Burleigh County Extension
As you prepare for your Thanksgiving feast, here are a couple tips on some subjects that I’m hearing about this holiday season.
On Sunday, October 30, 115 4-H youth and adult leaders came together to assemble art kits for kids. The kits contained items that youth use for art projects. Burleigh County 4-H assembled over 100 kits to be donated to Carrie’s Kids and the Welcome House to help those in need.
Wild game provides wholesome, nourishing food, but it should be handled and preserved carefully to retain quality. Like domestic meat, wild meat is perishable, so care is needed to maintain its safety. This unusually warm weather can pose a food safety threat to your newly harvested game. Here are some tips:
Fall is upon us and we are seeing great fall color from our trees! Did you realize that evergreen needles change color in the fall just like our deciduous trees? It is true and often worries homeowners.
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.