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Square Foot Gardening


Mon, May 18th, 2015
Posted in All Home & Garden

Come and spend an evening with Audrey Alfson, the founder of the Houston Community Garden and find out what square foot gardening is all about.

If you are a beginner gardener looking to start gardening or a long time gardener looking to downsize easily, then this program is for you. Please join us Saturday, May 23 at 7 p.m. at the Houston Nature Center for a fun and information packed evening!

This program is free and open to the public, but donations are encouraged. The Houston Nature Center is located one block north of the intersection of Hwys 16 & 76 in Houston on West Plum Street in Trailhead Park. Call (507) 896-4668 or e-mail nature@acegroup.cc for more information.

Recycling 101 - 5.11.15

By LaVerne C. Paulson

Mon, May 11th, 2015
Posted in All Home & Garden

Several times each week, I receive e-mails having to do with a variety of recycling information. Thank goodness they come by way of the internet and not printed or we would be losing quite a few more trees each year. Frequently, messages comes fro ..... 
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Fillmore County master gardeners

By Monica Ortner

Mon, May 11th, 2015
Posted in All Home & Garden

This garden season is off and warming up. Fillmore County has nine volunteers ready and willing to help you find answers to your lawn, garden, and flower care questions. As Extension master gardeners, we have been trained through the University of M ..... 
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Emerald ash borer arrives in Fillmore County

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, May 4th, 2015
Posted in All Home & Garden

In disappointing, but perhaps expected news, the slow crawl of emerald ash borer has made its way into the county. The City of Rushford recently noted at the Monday, April 27 council meeting that the invasive, destructive insect has been identified ..... 
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Recycling 101 - 4.6.15

By LaVerne C. Paulson

Mon, Apr 6th, 2015
Posted in All Home & Garden

Is this landfill garbage or is it recyclable? Where can I get rid of it? How much is it going to cost? Is this Household Hazardous Waste? If you have not contemplated one of these questions in the last few years, or perhaps the last few months, ..... 
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Hands-on opportunities to get creative this spring

Mon, Apr 6th, 2015
Posted in All Home & Garden

Would you like to learn about gardening for wellness of body, mind and spirit with renowned garden expert David Cavagnaro, while starting your own seedlings? Maybe you want to create a copper wire sculpture of a tree, using a twist and a bend here a ..... 
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Recycling 101 - 3.23.15

By LaVerne C. Paulson

Mon, Mar 23rd, 2015
Posted in All Home & Garden

Recycling Education Coordinator Today’s article concerns burn barrels and burning garbage in general. Even if you do not personally burn garbage, please read on. Most likely you are being affected one way or another. If you are still burning y ..... 
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Health officials recommend steps for private well owners to protect health, water

Mon, Mar 16th, 2015
Posted in All Home & Garden

Properly maintaining wells that tap into groundwater is critical for protecting personal health and the resource, say state health officials. National Groundwater Awareness Week, which was observed March 8-14, was established more than two decades a ..... 
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Recycling 101 - 3.09.15

By LaVerne C. Paulson

Mon, Mar 9th, 2015
Posted in All Home & Garden

Most of you who read these Recycling 101 articles are interested in recycling trends and how you can improve your recycling habits. My goal as I write these articles is to assist you doing that and let you know why recycling is so very important ..... 
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