Nebraska Extension in Nemaha County

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This spring you may have noticed this bushy plant, with fern-like leaves and pretty, white flowers growing in the ditch. Some people have asked what this plant is because they would like it as a flower. This weed is poison hemlock.
The 2017 Nemaha County Fair 4-H Schedule is now available.
There are many youth workshops being offered in Southeast NE in May, June & July. See our 4-H Workshop web page for all the details.

According to the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, over ­­­­80% of homes tested in Nemaha County have levels of radon in the indoor air that exceed EPA’s action level.

Radon is a colorless, odorless gas that is a naturally occurring byproduct of the radioactive decay of Uranium in the soil. It enters homes through cracks and crevices in the foundation or through crawl spaces below the structure. Radon can get into any type of building – houses, offices, schools, etc. – but researchers suggest that people are most likely to receive their greatest exposure to radon at home, simply because that’s where they spend the greatest amount of their time.

Nebraskan Permaculture Design, Trees as the Farmer's Best Friend, & Other Helpful Tips - Recorded April 6, 2017 - Gus von Roenn, Permaculture designer, builder, urban farmer, activist, educator, land steward, event planner and nonprofit founder, discusses concepts of Permaculture that can be applied to the unique circumstances presented in Nebraska. Permaculture is the pursuit to feed, shelter, transport, and energize your life in your community without compromising the integrity of the world's living environment. Working with nature allows us to achieve our goals with minimal maintenance. Poorly designed landscapes, buildings and technology that attempt to counter the forces of nature add complexity to our lives and create dependence on a complex system that needs maintenance.


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