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Get your exercise by walking and enjoy the outdoors. Just a few minutes a day can make you feel better, lose weight and a healthier person all around.
The best time to fertilize your spring lawn is after you have mowed 3-4 times to give the grass a chance to actively grow and late winter weeds are dying off.
Plants that are suitable to a specific climate makes a difference. A heat zone map will ensure your plants are suitable to the area before planting.
There are so many different ways of working exercise into your daily routine. Just 30 minutes a day could increase your quality of life.
The contacts listed on this page are provided as an informational service.
Lincoln Parish 4-H Newsletter is the monthly newsletter with information about 4-H upcoming events, activities and competitions in Lincoln Parish.
Decide what vegetable plants you will be planting this spring and preparing the beds. Try several different varieties of plants to ensure good production.
Consuming just two 20-ounce sweet teas contain 360 calories a day, 2,520 calories a week or 150,040 calories a year, which is 42 extra pounds in a year.
It's the annual plant sale in Ruston, hosted by the Lincoln Parish Master Gardeners. Come out Saturday, April 7 and find some beautiful plants for your yard.
Registration begins February 19 for 4-H summer camp (Grades 4-6). Spaces limited. Call 318-251-5134 or come by the 4-H Office to sign up or for information.
The 4-H Advisory Council is made up of youth and adults in Lincoln Parish who are interested in brain-storming ideas to make 4-H even better.
Be sure and have your soil tested to guarantee the proper plant growth according to the recommended test results.
Health forms and Hold Harmless forms are needed for campers, adult volunteers and counselors to attend camps and to chaperone overnight events.
Do the environment and your yard a favor by starting a compose pile by using fallen leaves. This will improve your yard by adding valuable nutrients back into the soil.
Shooting Sports is available in Lincoln Parish to provide instruction and safety to youth. The program strives to enable young people, their parents and adult volunteers to become responsible, self-directed and productive members of society by getting involved in shooting sports and related activities.
The Master Gardener Program is an educational and volunteer service that trains volunteers on horticulture topics.
This report provides information about funding sources, program highlights for the area and local issues that are being faced by the parish.
Herbs can be planted in your garden to be used in a variety of home remedies, as well as adding to recipes. Many have been around for a very long time.
Don't wait until you see stickers in your yard to start doing anything about it. Now is the time to treat them before they start coming up.
Anyone interested in learning more about plants, come to Lincoln Parish Library for free lunch hour seminars sponsored by Lincoln Parish Master Gardeners.
Tractor Supply in Ruston will host the 4-H Cookery Contest on December 2, 2017. Several categories to enter include beef, poultry, seafood, egg and wild game.
Each plant pruned must be considered individually and done during dormancy. Pruning is necessary to maintain a tree's shape and stimulates new growth.
It is important that you children have healthy snacks to refuel them between meals to avoid overeating at mealtime.
Winners from the parish 4-H talent contest advance to the State Fair contest. Prizes were awarded to winners at the 4-H pet show.
Lincoln Parish Talent Show will be Oct. 12, 2017 at Ruston High Auditorium. Deadline for registering is Oct. 9.
Grades 6-12 can join 4-H by filling out an enrollment card and returning it to your school or 4-H office at 307 N. Homer St., Ruston, LA.
With the beginning of the school year, 4-H enrollment will begin in September. Fun activities and programs are being planned this year for all 4-H youth in Lincoln Parish.
Getting rid of fire ants isn't as easy as one might think, but there are some things you can do to control them.
As summertime comes to an end, leave your yard and plants a little messy to encourage wildlife to have shelter, food, and nesting places.
Eating breakfast helps children function better in school, feeding body and mind. It also helps the attention span and concentration level.
September, 2017 will begin 4-H enrollment in Lincoln Parish schools. Fun activities and events are available for youth in grades 4-12.
Get your garden ready to plant for spring by cleaning plant beds and transplanting bulbs. Prime your fall garden for broccoli, cabbage and carrots and others.
Join 4-H in Lincoln Parish by submitting an enrollment card to your school or to the Lincoln Parish 4-H Office if you are in grades 4-5.
With the beginning of school, 4-H enrollment in the Lincoln Parish Schools will be available to students in 4th -12th grades.
There is something for everyone in 4-H. Meetings are held at Lincoln Parish schools and offer a wide variety of interests for all students.
The awards program for Lincoln Parish was a big success, with over 300 attending. Many were recognized by all the hard work they put in during the school year.
Growing your own herbs is better quality and convenience. You will have fresh herbs at hand when you need them for cooking and some herbs reseed each year.
A less stressful school year can be possible with some tips for getting ready for back to school.
The 4-H Clover Chat is the monthly newsletter for the 4-H program in Lincoln Parish with information about upcoming events, activities and competitions.
Microwave ovens can save lots of time but can also cause injury if not used properly. Learn the features of your microwave and important tips on proper usage.
Watching bumblebees is entertaining and provides a valuable service by pollinating our plants. Planting flowers is a way to improve the bumblebee survival.
Summer cooking class will begin June 20-22 at Trinity Methodist from 9-12.This class will teach students kitchen safety and how to prepare foods. Cost is $30.
Awards were presented to various individuals and school clubs as part of the annual Achievement Day recognition. Over 300 were in attendance for a fun day.
Enjoy activity of birds and butterflies in your garden by planting flowers that attract them. Several different plants will grow in the area for this purpose.
Parenting classes will be taught beginning in May at Lincoln Parish Extension office. Call 318-251-5134 to sign up.
Volunteers are a big help teaching students at area schools with school gardens. They have given their time and it could not happen without their help.
Leaders in the Grambling community have begun meetings to concentrate on becoming healthier and maintaining good health.
Gardening resolutions will help add to the beauty of your yard by experiment planting if you aren't sure if they will grow in a certain spot or not.
Don't let the gift buying add pressure to the holidays. Pick out a Christmas tree as a family and bring back fun by being together.
Visiting a Christmas tree farm is a fun way to choose your own tree and have family time together. Take some steps in caring for your tree so it lasts longer.