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The City Mission Garden in Lincoln is now in its 8th year. The plots are coming along nicely! Extension Technologist David Smith leads the project and Extension Master Gardeners help. View photos. Photo by V. Jedlicka, UNL Extension
At 4-H Clover College, youth explored the “Magic of Electricity” by creating a light switch. Enjoy all the photos from 4-H Clover College Photo by Vicki Jedlicka, UNL Extension staff
News & Information
FAMILY, HEALTH & SAFETY
Look Before You Lock!
On average, every 10 days a child dies from heatstroke in a vehicle. These deaths are preventable, and everyone in the community, especially Head Start and child care providers, has a role to play in protecting our children. In many cases, a simple communication plan between parents and child care/Head Start providers could save a child’s life.
INSECTS, SPIDERS, MICE & MORE
West Nile Virus: Elderly at Risk!
In most humans, West Nile virus infection can cause a mild flu-like illness, or may cause no symptoms at all. However in some cases, particularly among the elderly, it can cause serious neurological diseases like encephalitis or meningitis.
GARDEN, LAWN & LANDSCAPE
Lilies Bring Summer Color to Your Garden
Lilies are easy to grow, adding color and form to any garden. Bulbs can be planted in either spring or fall, from about mid-September through October. Fall planting is preferred, since it allows a longer period of time for root development before a flowering stalk is produced. If bulbs must be planted in spring, do it as early as possible.
4-H & YOUTH
4-H Table Setting Contest is a Fun Way to Learn!
4-H youth — do you want to have fun planning for a party? 4-H parents — would you like your children to learn how to plan a nutritious meal, set a table and present to a judge? Consider taking part in the 4-H Tablesetting Contest at the Lancaster County Super Fair.
FOOD, NUTRITION & SAFETY
Summertime Food Q & A
Here are some miscellaneous questions we get at Extension around this time of year. We hope the answers help you, too! You'll also find a terrific Vanilla Frozen Custard Ice Cream recipe to try!
ACREAGE, FARM & RANGE
2014 Nebraska Farm Custom Rates
The 2014 Nebraska Farm Custom Rate survey results are now available. These surveys, conducted every two years, consist of two parts. Years 2014 and 2012 are available under "Frequently Accessed Information" at the link below for you to compare rates.
Check it out:
The August 2014 Edition of the NEBLINE is now on-line:
Find these stories and more at http://lancaster.unl.edu/nebline:
- Cherry Creek Habitat Provides Opportunities for Pollinator Education
- Super, Simple Summer Salads
- It's Time to Visit Nebraska's County Fairs
- Preparing For & Entering Kindergarten
- Summer Livestock Fly Control
- European Wool Carder Bee
- 4-H & Youth News & Announcements
- ... and so much more.
The NEBLINE is a free newsletter, published monthly (except December) and mailed to nearly 11,500 households in Lancaster County, Nebraska. Available on-line here
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