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Maintaining Lawn and Garden Tools

When it comes to digging in the garden or pruning trees and shrubs, having high quality tools that are cleaned, lubricated, sharpened and otherwise properly maintained, makes any outdoor job simpler and more efficient.  Clean, well-maintained tools take less effort to work the ground than those that are rusted and caked with soil.  Sharp tools […]

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Thanksgiving Toolkit

Be food safe this holiday season. Thanksgiving toolkit Holiday Food Safety Success Kit The Holiday Food Safety Success Kit , developed by the non-profit Partnership for Food Safety Education, provides tips on how to make sure holiday meals are safe as well as delicious. Recipes, shopping checklist, food safety tips, and children’s activities are included in the […]

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4-H: Like us on Facebook

Like us on Facebook! Douglas County 4-H is a community of young people and dedicated volunteers learning leadership, citizenship, and life skills.  

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Mental Health First Aid Training

Why Mental Health First Aid? Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. This 8-hour training gives you the skills you need to reach out and provide initial support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem […]

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2019 Building a Better Snack with Healthy Foods

Snacks can help you meet your daily nutrient needs. They can keep your energy high throughout the day. Try a snack from each of the food groups! View our tip sheet for more information! 2019 Build a better snack with healthy foods – English (002) Contact your local FoodWIse program to learn more: Douglas County UW-Extension […]

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Soil Testing 2019

Soil Testing Soil tests provide specific fertilizer recommendations for your lawn and garden and can help you avoid over-application of fertilizer.  Soil testing is recommended for lawns, gardens, fields, wildlife areas and vegetable and fruit production. Visit our soil testing page for homeowners or our soil test page for farmers for more information or call […]

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What’s the Buzz about Native Bees?

Who and What?  Crystal Boyd will discuss the diversity and status of Minnesota’s native pollinators, plus the challenges they face—including climate change. She will also describe her work updating the Minnesota state species list of bees, how to create a bee-friendly backyard, and potential work in the Laurentian Mixed Forest region. Please buzz on by […]

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Apple Tree Pruning Fact Sheets

UW-Extension Horticulture Agent, Matt Cogger demonstrates proper apple pruning at recent Dahlia Garden Club workshop in the Town of Bennett. It is time to prune your apple trees for a productive harvest.  See this fact sheet for approved techniques! Apple Tree Pruning Fact Sheet

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