The Lucas Soil and Water Conservation District recently presented awards to several community members for their help with sustainability practices and education. Clay High School’s environmental and agricultural technologies instructor Meredith Wolfe was recognized as Outstanding Educator of the Year. Keven Ruedy received Outstanding Cooperator of the Year for his help in securing water control structures for Lucas County farmland. Two USDA-NRCS Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program awards were presented to Ed Gilbert III and the Herman family for their aid with marsh and wetland habitats.
A Clover Lawn Can Save Time, the Environment What if you could have a beautiful lawn that you mow only once or twice a year, that reduces your yard maintenance costs significantly and helps the environment? Clover, mixed into your traditional lawn or grown by itself, can do that. “My background is in science, so
A friend of mine became a widow last night. It was a peaceful end to a long and difficult journey. Cindy’s husband was diagnosed with a rare Parkinson’s-like disease in his early 50s, and the couple lived through more than a decade of his slow debilitation. Yet even with the sure knowledge of his prognosis,
Brighten your day with versatile, easy-to-grow flowers By Lori Rose Annuals are plants that grow, flower, set seed and die all in one growing season. Here are some annuals that are versatile, easy-to-grow, and above all, breathtaking. When I hear the word annual, impatiens always spring to mind. My mother grows monstrous impatiens. Walking from
Housekeeping Is An Art By Patricia M. Johnson Housekeeping is truly an art; but is not always fun. It takes physical effort for all of that work. These tips can help to ease the chores. Always wipe baseboards with a dry cloth, not a wet one when dusting or vacuuming your floor. Dust sticks to