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Have You Received Seeds You Didn’t Order?

The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) has been notified that some Wisconsin residents have received unsolicited packages in the mail containing seeds. The types of seeds in the packages are currently unknown and may contain invasive plant species. Read on for details on what to do if you receive these seeds.

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Use your FoodShare benefits at the farmers market!

Many farmers markets in Milwaukee County accept nutrition benefits such as FoodShare (SNAP/EBT/QUEST), WIC, and Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program. Extension has partnered with Hunger Task Force and the Milwaukee Farmers Market Coalition to create a list of markets accepting food benefits in 2020 as well as an interactive map with market locations. Read on to see the list!

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Dismantle Racism

Dismantling Racism is Necessary for Communities to Thrive

It is clear that racism and white supremacy in our systems, communities, and schools are killing Black, Brown, and Indigenous people. This is unjust. Our efforts towards racial equity in response to this work have not been enough. As an office, we have much work to do. We invite our current, former, and potential community partners, volunteers, and colleagues not already engaged in the work of confronting and dismantling racist systems to join us in this necessary work. Change is only achieved when we commit to long-term, sustained work as a community.

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Spring Garden Q&A

Spring gardening season is here! Horticulture Educator Vijai Pandian has answers for common spring gardening questions about prepping soil, asparagus, rhubarb, and raised beds.

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