NICER Earth Day Community Clean Up

Do you want to find a way to make a difference in celebration of Earth Day 2021? Extension Iron County is partnering with local nonprofit, NICER (Northern Iron County Engaged Residents) on a community clean up event in celebration of Earth Day!

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Local Support Makes Camp Programs Possible

We couldn’t offer our summer camp experiences for our area youth without community support. The donations we have received this year are very much appreciated and will be used to enhance the camp experience for our youth. As we work our way through the pandemic and get a better understanding of what our summer programs will look like, it is always great to see the continued support of our youth.

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Master Gardener Volunteer Week, April 5-9, 2021

The Wisconsin Master Gardener Program will be celebrating Master Gardener Volunteer Week April 5-9, 2021!
Master Gardener Volunteers are an important part of University of Wisconsin-Madison Extension Iron County.  Volunteers make a positive difference in our communities.  Through hours of community service by answering diagnostic questions, educating the public on horticultural topics, growing and donating food to local pantries, beautifying community spaces, conducting workshops, and more, these volunteers work tirelessly to make our communities an incredible place to live.

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Growing Tomatoes in Cool Climates

A fresh off the vine homegrown ripe tomato is the pinnacle of many folks’ gardening season but getting tomatoes to ripen in our northern climate can be tricky some years. Join Darrin Kimbler, Extension Iron County’s Agriculture Educator and the Mercer Library on Wednesday, March 24 at 10:00 am for a Growing Tomatoes in Cool Climates virtual Zoom class. Darrin will be discussing strategies on how to get the best homegrown tomatoes. Pre-registration is required!

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Planning a Seed Saving Garden

Join UW-Madison Extension Iron County’s Darrin Kimbler and Mercer Library on Wednesday, March 4 at 10 am for a Planning a Seed Saving Garden virtual Zoom class. Are you interested in saving your vegetable seeds from year to year for your garden? Maybe you want to create your own heirloom vegetables to pass down to your family? We will be discussing common vegetable: life cycles, pollination requirements, isolation distances and the “sneaky” problem plants. Pre-registration is required!

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StrongBodies Strength Training Goes Virtual!

It’s the perfect time to start thinking about your New Years resolutions for 2021! So why not incorporate a new strength training routine in your life? With benefits such as reducing risk for chronic disease, increasing muscle mass and bone density, we have you covered! The FoodWIse program for Douglas, Ashland, Bayfield and Iron Counties is offering a FREE virtual StrongBodies class, which can be done in the comfort of your own home. For more information, continue reading…

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SISU Endurance Team XC Ski Club Registration NOW OPEN!

This program is available to Iron and Gogebic County youth grades K-12. The goal is to encourage kids to participate in a fun winter sport that they will be able to enjoy for a lifetime. All ability levels are welcome and cost is $40 (with a $10 discount for each additional family member. The club will meet at ABR Ski Trails on Sundays, January 3 – February 28 from 2:00-3:30 pm.

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