Ojibwe prophecy foretells a crossroads. At this point, humans can choose to turn away from a path of environmental degradation and toward one of stewardship of the earth and each other. If we choose the path of stewardship, the earth heals and all groups of people prosper together. A group of Northeast Minnesotans hopes a Great Lakes Cultural Interpretive Center would help us choose the latter.
All in-person Extension meetings, events and classes are canceled through Friday, May 15.
Extension news and highlights
Central RSDP has undertaken an intentional effort to grow the diversity and inclusivity of the board and community partners which has resulted in projects with Somali, Latino and tribal communities, including projects undertaken in a bilingual context.
You can buy your 2019 pumpkins or winter squash from a local farmer at a roadside pumpkin stand, or find a local pumpkin patch and enjoy hot cider and other fall attractions while you pick out your perfect jack-o-lantern canvas. If you grew pumpkins or winter squash yourself, read on for tips on choosing, harvesting, and storing pumpkins until Thanksgiving or longer.
Extension faculty discuss questions such as: What is the consensus definition of soil health? What should growers look for in soil health tests, and how should they go about testing their fields? What research is available in Minnesota tying soil health tests to crop performance and yield?
University of Minnesota Extension is bringing awareness to black swallow-wort, Cynanchum louiseae, an invasive plant originally brought to the U.S. from Europe as an ornamental vine. The plant presents a problem for monarch butterflies, which already face challenges to their survival, and it threatens natural areas.