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Ready, Set, Go Farm Transition and Succession Workshop

UW-Extension Cooperative Extension is hosting a farm transition and succession planning workshop on Tuesday, March 17th, 2015 at the Walworth County Government Center in Elkhorn.  This session is the first of a series and will focus on various tax and legal consequences of farm transition/succession options.  Learn how to start the process of transferring the family farm or developing […]

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Kenosha County UW-Extension Launches Recycling Website

(10/24/2014, Kenosha, WI) Kenosha County UW-Extension announces that it has launched its Kenosha and Racine Counties Recycle Guide website for residential and commercial sectors. Features of the website include a searchable database for many hazardous waste products that can be recycled through municipal and private sector recycling firms servicing the two counties. As a ‘one […]

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2015-16 Youth in Governance Program

Youth In Governance, a youth empowerment program that offers area teens the chance to directly participate in local government and community service, is seeking nominations for outstanding and motivated young people for the 2015-2016 year. The requirements to participate in Youth in Governance are: Youth  must currently be a high school student in the 10th […]

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Youth As Board Members Sought

Kenosha County Youth As Resources (YAR), a grant-giving program run by a board composed of youth and adults which funds youth-designed, youth-led community service projects in Kenosha County, is seeking members for the 2015-2016 Board.


Seed Starting Indoors

Question: I plan to grow many of my vegetables from seed this year. I’d like to make my own potting soil. What do you suggest as a recipe for a seed starting mix? Should I buy specialty grow lights? S.R. Answer: Potting soils for seed starting must have good drainage to help prevent rotting and […]

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Pruning Oak Trees

Question: I recently purchased property with a number of large oak trees. When we were cleaning out all the buckthorn and other invasive plants last fall, a friend told me I should have the oaks pruned over winter. I don’t think these trees have been pruned for years. Should oaks be pruned? Is this a […]

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Heirloom vs. Hybrid

Question: This year I want to grow tomatoes from seed instead of buying whatever transplants I can find. Some of my gardening friends told me the best tasting tomatoes are heirloom varieties like Brandywine.  What are heirlooms? How are they different from other tomatoes? Do heirlooms taste better? B.N. Answer: Heirloom or open-pollinated plants are […]

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2015 Spring Into Gardening

9th Annual Spring Into Gardening, Saturday, March 14, 2015
Westosha Central High School, 24617 75th Street, Paddock Lake, WI 53168
(Highway 50, about 7 miles west of I-94)

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Fertilizing Your Garden

Question: I’ve had a vegetable garden for years. I’ve taken good care of the soil by adding different kinds of manure and compost for many years. The garden hasn’t produced very well the past couple of years so I had a soil test done as you suggested. I’m a little confused by the results. It […]


Holiday cheer is no reason to forget to reduce, reuse and recycle.

After you open gifts and drink your share of eggnog, think about what to do with all those discarded boxes, recently-replaced electronics and left-over food scraps. According to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) the holiday season of Thanksgiving to New Year Day creates nearly 25% more household waste than other times of the […]