News & Information
The free June 2016 Edition of the NEBLINE Newsletter is now on-line
This month's feature: "The Garden Grocery: Food Safety and Selection at Farmers' Markets". Find this article and more here.
Cherry Creek Habitat Weather Station
Gardening in Small Spaces
Many people don't have a large landscape, but still enjoy gardening. A windowsill, patio, balcony or doorstep can provide sufficient space. Whether it’s flowers, herbs or vegetables you want to grow, container gardening may be the answer to your gardening needs. Learn more
Are You Interested in 4-H?
If you are interested in the 4-H program in Lancaster County, Nebraska, you can fill out an on-line form to let us know how we can help you. It's easy. This form is for youth who want to join 4-H and adults who are interested in volunteering! Fill out the form
Using Mulch While Minimizing Risk of Termites
Mulch does not necessarily attract termites but will provide conducive conditions for termites. If you must have mulch, spread it less than 2-4″ high and avoid unnecessary piles. Make sure there is clearance of at least 6″ from the bottom of the siding to avoid wood-soil contact and maintain a visual of the foundation. Learn more.
Guidance for Disciplining Children
Do you ever wonder why children do what they do and how you can help them learn from their behaviors? Why did Timmy bite Sasha and why did Lori knock down Cory’s block tower? Visit Learn more
Nebraska Ag Climate Update - May
Mother nature brought everything it had to Nebraskans this past month. Record rainfall in the central part of the state, snow in the west, and cool, damp weather to end the month. Learn more
Toxicity of Common Houseplants
Plants are third only to medicines and household chemicals in causing poisonings among children in the United States. It is wise to place all plants and plant materials out of reach of very young children (including seeds, plant bulbs, soil and fertilizers). lf you have a young child, buy only non-toxic plants. Learn more.
4-H EGG Cam Live View: We've got chicks!! Learn more