The Master Gardener Course is a multi-week course covering a wide variety of home horticultural topics. Upon completion, participants donate 35 hours of educational community service to receive full Master Gardener Certification.
Purdue Extension-Perry County is partnering with Perry County Beekeepers to offer a "bee"ginner beekeeping field day. The July 23 program will be offered from 9 am until 3 pm at the Leopold Conservation Club located at 11612 Leopold Rd, Leopold, Indiana 47551. Bring your bee coat and gloves and wear long pants for the live beehive demonstration.
The Avian Influenza outbreak in Dubois County has brought the word "biosecurity" into our daily news. What is biosecurity? Webster's dictionary defines biosecurity as: security from exposure to harmful biological agents; also : measures taken to ensure this security. While biosecurity is generally thought of in terms of preventing animal disease outbreaks, it is broader than livestock. Even home gardeners need to be aware of biosecurity precautions they should take.