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OSU Extension - Polk County E-News
In This Issue
Healthy Living
Small Farms
Gardening Corner
Extension Publications
Polk County Website
Upcoming Events
June 5  Polk Celebration
June 6  Dairy Goat and Cheese Processing
June 10 Raising and Marketing Healthy Lambs 
June 18-20  JMG Camp 
June 25-27   JMG Camp
June 27-30   SC Camp
July 16-21  WW Camp 
                                                                         Volumn 12  #3
Welcome to Polk County Extension's E-News
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Congratulations!  2012 OSUEA Cooperator Award  was presented to 4-H Leader Carol Harris at a special celebration at OSU.  We thank you for your contribution to our Extension Program. 

Come Celebrate with the OSU Polk County Extension
for our end of year celebration.    June 5th   Link      
Older Americans
Healthy Living:

May is Older Americans Month, a perfect opportunity to show our appreciation for the older adults in our community.  The Theme "Never Too Old to Play!" - puts a spotlight on the important role older adults play in sharing their experience, wisdom and understanding, and passing on that knowledge to other generations in a variety of significant ways.  Find out More... 

The OSU Small Farms program has been moving along with various projects and programs around the state.  We're offering some field day events this spring in the South/Central Willamette Valley.  "Small Farms Events"  

JMGC green clover
Camps for Youth    (You do not need to be enrolled in 4-H)
Junior Master Gardener Day Camp

Dallas - June 18-20,    Monmouth - June 25-27     

Grades: K-5th   Cost: $30, earlybird -$20

Summer Conference  June 27-30, OSU, Gr. 7-12,  Cost:$200 

Wild West Camp (Overnight)  July 16-21, Grades 4-7, Cost:$215 @ 4-H Center 

Scholarships may be available.        Link to Camp information... 

"Why Schools and Home Can't Compete with Camp" - Article info... 

Gardening Corner: 

Picture MG Salefrom the 22nd Annual Polk County Master Gardeners Plant Sale on Mother's Day Weekend, May 11th & 12th at the Polk County Fairgrounds.    Save the Date:  Polk MG Fall Fling - September 8th  

Gardening Calendar:  May 

Extension and Research Publications: 
Tips for first-time gardeners  (Click to see article) 

If you're completely new to vegetable gardening and want to enjoy your own homegrown tomatoes and summer squash this year, the Oregon State University Extension Service can provide the information you need to get started.   

         "Growing Your Own" Publication:  Download a copy........FREE.... 

 Recipes:   OSU's "Food Hero" curriculum                                    
fruit shake
apple bars  Apple Bars...                           Fruit Shake... 
Fun Foods to make with the Family.
Serve as a snack or as a dessert to any meal!
Copy the Recipe.....  
black cloverAddressing real-life questions with
research-based answers...

Submit a question     to Ask an Expert  
 OSU Extension - Polk County
182 SW Academy, Room 102       PO Box 640 
Dallas, Or 97338     503-623-8395 
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