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In This Issue
Play More
Gardening Corner
Healthy Living Run
Polk County Website
  Upcoming Events
May 5  Learn, Grow,          
         Thrive Conference
May 11-12
  MG Plant Sale
May 30   Hyslop Field Day 
Dear Judi,                            Volume 12  #2

Welcome to the second issue of the Polk County E-News.  Issues should be arriving in your inbox twice a month.
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black clover          Play More, Watch Less                       April 30-May 6, is National Screen-Free Week, an annual celebration of the magic of being unplugged. During this week, parents, children, teachers and others across the country turn off screen media - including TVs, video games, computers, tablets, e-readers, cellphones and smartphones - and get in touch with being unplugged.
       Did you know?                         
  • Average American watches 36 hours of TV a week.
  • 2- to 5-year-olds watch 25 hours of TV a week.
  • 76 percent of 8- to 18-year-olds have an iPod or MP3 player and 66 percent have a cell phone.
  • From January to March 2012, more iPhones were sold than babies were born worldwide.              Read More....           
 Gardening Corner:  How to make your own potting soil

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    CORVALLIS, Ore.   Mixing up your own potting soil is more economical than buying sterile potting mix at a garden store.  A good germinating medium is fine textured and free of pests, diseases and weed seeds.     Learn More.....      



22nd Annual Polk County Master Gardeners Plant Sale 

Set for Mother's Day Weekend, May 11th & 12th from 9am to 5pm in Building C at the Polk County Fairgrounds, 520 S. Pacific Hwy W (99W) in Rickreall, Oregon.

Orange                             Admission and parking are free.
  • Herbs, vegetables, perennials & annuals, trees, shrubs, hanging baskets, houseplants and more than 150 African Violets will be for sale. 
  • Certified Master Gardeners will be available to answer home gardening questions.  
  • Short demonstrations will be offered on topics including; planting tomatoes and cooking with fresh herbs. 
  • The ever popular Country Store will feature unusual garden-related items and yard art.
  • The annual Plant Sale is the major fundraiser for the OSU Extension Polk County Master Gardeners.      
Healthy Living Family Fun Run/Walk  
 We had  a great time on Saturday, April 21 as Polk 4-H Ambassadors hosted the Healthy Living  Event with a fun run, tables, crafts, activities, making hula hoops, games and healthy exercises.  Many thanks to our sponsors:  United Health Heros and YA4-H!  Thank you to Reading for All, The Autism Society of Oregon and  the Dallas Hospital for helping with our resource tables.    
 Recipes:   OSU's "Food Hero" curriculum                                    
Banana Berry Smoothie               Breakfast Burritos 
Fun Foods to make with the Family.
Serve as a snack or as a cool dessert to any meal!

Copy the Recipe.....  
 Many types of margarine have different uses   
black cloverAddressing real-life questions with
research-based answers...
Submit a question     to Ask an Expert  
182 SW Academy, Room 102       PO Box 640 
Dallas, Or 97338     503-623-8395 
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