Nebraska Extension in Lancaster County - June 2018

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HORTICULTURE — Cherry Creek Pollinator Habitat

View of the Cherry Creek Pollinator Habitat in September.The Cherry Creek Pollinator Habitat was established in 2013 by Extension staff members Soni Cochran and Mary Jane Frogge to be an educational habitat. It is located north of the Nebraska Extension in Lancaster County office at 444 Cherrycreek Road, Lincoln.
In 2016, it became a certified habitat... Continue reading…


FOOD & HEALTH — 3 quick tips to enjoy a mango

When choosing mangos, focus on feel, not color. A ripe mango will give slightly.  An unripe mango will be hard. Color is not the best indicator of ripeness. (Photo by Kayla Colgrove)June is National Fresh Fruit & Vegetables Month and the best way to celebrate is to enjoy one of the most popular fruits in the world, mangos. Luckily, mangos are available to buy in the Midwest. They can be a little intimidating if you have never bought a fresh mango. Continue reading…


FOOD & HEALTH — Recipe of the month

Mango Tango Black Bean Salsa (Photo by Kayla Colgrove, Nebraska Extension in Lancaster County)Mango Tango Black Bean Salsa
(8 servings)

1 can (15 ounces) black beans, drained and rinsed
1 can (15 ounces) diced mangos, drained
1 can (7 ounces) corn with peppers, drained
1/4 cup finely chopped onion
1/4 cup coarsely chopped fresh cilantro
2 tablespoons lime juice
1 teaspoon garlic powder... Continue reading…


4-H & YOUTH — Horse Stampede results

Maddie Blair’s champion elementary division photographThe statewide 4-H Horse Stampede was held on March 10 at UNL East Campus. Nearly 139 youth competed in five events: horse bowl, public speaking, demonstration, art contest and photography contest. Congratulations to all Lancaster County 4-H members who participated! Continue reading…


4-H & YOUTH — Discover 4-H camps

Summer Camps.jpg4-H Summer Camps feature over 60 camps ranging from 3 days/2 nights to 6 days/5 with locations at Gretna and Halsey. Open to all youth ages 6–18 (need not be enrolled in 4-H). ew this year — Camp Cloverleaf Day Camps are week long experiences for youth 6–12 with a convenient drop off location... Continue reading…


Weed Awareness crossword solution

Crossword answer.jpgHere is the solution to the weed crossword printed in the Weed Awareness special section (produced by the Lancaster County Weed Control office) in the April Nebline. Congratulations to Janice Larson from Lincoln whose name was drawn from submitted entries. Continue reading…

Originally published May 9, 2018 - Submit an Item