Master gardeners prepare for spring planting

It’s time to plant trees, and Walker County Master Gardeners and the Texas A&M Forest Service are hosting three programs in February to help local citizens do it affordably and efficiently. Ben Plunkett will host “All About Trees” on Feb. 6 at the Huntsville Public Library. Master Gardeners will host their Tree Sale on February … Read more

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

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

Won the SPS Agriculture Teacher National Award

Stillwater Public Schools agriculture teacher Bailey Cleaver received the 2022 National Association of Agriculture Educators Outstanding Preservice Teacher Award in December. The News Press spoke to Cleary about her award shortly before Stillwater Public Schools went on vacation for Christmas. Clear was presented with an award during the 2022 NAAE Convention in Las Vegas. She … Read more

Sign up for the Master Gardener Volunteer Program

Kathleen Ku Many Nebraska Extension Master Gardener Volunteers (NEMGV) are ramping up their projects for the 2022 gardening season. The Master Gardeners who manage Growing Together Nebraska Gardens donated 536 pounds of produce to food pantries in Washington County and 2,858 pounds in Dodge County, increasing access to fresh food for the food insecure. Master … Read more

The Kenan Center features an expanded Daisy Adventure Garden

LOCKPORT – The Kenan Center celebrated the grand opening of its newly expanded Daisy Adventure Park on Friday. According to Assistant Director Parrish Gibbons, the festival has been going on for three years due to the completion of phases one and two of construction. “This is an outdoor educational playground for youth and people of … Read more

Katy’s Community Garden will host a grand opening.

The Katy Community Garden at Bridge Church hosted its grand opening on Monday. The garden is a collaborative effort between FARMily, the Katie Grace Foundation, Bridge Church and the Truckee Meadows Boys and Girls Club. A light breakfast and refreshments are provided while the community is invited to walk and explore the garden. The garden … Read more

The Mercer County Commission approved a resolution honoring the late Gene Bailey

PRINCETON — A resolution honoring the life of Gilbert E. “Gene” Bailey, an educator, state representative and civic leader, was unanimously approved Tuesday by the Mercer County Commission. Bailey passed away on September 8 at the age of 89. Commissioner Bill Archer read into the public record a resolution honoring Bailey’s life. “Mr. Bailey was … Read more

The Swinomish tribe built the first modern garden in America

Rock after rock was transferred by hand to the Cucutali Conservation Beach. Tribal and First Nation members, community members, members of environmental organizations and others stretched all the way down to the beach – a human conveyor belt that lowered the rocks into the water. Standing in the waters of Kickett Bay, Shellfish Community Liaison … Read more