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Intro to Beekeeping Workshop – June 23, 2015

This workshop will be held on Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at 6:00 PM at the Kenosha County Center.  The program will address basic bee biology, beekeeping equipment, bee-friendly plantings, and more! The workshop is designed for the novice beekeeper or those who haven’t yet started keeping bees. The program will feature engaging presentations and Q&A session […]


Horticulture Helpline

Master Gardener Volunteers are available to answer your gardening questions on Monday, Wednesday, Fridays from 9am-noon at 262-857-1942 or e-mail master.gardeners@kenoshacounty.org  


Spring Issue of Ties to the Land

Ties to the Land is a quarterly newsletter in collaboration with UW-Extension, Kenosha and Racine Counties Land Conservation, Kenosha, Racine and Milwaukee Counties Farm Service Agency and Natural Resources Conservation Service. Read the spring issue of Ties to the Land: April-June 2015.


July/August Home Lite

Here is the combined July/August 2015 Home Lite Some things of interest are: Calendars for both months Day Camp Registration Club minutes Babysitter Training Pop and Pizza Stand Paul Muhlenbeck Scholarship If you would like your Home Lite mailed, please contact Bethany Sorce, 4-H Program Assistant at 262-857-1945.

Photo by Brian Hudelson, 
UW-Madison Plant Pathology

Apple Scab

Question: We moved into a condo about a year ago. Last summer we noticed the crabapple tree near our unit lost most of its leaves in late summer. Is there something we can spray on the tree to prevent leaf loss? A group of trees in the commons area are covered with lumpy black growths. What are the growths and can the trees be saved? A.E.


Lawn Voles & Reseeding and Use of Corn Gluten

March 26, 2015 – Kenosha News Question: Either mice or moles really did a job on my lawn this winter.  There are trails all over the place where the grass has been eaten down to the dirt.  I just finished raking all of the dead grass up.  I have grass seed which has the fertilizer […]

raised garden with plants

Vegetable Garden Beginner

Question: I’m planning on putting in a new 20 x 40 foot vegetable garden this spring. I’ve never gardened so don’t know very much about what I’m doing. I have nice large spot in my backyard with full sunlight, on a gentle slope. I’m planning on getting compost from the municipal compost site and tilling it in this spring. If the gardening goes well this year, I plan to put a raised bed garden on the same spot in a couple of years. Are there good books or websites you recommend? Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated. F.M.


Spring Yard Clean-Up

Question: It looks like the weather is finally warming up and I can’t wait to be outside. What can I do in my garden and yard? A.P.

cold frame

Cold Frames

Question: I’m so tired of winter and can’t wait to start gardening. I’ve thinking about buying a cold frame to grow lettuce this spring. Do you think it is worth purchasing and what can I grow in a cold frame? E.L.