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Pesticide Applications in Community Gardens

Pesticide Applications in Community Gardens

Originally published in the OSU Extension Pesticide Safety Education Program newsletter

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2014 Live Healthy Live Well Spring Health Challenge

2014 Live Healthy Live Well Spring Health Challenge

Join OSU Extension for the Live Healthy Live Well Spring Challenge from April 7 - May 18. This FREE challenge is open to any adult with an email account. Challenge Themes include: Vegetables and Fruits, Physical Activity, Sun Safety, Local Foods & Farmers Markets, Herbs and Gardening. Click 'READ MORE' for additional information

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Pickaway To Garden - March 2014

Pickaway To Garden - March 2014

Tropical Vortex by Paul Hang. Are you sick of the Polar Vortex? Are you crying uncle every time you look out your window?

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Live Healthy Live Well - Fitness Focus Tips

Live Healthy Live Well - Fitness Focus Tips

It can take some extra effort to stay active during cold winter months, but the benefits far outweigh the costs.The 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans recommends adults get at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity per week. Click read more for a great list of quick and easy fitness tips...

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Pickaway to Garden - February 2014

Pickaway to Garden - February 2014

Family Feud by Paul Hang. What vegetable plant families can safely be planted year after year in the same location? Survey says! None!

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 PICKAWAY TO GARDEN - January 2014 - The Dead of Winter By Paul Hang

PICKAWAY TO GARDEN - January 2014 - The Dead of Winter By Paul Hang

I don’t mean by that phrase me, and people like me, who sleep a little later, sit in our chairs a little longer, watch more TV, wear more clothes, move a little slower and begin to show a pallid complexion. I also don’t mean those plants that are dead like annuals or appear dead like most perennials and our deciduous trees.

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Pick A Way To Garden - Dec. 2013 - Turn, Turn, Turn

Pick A Way To Garden - Dec. 2013 - Turn, Turn, Turn

By Paul J. Hang "To everything, there is a season" (turn, turn, turn). These lyrics from the son by Pete Seeger were adapted from the Bible, book of Ecclesiastes. They seem appropriate for the month of December when one of the two biggest turns of the year happens. The other happens in June. December marks the winter solstice on the 21st.

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Cover Crop Field Day

Cover Crop Field Day

Join us Wednesday September 4th from 1-3 PM at the farm of Randy and Cooke Metzger to see a series of cover crops plots, ten different types and combinations, and understand how they may work on your farm to achieve soil and water quality goals. Click "read more" for speakers, and more information...

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The Local Foods Guide has arrived!

The Local Foods Guide has arrived!

When you buy direct from the farmer you are re-establishing a time-honored connection with the grower.

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Pickaway 4-H Announces Award Winners

Pickaway 4-H Announces Award Winners

Pickaway 4-H has announced its most outstanding 4-H award recipients. The 4-H Heart and Service awards are presented to two 4-H members in recognition of their outstanding achievements throughout their 4-H career.

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4-H Members Win with Communication Skills

4-H Members Win with Communication Skills

Ally and Samantha Roberts, daughters of John and Lori Roberts of Circleville, both won their respective divisions at the Area 4-H Health and Safety Communication Contest held at the Ohio State University Lima Campus on July 1.

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Crabgrass: Prevent it Now!

Crabgrass: Prevent it Now!

With warmer temperatures on the horizon, crabgrass germination is just around the corner.

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December 2012 Pickaway to Garden - My Oh Mayan

December 2012 Pickaway to Garden - My Oh Mayan

December marks the winter solstice on the 21st. It is the shortest day and the longest night of the year. It is also the day which some New Age enthusiasts claim the Mayan calendar predicts will be the end of the world. Supposedly the Mayan calendar results in a series of zeroes on that date. This supposedly coincides with the alignment of the planets resulting in Armageddon.

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November Pickaway to Garden - Sounds of Silence by Paul J. Hang

November Pickaway to Garden - Sounds of Silence by Paul J. Hang

Silent night will be sung next month. This month of November is the time of silent days outside. Nature for the most part has gone silent. The majority of birds have fled along with their songs. Insects no longer chirp, sing or buzz (or sting and bite) having crawled into some cozy niche for the winter or gone to the great beyond. Freezing temperatures kill many insects whose species only survive by their having laid eggs that may survive.

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July 2012 Pick a way to Garden "Hoe Hoe Hoe"

July 2012 Pick a way to Garden "Hoe Hoe Hoe"

Christmas in July! I will wear my socks that have HO, HO, HO and candy canes intermittently scattered on them to a gardening event. I get double duty from them. I can wear them to celebrate the jolly red-suited icon as well as that jolly giant green man.

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Farm Custom Rates are Updated

Farm Custom Rates are Updated

Ohio farmers were surveyed recently

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Find recent "Grazing School" presentations on-line here!

Find recent "Grazing School" presentations on-line here!

The "Pastures for Profit" grazing school is a comprehensive course in Management Intensive Grazing

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Do Wildlife enjoy your Garden more than you do?

Do Wildlife enjoy your Garden more than you do?

When planning your garden, don't forget your plan to exclude the wildlife!

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Asian Longhorned Beetle Found in Ohio; Maples, Other Trees at Risk

Asian Longhorned Beetle Found in Ohio; Maples, Other Trees at Risk

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio Department of Agriculture today (6/17) announced the first discovery of Asian longhorned beetle (ALB) in Ohio trees!

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National Paper Clover Campaign Continues Support of Pickaway County 4-H Youth
The spring 2014 4-H Paper Clover Campaign will take place April 23-May 4, 2014. Shoppers at the Circleville TSC store will have the opportunity to support 4-H in Pickaway County by choosing to purchase paper clovers for a $1 or more at checkout. All funds raised will be donated to 4-H, and will support 4-H youth development program activities in Pickaway County.
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County Achievement & Trip Award Winners
Congratulations to Pickaway County 4-H Award winners! Click "read more" for the list of winners...
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Announcements
The Second Annual School Garden Conference, "Cultivating Curiosity: The Teachable Garden" will be held on May 2nd on the Ohio State University Campus in Columbus, Ohio. The event is sponsored by OSU Extension, Franklin County.
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2014 Live Healthy Live Well Spring Health Challenge
Join OSU Extension for the Live Healthy Live Well Spring Challenge from April 7 - May 18. This FREE challenge is open to any adult with an email account. Challenge Themes include: Vegetables and Fruits, Physical Activity, Sun Safety, Local Foods & Farmers Markets, Herbs and Gardening. Click 'READ MORE' for additional information
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Pickaway to Garden - February 2014
Family Feud by Paul Hang. What vegetable plant families can safely be planted year after year in the same location? Survey says! None!
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Pesticide Applications in Community Gardens
Originally published in the OSU Extension Pesticide Safety Education Program newsletter
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