Humane Society of Southern Wisconsin receives grant to help reduce pet surrenders | News

JANESVILLE, Wis. (WKOW) – The Humane Society of Southern Wisconsin is ready to receive extra funding that staff can use to help keep animals with owners who can’t afford to keep them. Petco Love awarded the humane society a $20,000 grant investment to support its Better Together program, which aims to reduce animal surrenders. “$20,000 … Read more

Add color to your garden with annuals

Since it is already the end of March with April just around the corner, we need to plan what annuals we want to buy this year as the sale of plants and plants will soon be in the stores. Annuals can be used in many different ways in the garden because they are relatively small … Read more

E-bike surge: Proposed DNR policy supports e-bike boom | GO

TRAVERSE CITY – At the Michigan Natural Resources Commission’s May meeting in Traverse City, the Commission will announce its decision on whether e-bikes will be allowed on 3,000 miles of non-motorized trails managed by the state park . “With the rapid growth of interest in e-bikes, many states allow their use, even on natural surface … 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

Solo Travel Skyrockets for 2024 – Here’s What You Should Know | National

According to Digital journalThe Global Solo Travel Service Market is expected to grow by 9.1 percent from 2023 to 2030. The Caribbean is set to benefit from a large portion of that growth. For many, the Caribbean calls to a part of their soul that they cannot ignore, and for a growing number of travelers, … 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

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