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UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu   Thanks to a gift from Compeer Financial, Minnesota 4-H has a special Helping Hands Award opportunity available.   New data forecast a coming hunger crisis in Minnesota unlike anything seen since the Great Depression. Before the onset of...
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu   From stomp rockets to tasty peppers, 4-H summer interns helped provide youth screen-free opportunities to explore, discover and be inspired. In a year when everything went sideways, one constant remains: 4-H is providing hands-on learning...
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu   One of the joys of summer is homegrown sweet corn, picked right outside your back door and plopped straight into a pot of boiling water or onto the grill. The advantage of having a home garden is that you can pick and savor your...
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu   Quick facts Know the average first frost date in your area will help you calculate when to plant these late vegetables. Some vegetables will tolerate some frost and keep growing even when temperatures are in the low forties. Others cannot...
Beet and Havarti Salad
Sweetcorn, cabbage, beans, beets, onions, carrots, cucumbers, tomatoes, and so much more can be found at the local Farmers Markets and food stands. Be sure to check out one close to you and get in on all that fresh, locally-grown produce. Canning season has begun! In no time, it will be in full...
The Backyard Bumble Bee Count is an iNatualist citizen science project that will help the organizations and agencies committed to conserving the endangered rusty patched bumble bee and all bumble bees. This count is open until August 2, 2020. Anyone with an iNaturalist account can take part in this...
  Peonies and iris are long-lived favorite perennials for Minnesota. Peonies can easily outlive their gardeners and may not need to be divided or moved. Iris, especially bearded iris, benefit from regular division and flower better when they are regularly divided. August is a good time to divide...
  White, yellow or brown blotches on fruit raise alarm bells, but they may be sunburn rather than a disease or chemical injury. This article lay out clues to identifying fruit damage as sunburn or another issues. Hot weather, strong sunlight, and low humidity are a recipe for sunburn on fruit crops...
Cicada Killer
  Cicada killer on top of a cicada   With news of “murder hornets” in the U.S., Minnesotans have been wary of large wasp-like insects flying around. Murder hornets have not been found in Minnesota, but there are some native insects that may seem similar, such as the elm sawfly and the cicada...
Triple-Melon Sorbet Float
Lots of fresh produce can be found at the area Farmers Markets and produce stands, along with many other locally produced items, such as  maple syrup and honey. Here are a few recipes utilizing those fresh goodies. If you have a favorite summertime recipe that you would like to share, we would...

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