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Landscape designer Charles Seha receives MNLA award for Excellence In Landscape


Mon, Feb 9th, 2015
Posted in Chatfield Home & Garden

Several members of the Minnesota Nursery and Landscape Association (MNLA) were recently honored with the 2015 MNLA award for Excellence In Landscape. Among those honored was landscape designer Charles Seha.

A panel of practicing professionals in landscape education, landscape architecture, and horticulture judged each entry based upon quality of design, materials, and workmanship. Entries are not judged against each other, but rather against standards of excellence in achieving the clients design goals, selection of materials, and execution of the installation. The project was noted by one of the judges, “this project is a credit to the landscape design industry in Minnesota!”

The Minnesota Nursery and Landscape Association is the state’s largest green industry trade association with more than 1,000 member businesses including landscape designers and contractors, garden centers, tree and flower growers, irrigation contractors, and lawn, tree, and garden services.

A renowned landscape designer and garden builder, Charles is a native of Chatfield and a seasonal resident of Fillmore County and has recently worked on projects in Big Sur and Silicon Valley in Calif. and Kauai, as well as Rochester.

The award winning project in Rochester was built in collaboration with Dan Campion Masonry with carpentry by Jim Amundson and Steve Carlson.

Free radon and nitrate testing

Mon, Feb 2nd, 2015
Posted in All Home & Garden

Radon gas is found in over half of Fillmore County homes. Radon causes lung cancer. Testing your home for radon is easy, inexpensive, and quick. During February and March, you may pick up a free kit from one of the radon and nitrate testing clini ..... 
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Recycling 101 - 1.19.15

By LaVerne C. Paulson

Mon, Jan 19th, 2015
Posted in All Home & Garden

By LaVerne C. Paulson Recycling Education Coordinator Batteries. Just how many of those gadgets that you couldn’t possibly get along without are powered partially or totally by batteries? As I write this article at the Recycling Center, I have ..... 
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New Year’s resolution: Get an advanced energy audit

Mon, Jan 12th, 2015
Posted in All Home & Garden

Looking for a New Year’s resolution you can stick to? Get that advanced home energy audit you’ve been promising yourself and make 2015 the year you start to save energy and cut your utility bill costs. Many people assume there is little they c ..... 
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Recycling 101 - 1.05.2015

By LaVerne C. Paulson

Mon, Jan 5th, 2015
Posted in All Home & Garden

Recycling Education Coordinator Questions concerning the recycling of plastics in Fillmore County keep coming up week after week. I will agree that if you don’t work in recycling as I do, it can be a bit complicated. There is a lot of informa ..... 
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Recycling 101 - 12.22.2014

By LaVerne C. Paulson

Mon, Dec 22nd, 2014
Posted in All Home & Garden

Recycling Education Coordinator The most common item made from iron is the steel food can. These cans are 99% steel. They are made of steel for strength, but many are coated with tin to stabilize the flavors of the can’s contents so your stew ..... 
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Recycling 101

By LaVerne C. Paulson

Mon, Dec 8th, 2014
Posted in All Home & Garden

Recycling Education Coordinator Paper and other forms of fiber are the most numerous items recycled in Fillmore County. No less than fifteen tons leave here each week headed for a factory that will produce recycled cardboard, boxboard, egg cartons ..... 
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Recycling 101 - 11.24.2014

By LaVerne C. Paulson

Mon, Nov 24th, 2014
Posted in All Home & Garden

Recycling Education Coordinator When we have a choice, many of us prefer to purchase food in glass containers. There just seems to be something about the taste of sauerkraut from a jar that is different than sauerkraut from a metal can. A great n ..... 
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Home repair loans and grants available

Mon, Nov 24th, 2014
Posted in All Home & Garden

With colder weather upon us, USDA Rural Development is gearing up to help local homeowners finance home improvements through low-interest loans and grants. “Now is a good time for homeowners to evaluate the need for necessary repairs or replacem ..... 
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