Do you a own land and rent farmland?

If you own land that includes rented farmland, the Managing Agricultural Lands for the Property Owner workshop may be of interest. Topics will help you understand what you can do as the landowner to enhance farm stewardship, increase wildlife habitat on agriculture lands and work with your lessee to make your farm more productive. The St. Louis regional workshop will be held September 14, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Maryland Heights. Agenda and details

Fall is the best time for lawn renovation

blades of grassJustin Keay, Horticulture Specialist will hold a workshop for homeowners and professionals. Learn the importance of soil testing, how to manage diseases and pests, fertilization and more. Join us on September 25, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at our office. Cost is $25 and registration is online. Flyer (PDF)

It's never too late to start strength training

man and woman with hand weightsMU Extension has partnered with St. Charles Community College to offer Stay Strong, Stay Healthy. It is an eight-week evidence-based strength-training program designed for older adults who want to improve their quality of life and stay active. The next program runs Mondays and Wednesdays, October 7 through December 2 (no class November 27), 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at St. Charles Community College. The cost is $69. More details listed on the flyer (PDF).

Caring for ash trees

Emeraled ash borer insect resting on a penny to show sizeThe Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) was initially found in St. Charles County in 2014. Due to the potential spread and destruction from this pest, you should take steps to protect ash trees while they are relatively healthy. Once canopy dieback or thinning begins, the tree's vascular system is considerably damaged. Treatment at that point may stop additional damage, but it cannot reverse the existing damage. Resources to learn more about this pest and how to manage it: Insecticide Options for Protecting Ash Trees from Emerald Ash Borer (PDF)Tree pests

You are important to Extension's future

If you have received help from  MU Extension of St. Charles County, please consider letting the County Executive or your county council member know about your experience. Our operation is funded by the county council. Your comments will verify the unique benefits from extension. Find your county council member

Support our funding — brick by brick

brick path through demonstration gardensBrick by brick we continue to extend the pathway that meanders through the on-site demonstration gardens. It has become a place for all to enjoy the peacefulness and awe-inspiring beauty of nature. A brick with your name or the name of someone to remember extends the path one brick at a time. Your generosity will support the funding of all programs at MU Extension in St. Charles County. Together we can make a difference. Brick order form (PDF) | Online ordering.

“Friends of mine and I visited this wonderful place today. We had a picnic lunch on the property. Surrounded by gorgeous flowers and plants. Will definitely return for a leisure, peaceful visit.” – Facebook post by garden visitor

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