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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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Environmental Factors Can Affect Developing Tomatoes

Environmental Factors Can Affect Developing Tomatoes

Tomatoes with brown to black leathery bottoms or misshapen fruit? Do your tomato plants leaves look healthy but the tomatoes do not? The problem might not be a disease or insects. It might be environmental.  Cool temperatures, irregular watering and heavy rainfall can all cause unexpected things to happen to your tomatoes. For more information […]

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Working Together for Community Improvement

Working Together for Community Improvement

UW-Extension is working with community members to develop the updated neighborhood improvement plan for the area around the Waukesha Public Library, including most of downtown. The purpose of this project is to provide community direction to: increase area attractiveness for investment, reinvest economic activities in the neighborhood, and foster the growth of resident-based initiatives to […]

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Be Featured in the 2015 Farm Fresh Atlas™ of Southeastern Wisconsin!

Be Featured in the 2015 Farm Fresh Atlas™ of Southeastern Wisconsin!

If you are a farmer, farmers’ market, small/local business or restaurant that wants to attract more customers in the Milwaukee Metropolitan area, then the 2015 Farm Fresh Atlas™ of Southeastern Wisconsin is for you! The Atlas features local farmers, farmers’ markets, restaurants and small businesses that are primarily food or farm related. Even with all the […]

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Waukesha County Fair 4-H Raffle Results

Waukesha County Fair 4-H Raffle Results

Congratulations to the top 3 selling 4-H families! Mahlman (4-Leaf) 170 tickets, $40 prize McCann (Falls Busy Beavers) 92 tickets, $30 prize Hughes (Cooney Clovers) 72 tickets, $20 prize Raffle prizes and winners: $1000 cash, to Jon Selear, ticket #08968 $750 cash, to Krisi Button, ticket #06325 $500 cash, to Eddie King, ticket #08252 $350 […]

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UW-Extension Master Gardener Training Offered

UW-Extension Master Gardener Training Offered

Waukesha County UW-Extension teams up with Milwaukee County UW-Extension to provide education, training, and volunteer opportunities for those who want to become a Master Gardener Volunteer.  Training begins in September of each year.  Registration for training is presently taking place.  Go to http://fyi.uwex.edu/sewmg for more information on training and registration materials.  Act fast if interested.  […]

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UW-Extension Provides Nutrition Education with Sussex Residents

UW-Extension Provides Nutrition Education with Sussex Residents

Stonegate Apartments and Bristol Court Apartments/Townhomes both recently held a picnic and resource fair. Waukesha County UW-Extension Nutrition Educator Marcy Pichler attended both events and shared information and resources with residents. Residents enjoyed food, games for children, agency information and a free raffle. Other agencies participating in the picnic  included  Pauline Haas Library, Sussex Outreach […]

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August Clover Flyer

August Clover Flyer

Check out the August Clover Flyer, the Waukesha County 4-H Family Newsletter! View the current 4-H calendar, learn about events, and read what other clubs are up to.  It is all Here. Notable News from the July/August Issue: Awards Committee Happenings The Awards committee is having a RECORD BOOK/ME WORKSHOP on Wednesday, August 20, at […]

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