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Position: La Plata County Extension Office

Email: parmenterdm@co.laplata.co.us

4-H garden is gateway to lessons about health

Happy St. Patrick’s Day. The 4-H symbol of a four leaf clover always reminds us of how lucky we are. Head, Heart, Hands and Health represent each leaf of our clover. These H’s guide us in working...

DATE: March 16, 2016 | COLUMN: From the Extension Office

Feels like spring out there; time to attend to fruit trees

Abnormal. Somewhat strange. A bit peculiar with an air of absurdity. No, this isn’t how my kids describe their dad or a way to describe the 2016 Chicago Cubs, the odds-on favorite to win the World...

DATE: March 2, 2016 | COLUMN: From the Extension Office

4-H clubs teach members skills to become leaders

As the 2016 election year heats up, I am reminded of how important teaching citizenship can be to our youth. Across America, the 4-H Youth Development organization believes strongly in providing...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2016 | COLUMN: From the Extension Office

It’s time to get a little red about women’s heart disease Putting

Pull out that red dress. We need to increase awareness about women and heart disease. Heart disease is the leading cause of preventable death in persons aged 40 to 65. Check out Go Red at...

DATE: Feb. 6, 2016 | COLUMN: From the Extension Office

With spring on the horizon, order seeds, map out garden

So Punxsutawney Phil didn’t see his shadow. In Pennsylvania, 1,173 miles away. While I have never lived in the Keystone State, I did live just north of there in upstate New York for a number of...

DATE: Feb. 3, 2016 | COLUMN: From the Extension Office

Scholarships can support youth agricultural education

La Plata County 4-H doesn’t want to discourage anyone from participating in our program because of financial concerns. Our membership fee for joining is $25 for the entire year. However, we provide...

DATE: Jan. 20, 2016 | COLUMN: From the Extension Office

Hot tips for growing peppers in Colorado’s cool climate

As another storm passes over our corner of Colorado, many of us huddle up in the kitchen or living room, toes cold from another morning of shoveling or legs sore from another powder day at the...

DATE: Jan. 6, 2016 | COLUMN: From the Extension Office

May the financial force be with you in 2016

2015 is done, and here we are already at 2016. I again remember the excitement when Yoda first shared so much wisdom. It is all back again so I decided to look at some of the things he shared and...

DATE: Jan. 2, 2016 | COLUMN: From the Extension Office

Snow, fewer late freezes and more wishes for Santa

A week until Christmas and it’s nice to see snow on the ground. I hope it will last, or be added to, so Santa and his reindeer will leave foot (and paw) prints. Growing up in Durango back in the...

DATE: Dec. 16, 2015 | COLUMN: From the Extension Office

Let’s get cooking; it’s the holidays

This is the time of year for those special times – food with family and friends, parties and banquets, leftovers and, of course, wonderful food gifts. Holiday time is often turkey time when we get...

DATE: Dec. 5, 2015 | COLUMN: From the Extension Office

Cultivate your knowledge with master gardener class

As you may or may not know, I’m charged with running the Colorado Master Gardener program in La Plata County. There’s the chance the majority of you who peruse the article are either: a) master...

DATE: Dec. 2, 2015 | COLUMN: From the Extension Office

Collaboration gives young people chance to grow

La Plata County 4-H finds collaboration is essential for maintaining strong communities. During the last five years, we have developed a partnership with Celebrating Healthy Communities, which is a...

DATE: Nov. 18, 2015 | COLUMN: From the Extension Office

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