In My Backyard: Turning a Chore into Feeding Ourselves and the Community

Darrin Kimbler, Iron County UW-Extension Horticulture Educator Originally published in the Wisconsin Master Gardener Volunteer Vibe, June 2017 I would like to tell you about my front yard today.  When we moved to our little forty-acre farm in the far Northwoods in 2013, it came with a two-acre lawn.  The only things in those two […]

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Garden to Market 2017

Garden to Market 2017 starts in June! All interested students in 5th and 8th grade are invited to participate. The registration cost for the 12 week program is $10. The youth horticulture summer program, Garden to Market, begins June 16th and runs through August 30th.  Over the summer there will be a mix days spent […]

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Soil Testing Available at the Iron County UW-Extension Office

SPRING IS HERE and the Iron County UW-Extension office is ready to assist farmers and homeowners with a variety of soil analysis services. If you would like to get your soil tested, visit our office during regular business hours. We are open from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm, Monday – Friday. If you have any questions, please call 715-561-2695.

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Iron County Horticulture Summit Kicks Off

IRON COUNTY HORTICULTURE SUMMIT KICKS OFF!! With many months of planning, the Iron County Horticulture Summit began at the Iron County Memorial Building Wednesday afternoon.  The Horticulture Therapy Summit is hosting 6 presenters from around the state to offer a variety of presentations and workshops explaining the principles and practices of horticultural therapy appropriate for caregivers, […]

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Garden to Market Starts May 25!

Garden to Market 2016 is starting Wednesday, May 25!  All students in grades 5-8 are encouraged to participate.  We will grow a variety of plants in the Hurley K-12 School garden, sell our horticulture products and crafts at the Iron County Farmers Market (Facebook page), and connect with area businesses to explore and build our local […]

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Iron County, WI Mobile Food Pantry – Change to One Distribution Site

Beginning in January 2016, Iron County will have one Mobile Food Pantry distribution site for all eligible Iron County, WI residents. Distribution will be at the Hurley location on the last Monday of each month from 12:00 noon to 1:30 p.m. Free Supplemental Food for Low-Income Residents Who can receive food? Low income residents of Iron […]

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STARS in the Garden

This summer STARS (Students Together After school Reach Success) had a busy and fun time in their Hurley School garden.  Grades Kindergarten through 6th helped prepare the planting beds, weeded, watered, and harvested produce.  While we worked we hunted for bees, caterpillars, and other good things that help the garden grow.  For breaks the students sampled […]

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