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Soaking up sunshine

February 27, 2014 in Uncategorized

WORTHINGTON — Jolene Nystrom might well have the best job in the Midwest this winter, or at the very least, the best job in southwest Minnesota.
As residents hunkered down in their homes or wrapped up in layers to brave yet another bone-chilling d…continue reading on dglobe.com

Master Gardener training announced

February 4, 2014 in Uncategorized

BROOKINGS — Master Gardener training classes for 2014 have been scheduled.

The application deadline is April 11 and online lessons begin April 21. Trainees will study on their own schedule wherever and whenever they have Internet access.

The …continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Master Gardener training announced

January 31, 2014 in Uncategorized

BROOKINGS — Master Gardener training classes for 2014 have been scheduled.

The application deadline is April 11 and online lessons begin April 21. Trainees will study on their own schedule wherever and whenever they have Internet access.

The…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Growing Green: Here’s how to fight garden pests

August 13, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press

The warm, humid days of summer are here, and with them come a variety of insects that threaten our garden. Continue Reading

How does your garden grow? Larry Allen sells vegetables through farmers’ market.

August 10, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

Larry Allen spends most of the day working in his garden at Dickinson. Protected by a wooden fence, the garden is filled with lush rows of tomatoes, cucumbers and other vegetables. Continue Reading

Growing Green: Bugged by ants?

July 30, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press

I have received many calls recently requesting information about how to get rid of ants in the home and lawn. Ants are the most frequent and persistent pests encountered around homes and buildings, and they have been a particular nuisance this year. Continue Reading

Caring for your storm-damaged trees

July 16, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press

Enjoying the warm weather is one of the many perks of summer. These glory days bring many great opportunities to the people of Minnesota, such as spending time at the lakes, camping and gardening. Continue Reading

Trouble with ash trees?

July 9, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press

You’re looking out your picture window at your towering ash tree that you have come to love. There is no breeze but yet the leaves could not be falling faster. Continue Reading

Growing Green: Deer proofing your garden

June 25, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press

This cold, damp weather has encouraged many garden wildlife pests to be active in and around our area. At our flower farm, we face an unending battle with ravenous deer. Continue Reading

Outdoor education center planned for downtown Mitchell

June 7, 2013 in The Daily Republic

Center would contain garden, greenhouse, grill.
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