Pollinator Week!

Did you know that beetles are the world’s oldest pollinators? Fossils show beetles pollinating plants as early as the late Jurassic era, around 150 million years ago. Make your own craft beetle to celebrate this prehistoric pollinator with the 4-H at Home: Pollinators Experience, brought to you by Corteva Agriscience.  

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Responding to Scary Events

War, violence, and loss have become common themes in local and world news. Parents and other caring adults can positively support and guide children as they hear scary news or experience traumatic events. The Human Development and Relationships Institute has several resources designed to help families and children process scary and violent events. You can […]

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Kenosha County Household Hazardous Waste Program 2022 Collection Event is May 7

Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser today is announcing this year’s Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event, which will be held on May 7. “The Kenosha County Household Hazardous Waste Program is a FREE program and a great opportunity for Kenosha County residents to dispose of their household hazardous waste in an environmentally friendly way,” Kreuser said. […]

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Community newsletter: Understanding public budgets and gearing up for elections

Article was written by Amy Greil, Community Development Extension Educator.  Originally published in The Kenosha News. In a groundswell of interest in elected office through the upcoming elections — the primary scheduled for Feb. 15, and the general election slated for April 5 — Kenosha County sees the highest number of contested races in more than a […]

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Free Online Webinar – Ten Plant Diseases NOT to Compost

Certain plant diseases are so horrible or so deadly that composting is not an appropriate way to get rid of affected plants. Come learn about some of these diseases and their proper management. This program will be presented by Dr. Brian Hudelson on September 28, 6.00 -7.30 P.M.  Click on the following link to register: […]

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Urban Forestry Workshop – August 19 & August 24, 2021

Trees, Construction, and Site Development This year’s urban forestry workshop will focus on minimizing the impact of trees in construction areas and tree protection zone. The program includes a classroom lecture style session in the morning and hand-on field activities in the afternoon. This year we will be offering the morning portion of the workshop […]

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Master Gardener Volunteer Week

Master Gardener Volunteer Week April 5-9, 2021

Wednesday, April 7 is “Thank a Master Gardener Volunteer Day.” Extension wants to recognize all of our Master Gardener Volunteers for their dedication and contributions to Wisconsin.   Master Gardener Volunteers are an important part of University of Wisconsin-Madison Extension Kenosha and Racine Counties.  Through hours of community service by answering diagnostic questions, educating the public […]

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Spring into Gardening Speakers Bios

SPRING INTO GARDENING – 2021 – BIOS DOUG SOLDAT Doug Soldat is a professor and extension specialist in the Department of Soil Science at UW-Madison. His research, teaching, and extension programs deal with improving the agronomic, economic, and environmental sustainability of maintaining turfgrass. He is a native Wisconsinite and earned his Ph.D. in Horticulture at […]

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2021 Landscape Short Course Speakers Bio

Course Speakers Nina Lauren Bassuk, Ph.D. Nina is a professor in the Horticulture Section of the School of Integrative Plant Science at Cornell College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Dr. Bassuk is also a professor and program leader of the Urban Horticulture Institute at Cornell University and sits on the board of the New York […]

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Rent Smart – Train the Trainer

Rent Smart focuses on the knowledge and skills essential for a successful renting experience. Join us on December 3-4 to learn to facilitate the Rent Smart program effectively in your organization and community. Register HERE Learn more about the Rent Smart program HERE

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