Nebraska Extension in Lancaster County - April 2019

A Choose Healthy Here display at a participating convenience store. (Photo by Vicki Jedlicka, Nebraska Extension in Lancaster County)
A Choose Healthy Here display at a participating convenience store. (Photo by Vicki Jedlicka, Nebraska Extension in Lancaster County)

FEATURE — Two Extension Programs Help Grow Lincoln’s Healthy Environment

Choose Healthy Here and Double Up Food Bucks are both statewide programs offered by Nebraska Extension with the help of program partners. Major partners who have given resources for these healthy programs to be carried out through Nebraska Extension are the Department of Health and Human Services... Continue reading…


FOOD & HEALTH — Recipe of the Month

(Photo by Cami Wells, Nebraska Extension in Hall County)I’m highlighting this recipe by Cami Wells, Extension Educator in Hall County, because the recipe is a simple and healthy snack for all ages. Plus, it includes three out of the five food groups: dairy, fruits and grains.

(Makes 1 serving) Continue reading…


HORTICULTURE — 2019 Perennial Plant of the Year

Stachys ‘Hummelo” (Photo courtesy of Perennial Plant Association)The Perennial Plant Association has awarded the 2019 Perennial Plant of the Year Award to Stachys ‘Hummelo.’

Hardiness: USDA Zones 4–8.

Light: Full sun to part shade.

Soil: Well-drained soil, water as necessary.

Uses: This colorful and compact plant makes an excellent addition... Continue reading…


HORTICULTURE — Backyard Farmer Coming April 4

BYFAd19.jpgBackyard Farmer is dedicated to helping you find solutions to your lawn and garden questions. Backyard Farmer airs live Thursdays on NET1 at 7 p.m. from April through September and repeats on NET1 Saturdays at 10 a.m. and CREATE (NET3) Sundays at 2 p.m. & Mondays at 5 p.m.

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EXTENSION NEWS — New 4-H Assistants

Morgan Battes and Calvin DeVriesNebraska Extension in Lancaster County recently hired two Extension Assistants to replace outgoing staff. They join a staff of three other 4-H staff members to coordinate the Lancaster County 4-H’s program, which reached over 36,000 youth last year. Continue reading…


Don’t Turn Your Recyclables Into Garbage

EDU-R - January 2019 NEBLine graphic copy.jpgDid you know that putting a non-recyclable item into your curbside recycling bin or the public drop-off bins can actually cause EVERYTHING in the bin to go to the landfill? Recyclable items jump through many hoops on their path to become new materials. Continue reading…


Lancaster County 4-H Has Its Own E-Newsletter

4Hlogo_horz.jpgUpcoming 4-H events and deadlines are published in the "4-H - Lancaster County" weekly e-newsletter. All enrolled 4-H families who provide their email address in 4-HOnline automatically receive this e-newsletter. Anyone can view it online at the following link.

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Originally published March 18, 2019 - Submit an Item