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recent columns from the Extension Office
The microbiome is a community of microorganisms that live in and on our bodies, and gut health is rapidly showing a long-term influence on our microbiome.
For every cell in the human body, there are about 10 nonhuman cells that reside in the gut, skin, eyes and nasal passages. Collectively, these more than 100 trillion microorganisms are...
With all the recent moisture (2.5 inches since the first of April), it’s easy to get excited about gardening.
After a relatively dry and warm winter, pessimism abounded, and it was easy to cast a dark cloud (that didn’t produce any moisture) over the growing season. And while the rain doesn’t really replace the...
Consumers have become increasingly aware of how their food is produced.
More and more people want to know where and what methods were used in the growing of the foods they eat. This mentality provides great opportunities for creating and sustaining healthy food systems.
4-H livestock projects are designed to promote youth...
This is a time of year many families are having discussions about college.
For starters, who is paying? A recent study of 1,000 students revealed that 84 percent presumed parents would be paying. When the parents were questioned, only 34 percent said they would be.
There’s no question that additional, quality education...
This Friday is National Arbor Day.
Really, it should be a recognized holiday – no school, no postal deliveries. We could all find a tree and decorate it, yarn-bomb it, perhaps. Give it hugs, copious drinks of water and maybe a little food. But really, the day has a pretty simple premise: planting trees in public spaces.
The 4-H Giving Back Garden is gearing up for another year of growing local food.
We are excited to continue our partnership with the Old Fort Incubator Plot program in Hesperus. This program encourages beginning farmers to succeed through education and hands-on learning. We value the opportunity to work and learn alongside other...
“From farm to plate, make food safe” was the theme of this year’s World Health Day. On Tuesday, the World Health Organization highlighted the importance of food safety.
Because that is a key focus of our Colorado State University Extension Office, I didn’t feel I could ignore it. The WHO estimates that unsafe...
With the (early) arrival of spring so comes the flowering shrubs and trees – forsythia, plums, apricots and crabapples – as well as the initial vegetable growth from asparagus and garlic.
A combination of fertile soil, plenty of water and sunshine, a dash of love and care, and even a little hope and crossed-fingers, should...
In celebration of Women’s History Month, I would like to highlight some amazing young women in our La Plata County 4-H Youth Development program.
They are extremely passionate about raising and showing livestock animals. This requires a year-round commitment of hard work and dedication.
In January, 4-H members Keanna...
Ready or not, life happens.
I’m talking about estate planning. No, it isn’t just for the wealthy, and it isn’t just to prepare for death. Each of us can benefit.
Yes, estate planning is about what to leave relatives and friends, but it also is about taking care of yourself if you are incapacitated, even if...