Natureland and County Parks Cleanup

Walworth County Volunteer Services needs your help! There are parks in Walworth County that you can call hidden gems. Volunteer Services needs help maintaining the parks with trail maintenance, invasive species removal, and park improvements. Enjoy the rewarding opportunity to spend some time outdoors at any of these beautiful parks and know that you made […]

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2018 Prairie Walk

The 2018 Prairie Walk is right around the corner! There is a very exciting and interesting theme this year. This year’s theme is WETLANDS, WOODLANDS and WILDLIFE. The walk will take place on Century Oaks Farm in Burlington, WI by Dyer Lake. This event will occur rain or shine so dress appropriately for the weather. […]

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Jardín Comunitario/Community Garden

¡Preparate para la temporada 2018 del Jardín Comunitario! Si el clima lo permite, el Jardín estará activo el 18 de mayo. No se pierda esta gran oportunidad de tener su propio jardín en uno de nuestros 45 lotes. Todos los jardineros estan muy ánimados y listos para disfrutar del sol, la siembra y la cosecha. […]

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Know Your Bad Bugs

There are five germs that cause the majority of foodborne illnesses in the United States. There are other germs that don’t cause as many illnesses, but when they do, the illnesses are more serious and more likely to lead to hospitalization. What Causes Food Poisoning? Many different disease-causing germs can contaminate foods, so there are many different foodborne infections. Researchers […]

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Deadly E. Coli Outbreak

At the start of the new year, the centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the federal Food and Drug Administration announced an investigation into toxic E. coli infections in the U.S. Since November, 58 people in the U.S. and Canada have become ill from a dangerous strain of E. Coli. Two people have died […]

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Holidays that are Delicious and Food Safe

During the holidays, there are lots of delicious foods to choose from. Some of these foods may contain raw or lightly-cooked eggs. Bacteria might be inside some raw eggs, but you can safely enjoy these foods by simply cooking raw eggs and egg-containing foods thoroughly.

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Master Gardener 2018 Training

Ever been curious about what is growing in the backyard? Have you ever wanted to learn more about plants or flowers, bugs/insects or even lawn care and gardening? Join the elite and become a Master Gardener! Level 1 Master Gardener training will be in the Spring for Rock and Walworth Counties. Mandatory Orientation will be […]

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Beginning Market Growers

Many people may already possess a “green thumb” but to be successful beginning growers need to make smart decisions about business planning, marketing, pricing, capitalization, and labor…especially in today’s crowded marketplaces. This intensive, 3-day workshop provides a comprehensive look at what it takes to start and operate a sustainable business growing and selling fresh vegetables. The program emphasizes organic […]

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Phoenix Middle School Harvest Success

    Through a multi-organization county effort, Phoenix Middle School in Delavan WI was able to take part in a new community Garden this year. The garden was made possible because of a $4000 GardenWIse grant received from the University of Wisconsin-Extension office. Families participated in owning their own piece of the garden and could […]

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Flood resources for home and farm

Everyone in the community is impacted by flooding, when it occurs. Being impacted by flooding can be overwhelming especially if it is a first experience. The following are resources available to assist those whom have been affected by the recent flooding. Residents can call Walworth County’s Emergency Management Hotline at 262-741-7700 to report damage to […]

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