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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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Recipe of the Month: Vegetable Ribbons

Recipe of the Month: Vegetable Ribbons

Ingredients: 1 medium zucchini (about 1 1/2  cups after cutting) 1 large carrot (about 1 1/2 cups after cutting) 1 teaspoon vegetable oil Optional: 1/4 teaspoon pepper, dash of salt   Instructions:   Wash zucchini and peel carrot. Cut off ends. Using a vegetable peeler, shave the zucchini and carrot into ribbons by moving the […]

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Watch for Late Blight Symptoms on Your Tomatoes

Watch for Late Blight Symptoms on Your Tomatoes

Late blight is a destructive disease of tomatoes and potatoes that can kill mature plants, and make tomato fruits and potato tubers inedible. On leaves of tomato or potato, late blight begins as pale-green or olive-green areas that quickly enlarge to become brown-black, water-soaked, and oily-looking. Stems can also exhibit dark-brown to black areas. If […]

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