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From the Extension Office from April 15, 2019

We’re all in this together, but our perspectives vary

I’m sure you’ve read it somewhere, on a social media post, scrawled across the street in chalk or, if nowhere else, in this very column: We are all in this together. It’s an interesting concept to...

DATE: May 6, 2020 | COLUMN: From the Extension Office

Much has changed, but safe produce washing has not

I don't imagine this place of social isolation, accompanied by major life disruptions is exactly what we envisioned spring would bring. But alas, here we are. Rather than packing up camping gear...

DATE: April 8, 2020 | COLUMN: From the Extension Office

Does your environment support your health?

Isn’t it ironic how easily resolutions dissolve, in spite of our persistent desire to be healthy? In as little as two months, well-intended habits have collapsed into a pile of excuses. No need to...

DATE: March 11, 2020 | COLUMN: From the Extension Office

Three couples share what’s behind a successful relationship

Many people come in and out of our life, fulfilling various roles, at various times. Parting ways comes with acceptance of change or heartbreak with loss. Yet, not all relationships end. For some,...

DATE: Feb. 6, 2020 | COLUMN: From the Extension Office

How five simple words can change your day

Earlier this week, I had the pleasure of meeting Vincent. Aside from his name, I know nothing more than the fact that with five simple words he made my day and inspired this column. It was Monday,...

DATE: Jan. 9, 2020 | COLUMN: From the Extension Office

Ready to make the perfect cookie? Welcome to cookie chemistry 101

One for me, two for you and plate of carrots for the reindeer. The carrots are easy, it’s the cookies that can be finicky. Once you get past the challenge of deciding on a style, you merely have...

DATE: Dec. 12, 2019 | COLUMN: From the Extension Office

Warming spices will make delightful pumpkin dishes

Last week, Halloween pumpkins gathered at the La Plata County Fairgrounds with the purpose of giving life from their wilting remains. Livestock throughout the county will soon be feasting on fodder...

DATE: Nov. 6, 2019 | COLUMN: From the Extension Office

Now is the time to plan for the holidays – here’s why

Given the timing, you may be expecting words of wisdom offering creative alternatives to Halloween junk food. With a party invitation in hand and excitement in her voice, my daughter bestowed the...

DATE: Oct. 9, 2019 | COLUMN: From the Extension Office

Who’s at the table is as important for health as what’s on it

Have you noticed September brings about a shift in scheduling? Parents, your kids are back in school and possibly involved in evening activities. Kid-free households, you’re still busy, but the...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2019 | COLUMN: From the Extension Office

Make the most of the season’s best produce by preserving or donating

Treasure this moment, for it won’t be long until local gardens halt production, and the variety of produce at the grocer diminishes. Should you be fortunate enough to have an excess of produce,...

DATE: Aug. 8, 2019 | COLUMN: From the Extension Office

Want to eat more fruits, vegetables? Try these strategies

Eating fruits and vegetables comes with undeniable health benefits. Dietary guidelines suggest 2½ cups of vegetables and 2 cups of fruit per day for adults. How does your intake measure up? Before...

DATE: July 12, 2019 | COLUMN: From the Extension Office

Preventive health care you can apply year-round

I’ll be the first to admit, religious sunscreen use is not one of my well-established habits. As is often the case with health, we know we should – but we don’t. This act of self-care for the sake...

DATE: June 7, 2019 | COLUMN: From the Extension Office

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