University of Illinois Extension

Archives for March 2011

March 31, 2011

Discussion with Drusilla Banks, Food Science and Nutrition Programming on National Nutrition Month and eating healthy. Topics include how to best clean fruits and vegetables just prior to use; buying fresh vegetables and consuming them while they are fresh; and how long can we store a fresh vegetable.

 
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March 24, 2011

Discussion with Drusilla Banks, Food Science and Nutrition Programming on National Nutrition Month. This episode covers how we should be making better food choices, starting with a basic plan to get healthy with proper nutrition and how to handle food once it is home for safety and freshness.

 
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March 17, 2011

Vegetable gardening at home is an increasing activity involving the whole family with the strong interest in knowing what we are eating. Talking about edible landscapes, limited gardening to get started again. Get your seeds early and be ready.

 
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March 10, 2011

Discussion of early yard work in the home landscape, general clean up and inspection helps get us organized for when the weather warms. Check the lawn for weed populations, areas that are bare and making plans to address these issues.

 
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March 3, 2011

Enjoy the beautiful blooms of our flowering trees and shrubs early by forcing them in the home. These flowers can last anywhere for up to three weeks. You can force crabapples, apples, lilac, forsythia. If your shrubs naturally bloom in the early spring, then you have an opportunity to force them to bloom indoors.

 
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