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2014 Garden Box

Community Garden Boxes

For the second year, in an effort to beautify our community and provide home-grown produce for more Bismarck residents, NDSU Extension Service-Burleigh County and Bismarck Burleigh Public Health are teaming up to offer free, portable garden boxes to low-income residents of Bismarck.

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2015 4H Fall Fundraising Festival at the Grove - Aug 30

4-H 4K walk/run - August 30

Burleigh County 4-H is sponsoring the first annual 4-H 4K August 30 with registration beginning at 8am at the Menoken 4-H picnic park. The race is open to the public with all levels of ability invited to attend. The race will be run on gravel.

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Hay Market Prices

While hay is not traded in daily and open markets, as are other commodities such as cattle and grains, price levels and movements are still of interest to many. Cattle feeders who purchase most of their feedstuffs, cow-calf producers who are having a short hay crop and looking to buy or have excess hay for sale, landowners who rent out hay ground on shares, and farmers with damaged crops (such as by hail) who are negotiating with stockmen to salvage hay all are looking for information on what hay is worth and its market value.

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2015 4H Fall Fundraising Festival at the Grove - Aug 30

4-H Fall Fundraising Festival at the Grove - August 30

Menoken Grove 4-H Picnic Park invites you to the 4-H 4K run/walk and a day of family fun on Sunday, August 30th!

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Protecting Children from Insect Bites

With all of the added moisture we have had over the last several weeks the area has seen an influx of mosquitos and other biting insects. When selecting a repellent for use on children here are a few dos and Don’ts:

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2015 Food Preservation Classes - June 18 to Sept. 30

Food Preservation Classes - Canning Pickles now August 17

Are you participating in a co-op, gardening or visiting the local farmer's markets?

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The Burleigh County 4-H Ambassadors Book Drive for Grassroots Uganda library project ends August 3, 2015

Last Weekend to Help Burleigh County 4-H Build a Library in Uganda

Burleigh County 4-H is collecting books to help build a library in Uganda. The library will be built in partnership with Grassroots Uganda. They will be collecting new or gently used (age appropriate) children’s books for children in preschool through grade 12.

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Fun in the Sun 2015

When you are playing hard in the sun, keep sun protection in mind. Don't forget to protect your skin!

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Summer Lawn Care Tips

Mowing height adjustment is probably the most important practice to prepare lawns for hot weather. Mow at heights around two and half to three inches or slightly higher. If in doubt, set the mower as high as it will go. Lawns maintained at higher heights usually develop deeper roots and dry out slower than closely mowed lawns. Lawn growth will slow as the weather gets drier and hotter.

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Pesticide Disposal Program logo from the ND Depart. of Ag (http://www.nd.gov/ndda/program/project-safe-send).

Project Safe Send: Pesticide Disposal Program

Project Safe Send helps North Dakotans legally dispose of unusable pesticides. This program is safe, simple and free. More than 8,400 people have brought in over 3.5 million pounds of pesticides since the program's start in 1992.

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