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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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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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