut butter is a great source of protein, […]

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