As the 4-H year is underway, you might find yourself wanting more opportunities outside of the regular routine of your local 4-H club. The perfect chance awaits you. Youth who are 8th grade or older and who are enrolled in a local 4-H club have the opportunity to join the Washington County 4-H Federation. If
Dwight Shubert emailed us this past week with information on the Classic Photo from the August 2 edition of the Nashville News. The young lady on the left is 4-H member Janet Brinkman of the New Minden Livewires 4-H club and the man is leader Dwight Shubert of the Okawville Busy Bees 4-H club. This
Leonard Haertling. The Nashville Farmers Market, sponsored by The Nashville Chamber of Commerce, is open in front of the courthouse, along IL-15, every Thursday morning and Monday afternoon. There’s plenty of great produce for sale, including the items from: Mike Simonton, Paul Stegman, Leonard Haertling, and Josh Cowley. The market is open: • from 7
By Alex Johannes, Chapter Reporter Nashville FFA chapter members, Alex Johannes and Madison Schuette attended the annual Agricultural Communications Summit at the Wyndam Hotel on June 12, 2017. This summit is an activity of the Illinois Association FFA and made possible by GROWMARK, Inc. Invited were FFA members from across the state of Illinois, as
University of Illinois Extension will have their Advisory Council meeting on August 14 at 7 p.m. The meeting will be at Kaskaskia College. This meeting is the regular August council meeting. For more information, call your local University of Illinois Extension Office.
The Mobile Market will provide free produce, dairy and other perishable food items for local residents on August 15 at 10 a.m. at the Washington County Fairgrounds Commercial Building in Nashville. There is no income verification to receive items. Participants are asked to bring their own bags and/or boxes to carry their food items home.
4-H Has Your Seat To The Eclipse Illinois 4-H is inviting the public to a front row seat for the historic total solar eclipse in August in southern Illinois where sun’s path creates the longest duration of darkness. University of Illinois Extension, in cooperation with the Southern Illinois Miners baseball team, will host an educational
Plant Flowers En Masse By Leora McTall, Master Gardener At the recent Carlyle and Salem garden tours, one feature stood out as a reminder from some of the many classes we are required to attend as Master Gardeners – plant one variety of flowers “en masse”. But, when plant shopping, we usually “want them all”
Squash Bug Adult, LEFT, and two juvenile, BELOW and RIGHT. By Linda Summers, Master Gardener One of my favorite summer squashes this year has been yellow crookneck squash. Summer squashes differ from winter squashes in that they are usually harvested before the rind hardens and the fruit matures. They come in different colors and shapes
Frank Malick of rural Ashley brought this large Better Boy tomato into The Nashville News on Monday, July 24. The tomato weighs just under two pounds and measures 4 ½ inches in diameter. “I buy all of my plants at Meyer’s Greenhouse,” Malick told us. “They have good, strong, healthy plants and I have 35