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Summer 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 summer 2015 issue of Ties to the Land: July-September 2015

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Youth Tractor Safety Certification – August 3-5, 2015

Offered by Kenosha, Racine and Walworth Counties UW Extension This 24-hour program meets the requirements of Wisconsin Act 455, which requires youth under the age of 16 to hold a certificate of training in order to operate a tractor or self-propelled implement of husbandry on a public road. It also meets the child labor requirements […]

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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  

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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.

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First Impressions Volunteer Recruitment

We are currently recruiting motivated, engaged and perceptive individuals between the ages of 20-40 (roughly) to participate in a “secret shopper” exchange.  We want to know what “outsiders” think of our community so we’ve invited Sheboygan to come to Kenosha… in return, we are taking a group of Kenoshan young professionals to Sheboygan.  Incognito.  Click […]

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July/August Home Lite

Here is the combined July/ August 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.

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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.

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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 […]

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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.

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