March Calendar of Events
Feb26

March Calendar of Events

March Calendar of Events One of our Extension volunteers dropped by my office and asked for a calendar of all the events for March.  I pulled out my personal work calendar, and asked, “Which day?”  Needless to say, there is always something going on with Extension! March is shaping up to be a very busy month, loaded with opportunities for everyone!  Listed below are the events, workshops, luncheons, and meetings in which I will be...

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One of the Busiest Gardening Months of the Year is Here.
Feb25

One of the Busiest Gardening Months of the Year is Here.

Texas AgriLife Extension recommendations for March by M.C.Hansen, extension horticulturist for East Texas include the following: March weather for Northeast Texas can be very fickle – it could still freeze since average last freeze is around March 12, and yet it still could be very balmy and pleasant most of the month. Freezing weather mainly affects the timing of planting cold-sensitive plants, like tomatoes or begonias. If you...

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Energy and Plant Development
Feb18

Energy and Plant Development

Energy is in constant debate because we as a culture and society have created our surroundings dependent of energy.  Most of our housing, offices and building codes are meant to satisfy safety and personal appeal, not energy efficiency. One very effective way to harness energy is using plants, probably the most effective biological energy collector systems today. However, even plants require light and heat to propagate from seeds. A...

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Kitchen Cupboard Makeover

Kitchen Cupboard Makeover Have you looked, really looked, at the foods in your kitchen cupboards lately?  Is it time to toss out a few items?  Should others be moved to a better location or storage container?  Below are a few items that often get overlooked and underused. The following storage tips are based on food stored at room temperatures of about 70 degrees F.  The times are those generally cited for maintaining best food...

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Hopkins County Schools Celebrate Earth Day in a Big Way April 22nd
Feb13

Hopkins County Schools Celebrate Earth Day in a Big Way April 22nd

Hopkins County schools celebrate Earth Day in a big way. This year Earth Day will take place on April 22. Yvonne McDaniel with the Hopkins County Environmental Committee says teachers’ guides for Earth Day will be delivered to every school in the county. AgriLife Extension Agent Dr. Mario Villarino says the schools are actively involved in recycling of aluminum cans and other environmental programs

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