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Job Opportunity – Columbia & Dodge Counties UW-Extension

Columbia and Dodge Counties UW-Extension is looking to hire a full-time nutrition educator to teach about making food choices, planning meals, shopping and keeping food safe to youth and adults with limited income. \ For more information and how to apply:  recruitment-flyer_foodwise-columbia-dodge

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Four Area Youth Earn WI 4-H Key Award

Four area youth were awarded the Wisconsin 4-H Key Award at the Dodge County 4-H Achievement and Community Builders Banquet on October 23rd in Juneau. Madeline McGauley of Beaver Dam, Emma Meyer of Iron Ridge, Dylon Pokorny of Waupun, and Nicole Wenzel of Mayville were selected as the Dodge County Wisconsin 4-H Key Award winners for 2016.

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Nitrate Screening Available

Dodge County UW-Extension is offering nitrate screening beginning February 1st through 2016. Water samples must be submitted in a clean jar. The cost is $3 per sample.

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Silica Pay It Forward Event

Silica For Your Home is hosting a “Pay It Forward Event!” In addition to 5%-10% discounts, Silica will donate an additional 5% of the customer’s purchase amount to a local charity of the customer’s choice, like DODGE COUNTY 4-H! Silica’s Pay It Forward Event Offer is good December 2-11, 2016.

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Ask a Master Gardener-Groundcovers

The most common groundcover is the grass in our lawns. While turf grass has its place in the landscape there are numerous groundcover options available for those places grass may not grow like under a shade tree, or where mowing is difficult such as a steep slope.

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Ask A Master Gardener-Making A Rock Garden

Sometimes gardeners are faced with less than ideal conditions and cannot plant a traditional garden. When the best crop in a location is rocks, the area is on a sunny slant which does not hold turf well, and the soil is just plain poor, perhaps a rock garden is the best solution.

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