Flooding & Flood Recovery Resources

Here are some selected resources to assist those in our area who were affected by recent flooding. Homeowner Wisconsin Flood Toolkit – Wisconsin Department of Health Services Coping with Flooding – Wisconsin DNR Resources for Your Flooded Home – University of Missouri Extension Flooding of Private Wells – Wisconsin DNR Kenosha & Racine Counties Recycle Guide – […]

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Agritourism: Have fun, be safe

Whether I was picking my weight in strawberries at the local U-Pick, exhibiting animals at the county fair, or capping off summer at the steam and gas engine show on the other end of the county, the highlights of my childhood summers involved some form agritourism.  As an adult, the ways in which I participate […]

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UW-Extension: Neighborhoods crucial to creative economy

Article by Amy Greil, Community, Natural Resource and Economic Development Educator Here I go again talking about arts, culture and creativity. I cannot help myself because I am so proud that Kenosha’s first ever Creative Economy Strategic Plan has now been released to the public and outlines — finally — a common road map to […]

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HarborMarket accepting SNAP for third year

Article by Terri Ward, FoodWIse Administrator, Kenosha and Racine Counties Kenosha News Article This season marks the third year Kenosha HarborMarket will accept the federal supplemental nutrition assistance program (SNAP), formerly knows as food stamps; and the second year of the successful dollar-matching program called “MarketMoola”, which provides up to $20 of matching funds to […]

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Farm Succession Live Webinar Series

UW-Extension is offering a series of webinars on farm succession and estate planning.  All sessions require participants to attend in-person at the Walworth County UW-Extension Office, 100 W. Walworth St., Elkhorn, WI.  Registration is $5/person/session or $25 for the complete series – cost includes materials and snacks. Pre-registration is required. Register online at: https://goo.gl/forms/kJ9ooiCT0YXuERMa2, by […]

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Cover Crops

Kenosha News – August 4, 2016 Barb Larson, Horticulture Educator Question: My vegetable garden is quite a few years old. There were several problems in the garden early on so I harvested as much as I could. Instead of planting again, I’d like to try a cover crop. I’ve heard cover crops are a good […]

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Lawn Drought

Kenosha News – July 21, 2016 Barb Larson, Horticulture Educator Question: A nice lawn is important to me. I don’t mind letting it turn brown but the grass is almost crispy and I don’t want it to die. Is there anything I should do to keep the lawn alive if it doesn’t rain? J.S. Answer: […]

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Ants in Tree / Trunk Damage

Kenosha News – July 7, 2016 Barb Larson, Horticulture Educator Question: My problem is with ants in a maple tree in my yard. The trunk has a split and a “hole” and ants, I think carpenter ants, big black ones, are all over the tree. My wife is certain the ants will kill the tree and it […]

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Kenosha Kitchens: User Survey

Would you use a community commercial kitchen to grow your food-related business?  Are you working as a local food processor, caterer, food truck operator, baker or some related role?  We would like to hear from you! A group of local leaders are working towards the creation of a Kenosha Kitchen serving the needs of local […]

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Mulching shrubs

Question: I read your June 2nd article about weed barriers in your vegetable garden. Can I do the same thing in an area that I have hydrangeas growing? Would I use the newspaper layer and the same options for on top of the newspaper? I love my hydrangeas but am constantly weeding around them all summer long, even though I hand pull I get new weeds all the time!

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