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Annie’s Project Financial Management Workshop Series

Annie’s Project is an opportunity for farm women to learn about farm management skills and strategies in comfortable settings. This three-day workshop series is for farm women who are interested in learning or improving their farm financial management, a part of the fabric of farm life and the farm business.

Sugar maple tree

Choosing large trees for your yard

Emerald ash borer has and will kill thousands of ash trees in Kenosha. Trees increase property value, provide energy savings, improve human wellbeing, encourage tourism and decrease crime rate. For these reasons and more it is crucial to replant. Over the next few weeks we will look at large sized (over 30 feet) trees.

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Question: My garden and compost pile are at a community garden and not in my back yard. This time of year it breaks my heart to throw away vegetable peelings and coffee grounds instead of putting them in the compost. (I can’t easily get to the compost pile this time of year.) Do you have any suggestions? M.S.

Whiteflies, Fungus gnats

Houseplant pests

Question: I read your column in December about aphids and other insects on houseplants. It didn’t mention anything about gnats in the dirt and on the leaves which are the problem in my houseplants. I read online about whiteflies. Do you think my plants are infested with whiteflies or is it a different insect? What can I do to can get rid of them? F.H.

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Wisconsin Landscape Registry

December 31, 2015 – Kenosha News Wisconsin residents wanting to receive notice of pesticides that will be applied to lawns, trees and shrubs in their neighborhood by professional lawn care and landscape companies must join the Wisconsin Landscape Registry before February 1, 2016. The registry is maintained by the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and […]

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Holly & Mistletoe Lore

Question: I am enjoying a Victorian advent calendar that informationally states that the holly wreath could only be carried into the house by a male, since the berries appear only on male plants. I thought this has to be a gross error. So is it the female holly that has the berries or some unusual plant physiology that put berries on the male? M.P.