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Breakfast on the Go

Breakfast on the Go

Now that school is back in full swing, finding time for breakfast in the morning can be a challenge!  Oatmeal packets are easy to prepare ahead of time, and provide a filling and nutritious breakfast in the morning!  It is recommended that half of the grains we eat each day be whole grains.  Oatmeal is […]

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Plant Bulbs Now for Spring Blooms

Plant Bulbs Now for Spring Blooms

At the end of a long winter, daffodils, hyacinths and tulips are some of the first and most welcome signs of springtime. But to enjoy them in spring, you have to plant them now in autumn.  Learn planting tips in a column in Country Woman magazine written by Ann Wied, UW-Extension Waukesha County Consumer Horticulture […]

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Minestrone: The Creative Soup

Minestrone: The Creative Soup

Soups and stews are a great way to eat a large variety of vegetables and beans.  Have you ever tried a Minestrone soup?  Minestrone, pronounced me-nay-stroh-nay, comes from an Italian word which means “that which is served.”  The great thing about minestrone soup is that it is your own creation!  No two minestrones have to […]

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WCNC Member Spotlight: ADRC

WCNC Member Spotlight: ADRC

This month’s Nutrition Coalition member in the spotlight is Michelle Bertram from ADRC and the Nutrition Coalition co-chair!

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Spotted Wing Drosophila Confirmed in Waukesha County

Spotted Wing Drosophila Confirmed in Waukesha County

Spotted Wing Drosophila, Drosophila suzukii, is a small fly that can cause significant damage to a number of fruit crops in Wisconsin, including: raspberries, blackberries, grapes, cherries, blueberries, and others.  They are very similar in size, shape and appearance to a fruit fly.  Adults are small, 1/16 to 1/8 in long (2‐3 mm) with red […]

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Heading out to the Farmer’s Market?

Heading out to the Farmer’s Market?

Check out our Farmers Market Fresh Recipes before you go and add those fresh vegetables to your shopping list! We have recipes for May through October: Farmers Market Fresh Recipes    

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Tower Hill Fall Fest

Tower Hill Fall Fest

We’re celebrating fall with a festival at the Tower Hill Community Garden! If you live in the Tower Hill neighborhood, come and enjoy free food samples, activities and learn about your community. Free educational resources and information from UW Extension, area agencies and organizations. Where:  At the Tower Hill Community Garden, located across from Waukesha […]

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Now is a Great Time to Test Your Soil

Now is a Great Time to Test Your Soil

Did you know that soils vary within the state, your neighborhood, and even your yard?  Well they do! What may be good for your neighbor’s lawn or garden may not be right for yours. Guessing about additives for your lawn or garden usually means too little or too much fertilizer gets added.  Too little fertilizer may […]

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Member Spotlight: Blessings in a Backpack

Member Spotlight: Blessings in a Backpack

The UW-Extension, in Waukesha County,  has provided support to the Waukesha County Nutrition Coalition (WCNC) since 1994.  The coalition works to increase food security and eliminate hunger by providing education, increasing hunger awareness, engaging in projects, and building partner networks.  For more information on the Nutrition Coalition see the website (link under Connections tab) or […]

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