Burleigh County Extension
Youth in 4-H are four times more likely to give back to their community, two times more likely to make healthier choices and the best part is…most of the time they don’t realize they are learning something.
There’s nothing better than seeing beautiful flowers grown in gardens during the summer! Well maybe there is something better…like receiving a floral arrangement of homegrown flowers. Burleigh County residents in nursing homes, assistant living, and hospitals have been receiving gladiolus and zinnia arrangements grown and arranged by at-risk youth.
Come join us at Plant Perfect on September 16th for Family Succulent Gardening. You and your family will create a succulent garden, learn how to care for one, and of course have fun picking out plants and designing your garden.
Are you starting to see caterpillar nests in your trees? Fall webworm is starting to become active this time of the year. You will find these caterpillar nests in various trees such as chokecherry, birch, and elm trees. Don’t worry you won’t have to prune the branches with the nest out or try to torch the pests.
The Burleigh County 4-H Council elected the 2016-2017 Executive Board into office. Leaders will serve at least a one-year term in their positions running September 1, 2016-August 31, 2017
If you love gardening and sharing your knowledge with others, consider becoming a North Dakota Master Gardener volunteer in collaboration with the North Dakota State University Extension Service. This year’s Master Gardener training program will run for 10 weeks beginning Sept. 9 and ending Dec. 2 with breaks for holidays.
A group of Burleigh County Master Gardeners applied and was awarded a grant to plant a pollinator garden. The garden is a 16ft. x 12 ft. garden aimed to utilize a small space to attract pollinators. The Burleigh County Master Gardeners planned and planted the garden at the Community Garden Space at the Missouri Valley Complex.
The Burleigh County Extension staff wants to invite you to attend an open house at the Extension office in the 4-H building.
Project Safe Send helps North Dakotans legally dispose of unusable pesticides. This program is safe, simple and free. More than 9,200 people have brought in over 4.1 million pounds of pesticides since the program's start in 1992.
Are you starting to see powder on your plants? The powder can be seen as white to gray blotches or spots on the leaves, stems, or buds of the plant. Powdery mildew is a common fungal disease found on several plants from lilacs to squash.