Safest Countries To Travel to in 2024 | National

In 2023, the financial impact of violence in the world has increased, costing the global economy an estimate. $1 trillion more than last year. Fortunately, there are still popular places in the world that people can visit with some assurance of safety. Every year, Berkshire Hathaway Travel Protection presents its highly anticipated list of the … Read more

Turning Over a New Leaf: My Garden Rehab Journey | Gardening Tips and How-To Garden Guides

It all happened so quickly. I threw a potluck for my 60th birthday party. An invited guest who happened to be a master stonemason ribbingly insulted the “piles of rubble” that I have decoratively placed around a kidney-shaped pond under my deck. He rearranged said pile, much to my liking, while I was out of … Read more

Agave in the garden in Napa County

Have you heard the term “back season”? Sometimes it refers to times between resorts, when neither winter sports nor summer activities are available. Recently I have been thinking that it also applies to late winter and early spring in our gardens. Many plots of the home garden will be ready to burst with heat-loving crops, … Read more

Keep calm and garden on

Esther McGinnis NDSU Extension Last week while teaching class, a student asked me to comment on a recent viral news article that claimed urban agriculture generates six times more carbon than conventional agriculture. After class, I read the news article as well as the original scientific study. What I read left me perplexed and skeptical. … Read more

Nebraska couple packed up the kids and left to travel world

Lauren and Lucas Corbett followed the so-called American dream. Visiting landmarks like the Sydney Opera House in Australia gives the Corbett family more opportunities to spend time together. “Every afternoon we go into town and check things out,” Lucas Corbett said. LUCAS CORBETT They earned college degrees and started careers. They built a big house … Read more

Bethany teacher to bike Britain | News

GOSHEN – Bethany Christian Schools teacher Josh Weaver was one of more than 100 teachers across the state to receive a Teacher Creativity Fellowship Program Grant from the Lilly Endowment Association. Their brotherhood, the British Bicycle Pilgrimage, starts in early June. “Every project that Lilly funds is designed by the teacher themselves for something they … Read more

Shake off winter blues with Master Gardeners’ Garden Day | Local News

DANVILLE – Does the frozen landscape make you daydream about spring flowers and bountiful harvests? It’s time to shake off those winter blues with Illinois Extension and Danville Area Community College. The Vermilion County Master Gardeners are holding their annual Garden Day festival on Saturday, March 9, from 8 am to 4 pm at the … Read more

Tips for success in the garden in Napa County

The harvest of last year’s summer and autumn crops is over. I harvested my veggies, elderberries, pineapples, guavas and pomegranates. I cleaned the garden and put away my tools. It was time to leave my garden of rest. We begin the new year with a renewed sense of joy and hope, and with the goal … Read more

How to start a rain barrel to collect water for home garden

Brian Jervis Ask a Master Gardener There is plenty of water available now, but come July and August, many gardeners will be trying to figure out if we can give our plants the water they need without breaking the bank. We’re probably a bit spoiled, actually. All most of us need to do to get … Read more

Consider adding dates to your diet

Darla Chouinard Master Gardener The origin of dates can be traced back to around 5320 BC. Dates were, and still are, a staple food grown in the Middle East and North Africa. The date palm is significant to numerous cultures and religions and is sometimes referred to as the “tree of life” due to its … Read more