Tag: Southwind Extension District

Each year, the All-America Selections (AAS) tests and introduces new flowers and vegetables to home gardeners. These plants have proven themselves to do well in trials across North America. The AAS winner label is like…

Kansas State University provides you with research-based information through many avenues.  Locally, your contact is the Southwind Extension District in Erie, Fort Scott, Yates Center and Iola. Hundreds of publications and fact sheets, written by…

A couple of months ago I wrote an article on supporting family caregivers.   You might remember that I mentioned family caregivers, often referred to as informal caregivers, provide 90% of the long-term care offered…

The Kansas Forest Service is offering low-cost conservation tree and shrub seedlings for purchase again this year. These seedlings are to be used in conservation plantings, such as home/livestock windbreaks, living snow fences, Christmas tree…

The Southwind Extension District has found a new home. In fact, they’re already moving in. Thanks to help from the crew at Allen County Public Works, the Extension District was able move decades’ worth of…

How is your surge capacity? I overheard a conversation in our office the other day that included, “I just want normal, whatever that is anymore.”  No one has escaped the insecurities that have taken place…

Your home may be your new office or a classroom this year.  No matter how much time you spend at home, it is recommended to test for radon and know what level your home is…

When it comes to aging, it’s been said that if a home transition — or move to another dwelling — is being considered, it is most easily done when individuals are in their 60s or…

September is here and that means it is prime time to fertilize your fescue lawns. Even if you faithfully fertilize in the spring, by September fescue plants are literally starving to death.   Fescue is…

Prepare Kansas is a free, easy way to ensure you’re better equipped to handle emergencies   Whether it’s reviewing insurance coverage or putting together a grab-and-go kit, preparing for any kind of disaster will make recovery…