Nebraska Extension in Lancaster County - May 2019

Do the Rot Thing presented by Extension Master Gardener volunteers. (Photo by Vicki Jedlicka, Nebraska Extension in Lancaster County)
Do the Rot Thing presented by Extension Master Gardener volunteers. (Photo by Vicki Jedlicka, Nebraska Extension in Lancaster County)

FEATURE — 25 Years of Earth Wellness Festival: A Generation of Students Have Learned Value of Environmental Resources

2019 marks 25 years of earth wellness festival (ewf). This environmental education program was started in 1994 as the result of a petition request of 325 local teachers who wanted an environmental festival in their own community. Continue reading…


FOOD & HEALTH — Recipe of the Month

(Photo by Craig Chandler, UNL Communications)I’m highlighting this recipe from Nebraska Extension’s Nutrition Education Program (NEP) since many Malcolm students loved making and eating this recipe during one of their Healthy Habits class (see article in this e-newsletter). The mini bagels were topped with cream cheese and fresh blueberries. Continue reading…


FARM & ACREAGE — 2019 Cash Rent Survey

The report provides data based on the eight Agricultural Statistics Districts in Nebraska. The University of Nebraska–Lincoln Agricultural Economics Department conducts a yearly survey to help landowners know and understand the value and average rental rates of the land in their area. Overall, the average market value of ag land in Nebraska declined 3 percent from 2018. Continue reading…


HORTICULTURE — 2019 Herb of the Year

Agastache ssp., Anise hyssop (Photo by saiberiac, ssp., Anise hyssop, has been named 2019 Herb of the Year by the International Herb Association. The Anise hyssop plant is a perennial with blue flowers and fragrant foliage. It is a member of the mint family and native to North America. Plant it in full sun and provide good drainage. Continue reading…


HORTICULTURE — Composting Demonstrations

Composting Demo MG 2016 - 06.jpgLearn how to be successful with composting by attending a free composting demonstration sponsored by Nebraska Extension in Lancaster County and the City of Lincoln Recycling Office. Composting Demonstrations are presented at the Pioneers Park Nature Center’s backyard composting demonstration area... Continue reading…


EARLY CHILDHOOD — Children and Mindful Eating

(Photo from, my brothers (with their families), my parents and my family were together celebrating my dad’s birthday. Food is usually part of the picture as we all need to eat. It is so fun to get together, let the kids play and enjoy my brother’s impeccable ability for grilling. Continue reading…


4-H & YOUTH — Clover College

Amazing Engineering workshop at 2018 4-H Clover College4-H Clover College will be held Tuesday, June 25–Friday, June 28. Open to youth ages 6 & up. Registration will ONLY be available online this year! Walk-in or mail-in registrations will NOT be accepted at the Extension office. Registration opens May 8 at noon for non-4-H youth.

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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 April 17, 2019 - Submit an Item