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Household Hazardous Waste Program – May 2

Everyone who lives in Kenosha County – the city, towns and villages – can dispose of their household hazardous waste, e-waste and refrigerant waste by bringing their waste items to the Kenosha County Center, 19600 75th Street, Bristol, on Saturday, May 2nd from 8 AM to 1 PM. This is the only county-wide household hazardous waste collection date scheduled for this year.

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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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Box Elder Bugs

Question: I have a problem with a tree by the street in front of my house. In summer the tree is full of bugs. Some of the bugs are red and some are black with orange-red. I’ve sent photos so you can see how the bugs covered the tree trunk late last summer. What can I do? Should I cut the tree down? N. A.


Growing Lavender

Question: I love lavender and would like to grow it in my garden. I’ve heard many types of lavender won’t grow here. Do you have suggestions on which lavender would be best for Kenosha? I’d like to try growing it from seed. J.H.

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Emerald Ash Borer Treatment

Question: The February 5th Kenosha News had an article about treating ash trees for emerald ash borer for people who live in Pleasant Prairie. I don’t live in Kenosha County but not in Pleasant Prairie. Do you have suggestions on how I can treat my ash trees? N.R.

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2015 March Home Lite Supplement

Here is the March 2015 Home Lite Supplement.  It contains the calendars for March and April. Some upcoming events are highlighted plus YAR Grant applications are now being accepted.