Knowledge for Life Newsletter

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October 2022

4-H Youth Development

International Travel: Teaching 4-H'ers Even More Life Skills

Read an interview from two Johnson County 4-H'ers on their experience abroad in Norway.

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Home & Family

2023 Medicare Open Enrollment

Medicare open enrollment is coming soon. Learn more about what changes you can make in the next couple months to your Medicare Plan.

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Smart Money Moves You Can Make Today

The Check Your Credit program helps take action to secure your financial well-being. Register for our free program today!

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What's Growing in the Garden?

Fall season is upon us, but what does that mean for the garden? Read about what's growing in our WIC Community Garden.

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What Does It Take For Brilliant Fall Leaf Color?

Will this year be a season filled with color? Find out what makes the classic fall colors everyone knows and loves.

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Weeds in the Lawn

Fall season is upon us, but what does that mean for the garden? Read about what's growing in our WIC Community Garden.

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Peonies in the Fall

Fall is an excellent time to add, transplant, or divide peonies to the garden. Learn the best practices and methods to adding these colorful beauties to your garden this season.

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Lawn or Garden questions? Call our

Gardening Hotline!

(913) 715-7050

[email protected]

Health & Food Safety

An Apple a Day

Apples are one of the most popular fruits as they are easy to store, transport well, and have multiple varieties with different levels of sweetness and can be consumed as a tasty sweet or savory dish or as a standalone crunchy snack.

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Healthy Halloween Swaps

Halloween is infamous for copious amounts of candy given out to trick-or-treaters each year. But how do you know how much sugar is too much? Read below for tips and tricks (no pun intended) on managing Halloween candy consumption and healthier alternatives for traditional candy.

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Have nutrition, food safety or health questions? Contact us!

(913) 715-7017

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Natural Resources

Extension Master Naturalist

Applications Are Now Open!

There are still some spots left for the 2023 class of EMNs, if you’re interested hurry and get your application in!

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Spooky Spiders

With dropping temperatures people tend to see an increase in the number of insects and spiders coming into their homes. As more insects come into your place of living, more spiders will follow the food source. 

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Birding Around Johnson County

Grab your binoculars and trail mix! Fall in Johnson County is a fantastic time to go out and search for species not normally in Kansas as they migrate for the Winter.

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