OWEN: Be the best in the Oklahoma State 4-H speech contest

Here is information about the best in the Oklahoma State 4-H Speech Contest: Objectives: The Oklahoma 4-H Public Speaking Contest is held to promote greater interest in public speaking and to provide an opportunity for all 4-H members to develop and improve their public speaking skills. Login Information: Pre-recorded video entries are due on or … Read more

International Zeolite: IZC, NC Sign MOU Developing ‘Magic Partnership’ To Address Food Security | Market display

IZC, NC signed an MOU establishing a ‘magical partnership’ to address food security Building on multiple projects and years of working together, International Zeolite Corporation (IZ) and Niagara College’s Horticulture and Environmental Sciences Innovation Center (HESIC) have announced a formal agreement that takes the research relationship to new heights. Along the way, they plan to … Read more

Gardening, landscaping learning opportunities

We may not be able to do yard and garden work right now, but we can use it to attend private lessons, ask questions, share and hear about extension resources to improve landscapes and solve plant problems. Nebraska Extension’s mission is to extend science-based information to help Nebraskans. For horticulture, one goal is to help … Read more

Tribune taps 11 4-H’ers for honorable mention

In all, nine Tribland counties nominated a total of 14 outstanding 4-H’ers to be represented in the Hastings Tribune’s annual recognition program. Today, the newspaper introduced 11 of these young men as candidates for the Honorable Mention. The 11 are Micah Baker of Franklin County, Emily Barfknecht of Horizon County, Emily Breehl of Clay County, … Read more

A tried and true gardening book that has stood the test of time.

Looking for a small garden book with lots of content? May I recommend my gardening friend, The Reader’s Digest Illustrated Guide to Gardening. A quick search online and you can find 648 information packed pages for $5 to $15. Now that’s a deal! This book contains everything for the home gardener – perennials, vegetables, herbs, … Read more

Litchfield teachers use gift to enhance educational opportunity

The casual observer might believe that a new plant has been planted in the Litchfield High School office. Indeed, a long white plastic structure was planted, and at the beginning of this month, it was full of green plants. But more than decorative indoor gardening, the structure — and six others like it scattered throughout … Read more

Don’t miss the new annual and perennial ornamental plants of 2023

New year, new plants! January is when growers across the country announce their latest selection. You’ve been busy growing plants that work for every way you want to garden – in beds, in containers, in sun, in shade – and add color and vibrancy to your landscape. Whether you want a tsunami of beautiful flowers, … Read more

Wala Public Library to distribute seeds of knowledge

can you dig The Walla Walla Public Library, 238 E. Alder St., is giving away vegetable seed packets. Check it out: The Walla Walla Public Library’s growth opportunities extend beyond the enjoyment of reading and listening to music in a seasonal library. You don’t need a green thumb to head home with five packets of … Read more

Garden Column: Seed catalogs help even experienced gardeners

If you’ve been in the gardening game for a while, you may still benefit from reviewing seed catalogs. We can learn about new plant species that are available now. You’ve learned your garden, what works there and what you like, but don’t make the same choices every year. Let’s not waste all that limitless catalog … Read more