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Helping Communities Make Important Decisions

Helping Communities Make Important Decisions

Live, work or play near the Waukesha Public Library? A new group of community members, stakeholders and organizations will begin working together on a community project to update this area’s  strategic plan for improvement. This effort will help guide, coordinate and unify goals and will determine objectives that will positively benefit the greatest number of […]

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Nutrition Coalition Member Spotlight

Nutrition Coalition Member Spotlight

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 awareness, engaging in projects, and building partner networks. Check out this Spotlight of one of the Nutrition Coalition Members.

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Recipe of the Month: Strawberry Spinach Salad

Recipe of the Month: Strawberry Spinach Salad

Yield: 4 Servings, about 1 ½ cups each Ingredients: 10 ounces fresh spinach 1 pint fresh strawberries ¼ cup walnuts, almonds, or sunflower seeds (if desired) Reduced fat raspberry vinaigrette salad dressing   Instructions: Wash and dry spinach leaves, tear into bite sized pieces. Place in a medium sized bowl. Wash and slice strawberries. Place […]

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Tips for Buying and Caring for Easter Lilies

Tips for Buying and Caring for Easter Lilies

Besides candy and chocolate, the Easter lily is a favorite Easter-time treat. Its beauty and fragrance is a welcome gift following a long winter. It is often thought of as a symbol of hope and life. Whether you are buying one for yourself or as a gift, the following tips will help you be successful […]

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Brown Needles on Yew Cause Concern

Brown Needles on Yew Cause Concern

Have you wondered why the needles on your yew are brown?  The most likely cause is our colder than normal winter temperatures and the wind dehydrating the foliage. Unfortunately these affected needles will not recover.  There are two options for addressing this problem. You can remove the dead branches and tips now and then wait […]

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2014 WA-HCE scholarship applications

2014 WA-HCE scholarship applications

WA-HCE scholarship are now available on-line.  Completed applications are due June 15th.  For more information see the Waukesha County WA-HCE webpage:  http://waukesha.uwex.edu/family-living-education/home-community-education/

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Horticulture Helpline Now Open

Horticulture Helpline Now Open

IT MUST BE SPRING!!! Our Horticulture Helpline is now open to answer your yard and garden questions! Call Tuesdays between 9 am and noon at 262-548-7779 or send an email to uwex1@waukeshacounty.gov. The Horticulture Helpline is open every Tuesday from 9 am to noon with more days and hours added as summer approaches.

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UW-Extension Local Government Center is Offering  Several Programs in April

UW-Extension Local Government Center is Offering Several Programs in April

The UW-Extension Local Government Center (LGC), which provides local government education, is offering programs in April on “Public Trust Doctrine”  and “Conducting the Annual Board of Review” as part of their WisLine Teleconference Series. Find out more about the public trust doctrine, a body of law which provides that the state holds title to navigable […]

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Sustainable Lawn Care Presentation Offered

Sustainable Lawn Care Presentation Offered

Attend an upcoming lawn care presentation by UW-Extension Associate Professor Dr. Doug Soldat on the topic of “Sustainable Lawn Care for a Better Urban Environment” on Thursday, April 3rd from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm at UW-Waukesha (Room N133). Learn about some practical and effective strategies for keeping nutrients where they belong, while minimizing other inputs […]

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