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October 3, 2011 Horticulture Column


What a beautiful weekend.  I listened to two three football games of interest.  The Devils Lake Firebirds, North Dakota State and University of North Dakota.  Needless to say we all faired quite well.  During this time I spent the entire weekend cleaning my garage.  My oh My how things can add up over the years.  Deb and I made a commitment to throw anything that has been hiding for the past seven years.  It was amazing what we discovered.  I how many times did I hear both Deb and I say “that is where that was hiding”.  How many of you have ever done that?  We cleaned a lot and our garage still does not look like anything has been done. 

This is still a great time to go after them pesty weeds.  The weeds are busy gathering all of their nutrients for the long winter season ahead.  Finding days like we are having is absolutely wonderful, warm days and cool nights is what the doctor would order.  Our weeds are becoming more and more difficult to kill so make sure you find the highest active ingredient product you can find and “follow the label directions”.  Make sure you are applying the right pesticide.  Read the label for the weeds you are trying to control.


FirstLink will provide trainings about their 2-1-1 Helpline program in your area soon.

FirstLink 2-1-1, is a free 24/7 state-wide helpline offering a variety of services. In addition to providing a non-judgmental listening ear, FirstLink 2-1-1 provides resources in North Dakota and Clay County in Minnesota, for a variety of topics such as disaster, addiction, emergency shelter, financial assistance, military support, support groups, and many more.  2-1-1 is there to connect people to the right community resources based on their needs. With this 24 hour phone service, citizens can get connected to resources just by dialing three simple digits, 2-1-1. 

FirstLink hopes that all area non-profits, legislators, funders, and the public will attend to learn more about the program that is available to anyone, anytime, anywhere in the entire state of North Dakota.  Remember “Hope Begins Here!”

FirstLink will be holding an informational meeting in Devils Lake, on Wednesday, October 5th at 9:00 a.m. at the World War II Memorial Building Armory room attached to the courthouse (524 4th Ave NE, Devils Lake).                                                           



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