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Photos Needed of Your Home or Community Garden

Show us your communities Garden!   UW Extension needs pictures of excellent examples of home and community gardens growing food!  There are some beauties throughout Douglas County.  If you are a Master Gardener you  will receive one hour of volunteer hours for every 3 pictures sent in! Send to : mailto:Cheryl.shockley@ces.uwex.eduor  jane.anklam@ces.uwex.edu. Along with photos please fill […]

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“Ask a Master Gardener” at Solid Rock Gardens 4:30-6:00 p.m. Tuesdays

The community is invited to stop bye and “Ask a Master Gardener” on Tuesday evenings during the summer from 4:30-6:00 p.m. at the Solid Rock Garden. University Information will be available for reference.  The Solid Rock Garden is also the Lake Superior Master Gardeners supplemental food garden project site, the gardens are on Weeks Ave and 6th.

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Specialty Crop Field Days May 24-25 Bayfield, WI

Growers interested in learning about specialty crop growing techniques in northern Wisconsin are invited to attend two Specialty Crop Field Days hosted by the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection. The field days will be held May 24-25, 2017 in the Bayfield area and will feature farm visits to four local farms where […]

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Junior Camp 2017 ~ July 28-30 Leisure Lake Youth Camp

CAMP INFORMATION: 4-H Junior Camp is for children ages 8-13 as of July 1, 2017. Douglas County has openings for 36 campers. Youth experience a wide range of educational and fun-filled activities and make new friends! Camp Staff: Includes the county 4-H educator, kitchen staff, lifeguard, trained 4-H teen counselors, and adult volunteers. We need […]

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Exciting Opportunities for High School Students

Exciting Opportunities for high school students!! The Douglas County Board and the Superior City Council are now accepting applications for high school students to serve as Youth Representatives for two-year terms.  Delegates will have an active and valuable role in local governance by sharing the youth perspective on current issues. The deadline is May 26, […]

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Soil Testing 2017

Soil Testing Soil tests provide specific fertilizer recommendations for your lawn and garden and can help you avoid over-application of fertilizer.  Soil testing is recommended for lawns, gardens, fields, wildlife areas and vegetable and fruit production. Visit our soil testing page for homeowners or our soil test page for farmers for more information or call […]

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What’s the Buzz about Native Bees?

Who and What?  Crystal Boyd will discuss the diversity and status of Minnesota’s native pollinators, plus the challenges they face—including climate change. She will also describe her work updating the Minnesota state species list of bees, how to create a bee-friendly backyard, and potential work in the Laurentian Mixed Forest region. Please buzz on by […]

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Apple Tree Pruning Fact Sheets

UW-Extension Horticulture Agent, Matt Cogger demonstrates proper apple pruning at recent Dahlia Garden Club workshop in the Town of Bennett. It is time to prune your apple trees for a productive harvest.  See this fact sheet for approved techniques! Apple Tree Pruning Fact Sheet

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