Check out the October Newsletter from the Dickinson County Extension Office! It is designed to share out upcoming educational program opportunities, as well as address the latest local questions, happenings, and helpful information for our communities.
Do you have picky eaters? Wonder how to incorporate MyPlate with small children? If so, join us for some classes this fall at the Expo Center in Spirit Lake. ISU Nutrition Specialist, Renee Sweers will lead participants through activities to help picky eaters get involved in the kitchen, try new foods, and make mealtime more pleasant. Check out our Fall Childcare Training Brochure for details.
We have had a number of oak tree branches and leaves brought into the office the last couple of weeks with "Woolly Tree Galls". The galls look like dense wads of wool on the underside of leaves and are tan or pink in color. Galls are abnormal growths caused by insect bites on the leaves. In most cases, they won't harm the tree and there is no treatment. For more information on tree galls, check out this ISU Horticulture Article http://www.ipm.iastate.edu/ipm/hortnews/2010/8-25/oakgalls.html
Master Gardeners are individuals who have an interest in horticulture, have taken the Master Gardener training offered by Iowa State University Extension, and share their time and expertise with other gardeners.