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Fall is the Perfect Time to Plant a Tree
You may have heard the Chinese Proverb “The best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago, the second best time is now.”  Trees offer shade and beauty in our landscapes as well as reducing utility costs and providing food sources and habitat for wildlife (More)
Pumpkin Spice is in the Air
Pumpkin spice.  Two words that start to take over this time of year. Everywhere you look there is pumpkin spice flavored everything, but make sure you check out the nutrition facts label before you indulge in your favorite pumpkin flavored treats! (More)
Youth Enrichment Offerings
The Post Rock District has a variety of opportunities to collaborate with educators and community leaders. Our supplemental activities will provide hands-on learning for students and help you meet academic sMore)
Painted Lady Invasion
If you take a walk outside in the Post Rock area, chances are you will see a painted lady butterfly fluttering around you. Often confused with the Monarch butterfly, painted ladies have been invading our streets, lawns, and gardens. Painted lady b (More)
Tips for Creating a Household Inventory
In 2017, throughout Kansas we’ve already experienced drought, wildfires, a spring blizzard, flooding, tornadoes, hazardous wind, and extreme heat advisories. Disasters do not plan ahead, but that doesn’t mean you can’t! Being prepared for the disa (More)
Fall Mums
Nature always gives us signals as seasons change. When summer starts to shift toward fall, the leaves begin to change colors. Another sure sign that fall is right around the corner is the arrival of colorful and beautiful fall mums in garden centers. (More)
Do You Wash Your Hands Enough?
Regular handwashing for at least 20 seconds with soap and running water is one of the best ways to remove germs, avoid getting sick, and prevent the spread of germs to others. Use a hand sanitizer or hand wipe only if soap and water are not available (More)
Follow, Like & Subscribe to Connect with K-State Research and Extension
K-State Research and Extension is a great place to access resources you can trust. Follow, like and subscribe to “K-State Research and Extension” on social media today! < (More)
History of the Pumpkin
References to pumpkins date back many centuries. The name pumpkin originated from the Greek word for "large melon" which is "pepon." "Pepon" was nasalized by the French into "pompon." The English changed "pompon" to "Pumpion." Shakespeare referred to (More)
Say No to Open Kettle and Oven Canning
Open kettle canning has not been recommended for 30+ years. Open kettle canning involves heating the food to boiling, pouring it into the jars, applying lids, and allowing the heat of the jar to cause the lid to seal. The food is not heated adequatel (More)
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