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From The Ground Up

UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu   Lucy, 2, enjoys outdoor time on one of many quilts made by her bee-enthusiast father, Willie Gabbard.   You could say Willie Gabbard’s love of honey bees is in his very fabric. He has even made a quilt that diagrams a hive’s eggs, larvae...
Spring and summer present ideal growing conditions for many plants, making these seasons an ideal time to tend to lawns and gardens. Though it's easy to succumb to the temptation of exotic plants, avid gardeners and eco-conscious planters recognize the significance of native plants. Novices may not...
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu     Tropical milkweed blooms   With sobering news about monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) populations, many gardeners are intent on growing more habitat for these interesting creatures. One type of milkweed advertised to support...
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu   White grubs are the immature form of Japanese beetles.   Now that most Minnesotans can see the lawns again after a record-breaking winter, some aren’t too happy with what the melt has revealed. In the metro especially, people are...
Spring marks the return of lawn and garden season. Lawns often bear the brunt of winter's wrath, so spring is a great time to nurse them back to health, and fertilizing can be an essential component of that process. Fertilizing a lawn can be intimidating. An array of fertilizers, with each...
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu   As you hire new employees or welcome back returning employees to the farm this season, remember that anyone working on your farm should receive training about your farm's food safety policies each year.  Take a few minutes in the spring...
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu   As you hire new employees or welcome back returning employees to the farm this season, remember that anyone working on your farm should receive training about your farm's food safety policies each year.  Take a few minutes in the spring...
A lush, green lawn is a point of pride for many homeowners. Eye-catching landscaping anchored by a healthy lawn is one of the key ways to improve the value and curb appeal of a home. In fact, the experts at HGTV say an attractive and well-maintained landscape can add as much as 10 percent to the...
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu   The Minnesota Department of Agriculture is now accepting applications for the MN Local Food Purchase Assistance (LFPA) Program. Approximately $2.125 million is available to fund projects that buy local food primarily from socially...
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu   Unmown flowers in a St. Paul boulevard   No Mow May has captured the public’s attention in the last few years. The idea of not mowing a lawn during the month of May in order to promote flowers for early season pollinators was first...

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