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Gardening: We Dig It Workshop


Fri, Mar 8th, 2013
Posted in All Home & Garden

Are you ready for spring growing season? If so, the We Dig It Gardening Workshop may provide you with some great inspiration. The Houston County Master Gardeners and Caledonia Community Education are hosting their third annual gardening workshop on Saturday, April 6, 2013 from 8:00 to 3:30 at the Caledonia Middle and High School.

This workshop is geared toward both novice and experienced gardeners. Keynote speakers for the event are Marilyn Frauenkron Bayer who will discuss how gardens can be an extension of your living space and Kathy Zuzek who will share the information in tried, true, and new shrubs. Breakout sessions include discussions on orchids, vegetable gardening, wildflowers, and replacement trees for the Emerald Ash Borer. The event also has vendors, a country store of new or gently used garden and household items, and a silent auction.

Registration by March 31, 2013, entitles you to: participation in two keynote addresses, your choice of three breakout sessions, all workshop materials, vendor display access, refreshments, and door prize entry. Onsite registration does not include lunch. The workshop registration fee is $25.00. For questions or to complete your registration, contact Cindy Frank at Caledonia Area Community Education via phone at 507-725-5139 or by emailing cindy_frank@cps.k12.mn.us

Deadline to apply to purchase Habitat for Humanity home is March 15

Fri, Mar 8th, 2013
Posted in All Home & Garden

Winona, MN - Habitat for Humanity Winona-Fillmore Counties is accepting applications now through March 15 for a single family home to be built in Winona. To qualify for a Habitat home, the family must currently be living in substandard housing, be ..... 
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Habitat for Humanity has no “waiting list” for homebuyers

Fri, Feb 15th, 2013
Posted in All Home & Garden

Winona, MN- Habitat for Humanity Winona-Fillmore Counties is now accepting applications for a single family home to be built in Winona. To qualify for a Habitat home, the family must currently be living in substandard housing, be unable to obtain ..... 
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Separating recyclables

By LaVerne C. Paulson

Fri, Feb 8th, 2013
Posted in All Home & Garden

The second and third most common questions I get asked are, “Where does all that stuff go?” and “Who gets the job of separating all that stuff?” The easy answers are, “Twin Cities” and “a large machine, along with a few nimble people w ..... 
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Spring is just around the corner...time for tree planting!

Fri, Jan 18th, 2013
Posted in All Home & Garden

Jeanette Serfling, Administrative Assistant It’s time to think about your spring tree planting needs. The SWCD tree program is in full swing offering a variety of bare root shrubs, deciduous trees and conifers and potted conifers. We sell good qu ..... 
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Plastics

By LaVerne C. Paulson

Fri, Jan 11th, 2013
Posted in All Home & Garden

A lot of plastic passes through the recycling center here in Preston each week. Plastic containers are lightweight and strong, making them desirable for their durability. The most common containers that are recyclable are milk jugs, juice containers ..... 
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Steel cans

By LaVerne C. Paulson

Fri, Dec 28th, 2012
Posted in All Home & Garden

Tin cans , as we know them, are not made of tin, but are really made of steel. But then, old habits are hard to break. Tin cans have been around since 1810. Soup, juice, vegetables, meat, coffee, evaporated milk, sardines, pet food, and pork and b ..... 
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Recycling Trivia

By LaVerne C. Paulson

Fri, Dec 7th, 2012
Posted in All Home & Garden

Many people in the recycling business keep sharing all kinds of information with us that some people find quite interesting. This article will contain a considerable amount of trivia dealing with recycling. Some of this information has appeared in p ..... 
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Bathroom remodels that look like a million bucks - for $1,000 or less

Fri, Sep 7th, 2012
Posted in All Home & Garden

The bathroom is one room in the house where you can accomplish a lot with $1,000. Here are four updates and upgrades that cost less than 10 Ben Franklins, but can leave you feeling like a million bucks when you step into your new bath. Redo walls a ..... 
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