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Regional Plant-Related Event

Nut & Hop Production Tours Aug. 4 in Yankton, SD  The South Dakota Specialty Producers Association (SDSPA) has coordinated upcoming farm tours to feature the production of nuts and hops on Saturday, Aug 4 from 9:00 a.m. – 4 p.m. C.T. in rural Yankton, SD. The first tour will begin at 9:00 a.m. C.T. at Ausborn’s … Continue reading

Regional Plant-Related Event

The Northeast Nebraska RC&D Council is offering a fun & educational event to learn more about bees.  It’s called a “Bee-friending Party”and will be Tuesday, August 7th.  The poster about it is attached and pre-registration is requested by August 2nd.  We hope you can come and if not, please feel free to share this with … Continue reading

Regional Plant-Related Event

2018 Canning Workshop@ SDSU Extension Sioux Falls Regional Center Tuesday, August 14th @ 01:00pm SDSU Extension will be hosting a canning workshop on August 14 at 1 PM CDT at the Sioux Falls Regional Center (2001 E. Eighth St., Sioux Falls, SD 57103). Join us and learn how to safely can in your kitchen! SDSU … Continue reading

Garden Bloggers Bloom Day–July 15th

Welcome to Garden Bloggers Bloom Day where we share what is blooming in our location the 15thof July.  In our Plant Exchange region, we are USDA Zone 4b – 5a.  We’ve had extra rain the past month, especially beneficial to trees, shrubs and perennials. One example of returning perennial is the Butterfly Weed. They were … Continue reading

‘Fresh from the Garden’

What are new ways to enjoy fresh produce that we grow locally or find in the farmers’ market? ‘Fresh from the Garden’ is a garden food preparation series that features Chef Staci Pederson of Hy-Vee Food Store in Yankton. Recipes of Chef Staci and produce preparation hints were published in Yankton Press & Dakotan newspaper … Continue reading

Regional Plant-Related Event

Yankton Area Fall Fling (Save the Date) All About Tulips: How to select quality tulips and other spring bulbs, how to plant them, maintain them as perennials, and how to arrange flowerbeds.  Hear about the Orange City Tulip Festival and tulip growing lessons learned from the presenters: Mike Hofman, Director of the Orange City Tulip … Continue reading

Yankton Makes Plans for Emerald Ash Borer

Yankton is preparing for the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), though it may not be confirmed in this city for years. Ash trees are common in this region. Todd Larson, director of Yankton Parks & Recreation, shares the current Yankton plan for public ash trees. His discussion of Yankton’s response to EAB was published earlier in … Continue reading

Tulips for All to Enjoy

Welcome back to Plant Exchange where we celebrate plants of the Northern Plains and people who grow them. If we like plants, it’s easy to spot someone who values them too. Gary Idt of Yankton is a gardener who shares his plants with others. Tulips prominently bloom along the right-of-way by his house in mid … Continue reading