Patience is the virtue in spring gardening

Originally published in the Racine Journal Times By Horticulture Extension Educator, Vijai Pandian Spring rain is a welcoming gift for gardeners but too much rain can cause plenty of troubles for plants and can delay the gardening season. Excess moisture around the root and crown of the plants can promote root rot diseases and collapse […]

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Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour course that gives people the skills to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. In the Mental Health First Aid course, you learn: Risk factors and warning signs for mental health and addiction concerns Strategies to help someone in both […]

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Youth as Resources Fundraiser

Join Kenosha County UW-Extension and United Way of Kenosha County for a fundraiser to support Youth as Resources (YAR)! Come into the Kenosha Chipotle Mexican Grill (9370 B 76th Street, Pleasant Prairie) on Tuesday, May 28th between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. Show the flyer below or tell the cashier you’re supporting the Youth as Resources cause to make sure […]

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Tractor Safety 2019

Extension is hosting a youth tractor and farm safety program June 17 – 21, 2019 at Burlington High School.  This 24-hour program meets the requirements of Wisconsin Act 455, which requires youth under the age of 16 to hold a certificate of training in order to operate a tractor on a public road.  It also meets the […]

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Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive

Facebook event details click here. The National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) will conduct its 27th annual Stamp Out Hunger® Food Drive on May 11th, the country’s largest single-day food drive. Food collected by carriers in Kenosha County will be distributed to a countywide network of 4 food pantries serving Kenosha county families: Sharing Center, […]

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A call to action: April is Food Waste Reduction Month

Originally published in the Kenosha News By Kenosha/Racine Counties FoodWIse Administrator, Terri Ward The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates Americans wasted nearly 40,000 tons of food in 2015, with more than 30,000 tons going to landfills and 7,380 tons used in combustion toward energy recovery, while a meager 2,100 tons was composted. Aptly, many individuals and […]

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Industrial hemp production webinar

Please join UW Extension, DATCP, and Michael Fields Agricultural Institute for the first in a series of webinars on industrial hemp production on April 18th, 2019 from 9am-1pm. While serious interest in industrial hemp production exists across the state from all types of growers and producers, there has been limited information available to farmers on […]

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Know the signs to protect children from sexual abuse

Originally published in the Kenosha News By Health and Well-Being Educator, Mary Metten April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Child abuse and neglect is a topic of conversation no one typically wants to talk about, think about, or consider the impact it has in their own neighborhood and community. This month, in Kenosha County, the […]

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Kenosha County Household Hazardous Waste Program

Originally published as a Kenosha County Executive News Release Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser today is announcing this year’s Household Hazardous Waste Program. “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 […]

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Uptown Neighborhood Streetscape Open House

The Uptown Neighborhood Streetscape Open House will take place Thursday, April 11th from 5p-8p at 2300 63rd Street, Kenosha, WI. There will be project presentations at 5:30p and 7p, roadway design concepts displayed, multiple opportunities to provide feedback, activities for the whole family and refreshments. To register, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/uptown-neighborhood-streetscape-open-house-tickets-55039754387.

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