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9th Annual and Virtual Urban and Small Farms Conference!

This week the Urban and Small Farms Conference planning committee is in feverous preparations for the first virtual conference starting next week, March 1-4, 2021.  We are very excited to be online this year with micro-farming, soils, water, small fruits, cut flowers, farm finance and animal session offerings.  For more information and to register, visit diverseag.org.…

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Flower Power with Fawn Rueckert

It had been a while since I checked in with KUED’s Modern Gardener but when I did, I was excited to see the latest episode featured our very own Master Gardener graduate and Sego Lily Flower Farmer Fawn Rueckert.  Check out her interview on growing cut flowers – I promise you’ll be inspired! How to…

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Register Now for Upcoming February Webinars!

Upcoming February Webinars Native Bee Conservation in Urban Areas (“Cultivating Healthy Plants” Webinar Series) Pollinators, especially bees, are known for providing valuable ecosystem and agricultural services. Although the honey bee is gaining recognition for its vital role in our agricultural systems, the United States is home to more than 3600 different bee species, most of which…

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Thriving Hive Beginning Beekeeper Series

After a chaotic year in 2020, are you ready to slow things down a bit and get back to the basics.  If so, perhaps beginning beekeeping is just what the doctor ordered – after all, a spoon full of honey helps the medicine go down!  Lucky for you,  USU Extension is hosting a virtual beginning…

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What Positive Change Will You Make in 2021?

Dear Utah – I love New Years’ Resolutions!!!  I think the start of a new year is a great opportunity to make much needed (or maybe just desired) personal change.  The year 2020, with all of its challenges, had one very bright point – at least from my perspective – many new people decided to…

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Whew, 2020, What a Year of …… Weather?

No doubt, 2020 was full of challenges!  However, weather events beyond the earthquake, fires and windstorm, do not top most people’s list as most remarkable.  But 2020, dare I mention it, was a remarkable weather year and savvy gardeners know remarkable weather can sustain future impact on gardens.  As we move forward in 2021, it…

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Give the Gift of Knowledge!

Truth be known, it’s totally fine to self gift, and a great option is the gift of quality, practical and FREE knowledge!  The Utah Pests Team has come to our rescue once again with their Vegetable IPM Winter Webinar Series.  The webinars are free, but you must register.  Click here for more information and Happy Holidays everyone!…

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Cleaner Manure – You Bet!

Truth be told I don’t usually attribute manure with the word ‘clean’ but if it turns out manure, hog manure specifically, can produce clean energy to power homes.  What a great idea – and soon to be a reality.  If you missed this article in KSL.com, make sure to check it out here.  

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Late Fall Pruning Tips

Well it’s officially here, the dormant season!  Trees lose their leaves, grass turns brown for the winter, insects go into hiding (or try to escape into our homes) and a nice white blanket of snow covers up everyone’s yard and garden problems!  Sometimes us gardeners are tempted to get a jump start on spring yard…

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So you want to be a Master Gardener?

It’s the time of year again when the harvest is in full swing, kids are back to school and the Extension office is flooded with phone calls from those eagerly inquiring about the upcoming Master Gardener program. Throughout the year we keep an interest list with names and emails of those who would like to…

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Our Numbers Are In!

2020 was a challenging year to say the least, but our Farmers’ Markets at Senior Centers numbers are in and they are impressive if I must say so myself.  Drumroll please… We serviced 2,500 seniors in 2020 during 40 markets with 9,610 pounds of fresh produce estimated at $22,747. We gave away (amongst other things):…

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It’s Time To Clean Garden!

I know, I get it, it’s been a long summer and you are tired of yard work but this fall is critical for Spring 2021 garden preparation!  Insect pests and diseases can overwinter in garden debris so it is essential to tidy up your garden this fall to avoid potential problems next growing season!  As…

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