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From The Ground Up   Crocus blooming in Mary Meyer's lawn--an early nectar and pollen source for pollinators.Photo: Mary Meyer, UMN Extension With our screen time now being ALL time, many people are looking for credible online...
A few generations ago, dining out was an experience reserved for special occasions. However, until recently, when restaurants were shuttered in the wake of the public health crisis prompted by the spread of COVID-19, many people were dining out multiple times a week. Hospitality solutions provider...
A combination of leftovers and new ingredients can be used to create different meals. This extends food dollars and cuts down on trips to the store.
The spread of COVID-19 has upended many people's lives. As with other virulent health crises, the practice of social distancing has been recommended to flatten the curve of the COVID-19 outbreak. One way to socially distance oneself is to avoid unnecessary trips to places where the public may...
In light of concerns about COVID-19, various health organizations have issued specific instructions on how to maintain personal safety and cleanliness. These recommendations involve using common household products to sanitize homes, offices and public spaces. As people take such precautions, many...       On January 31, 2020, I wrote an article in the Yard and Garden News about how to prepare soil for planting blueberries. Today, I want to provide some tips for establishing a raspberry patch, based on...   Updated 3/25/20   Author Annalisa Hultberg, Extension Educator, on-farm food safety As our state and the nation responds to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are working with fruit and vegetable growers...
Even without social distancing, Minnesota gardeners get a little stir crazy this time of year. We are teased by 60 degree days, warm sun and snow melt. We're itching to rake our grass and clean up garden beds. Spring ahead daylight savings time means it's still light out after the workday (...
March 03, 2020   Spring is just around the corner and now is the time to start seed indoors, especially if you want a specific kind of tomato, pepper, or impatiens flowers for your garden. Some seeds grow slowly, and others are quite rapid to germinate.  Get ready, set, go! How do you know when...
Do you have perennial weeds in your fields?  Perennial weeds are extremely difficult to manage, especially in organic systems. Effective strategies require persistence, often over the course of several years. In this article, we'll look at one of the most difficult perennial weeds of all - Canada...
  UMN Prof. Mary Meyer talks about 'Blackhawks' Big Bluestem grasses at Northern Green conference, January 2020.Photo: Gail Hudson, UMN Extension Do you have a favorite plant? It's fun to compare plants when there's snow on the ground outside!   At the January 2020 Northern Green conference in...


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