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  • Cooperative

    Extension Service

    Nelson County

    317 S. 3rd Street

    Bardstown, KY. 40004

    Phone: (502) 348-9204

    Fax: (502) 348-9270

    http://nelson.ca.uky.edu

    April 2015Volume 4, Issue 4

    Whats

    Inside?

    -Message from the Agent

    -Upcoming Programs

    -Food for Thought

    -Community Corner

    -Earth Day 2015

    -Early Exposure

    -For the Kids

    -4-H Happenings

    -Salad Day 2015

    -Nutrition News

    dollars

    & sense

    April is the

    Month

    of the

    Military

    Child.

    Please remember

    to support our

    veterans and

    their families.

    Earth Day 2015 = April 22 What are you doing to preserve the Earth?

    Get some ideas on page 5.

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    A Message from

    th

    e Agent

    Last months message was all about my pops.

    So for this one, my mom gets the honor.

    April is home to Earth Day. On Earth Day, youre supposed to be reminded of why you love the Earth, and how you can help it.

    You see, we as humans are pretty lucky to get to call this planet home. Ive never been to Mars or Venus

    or Saturn, but from what I learned in grade school, Im pretty sure Ill stay here.

    Growing up, my mom was constantly outside. She mows the grass, pulls the weeds, and makes the outside of our house

    just as much a home as she makes the inside.

    My mom taught me to care for my piece of the Earth. To love it, nurture it, water it when the skies arent doing a

    good enough job, and never let it look dead (the horror!).

    I will be the first to admit that Im jealous of her love for mowing the grass. I see it as a chore and a hassle and Id prefer to pay someone to do it for me. But that doesnt

    make her lesson any less effective. I hate to mow. I could just choose not to. I could choose to not worry about the

    health of my yard or plants, since Im not very good at keeping them alive. But instead, I care for the Earth by

    having someone else do it for me.

    Its still my moms lesson, it just looks a little different.

    Sometimes I think as parents, you worry that your kids arent listening to you or that youre not getting through to them, just because they dont act the same way you do in a certain situation. Thats not always the case. Most often, the lesson is there, they just play it out a different way. So keep

    up the good work. Keep teaching. Theyre listening.

    County Extension Agent for Family and Consumer Sciences

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    April 2015

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    Food For Thought:

    Italicized dates on the calendar mean a

    community event. Check page 4 for

    those. Green dates are Extension

    events, which are listed below.

    Take nothing but pictures. Leave nothing but

    footprints. Kill nothing but time.

    -Motto for Baltimore Grotto

    April 1: Eat $mart

    12:301:30 p.m. OR 5:306:30 p.m. Nelson County Extension Office

    April 3: All Pro Dads

    7:007:45 a.m. Coxs Creek Elementary

    April 7: Building Low Cost Raised Beds

    6:30 p.m. Nelson County Extension Office

    April 9: Slow Cooker Appetizers and Desserts

    12:30 p.m. Bloomfield Library

    April 9: Ultimate Frisbee

    10:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m. Nelson County Ext. Office

    April 17 All Pro Dads

    7:007:45 a.m. New Haven School

    April 21: Super Food Gardening

    10:00 a.m. Nelson County Ext. Office

    April 22: Eat $mart

    12:301:30 p.m. OR 5:306:30 p.m. Nelson County Ext. Office

    April 24: Homemaker Salad Day 11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.

    Nelson County Ext. Office April 24:

    All Pro Dads 7:007:45 a.m.

    Foster Heights Elementary April 28:

    Early Exposure 5:306:30 p.m. Boston School

    April 29: Developing A Culinary Herb Garden

    5:30 p.m. Nelson County Extension Office

    Hey parents

    with

    elementary

    kids!

    CHECK OUT

    page 6!

    Bring

    your

    whole

    office or

    family

    out for

    lunch!

    Info on

    page10!

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    Check out these awesome

    programs in Nelson County!

    What? Basic Computer Skills with Resume Preparation

    Where? Kentucky Career Center

    When? April 6, 8, 10 from 9:0010:30 a.m.

    What? Interviewing Techniques Where? Kentucky Career Center When? April 14, 28 from 9:0010:30 a.m.

    What? Yoga Where? Bloomfield Branch: NC Public Library When? April 6, 13, 20, and 27 at 9:00 a.m. & April 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29 at 12:45 p.m.

    What? Go Girl Exercise Where? Bloomfield Branch: NC Public Library When? April 3, 7, 10, 14, 17, 21, 24, and 28 at 9:00 a.m.

    Participation Station (502-331-4677) offers support groups and

    recovery meetings with trained individuals for those suffering with

    a mental illness. The center is open every MondayThursday from

    11:30 a.m.- 2:30 p.m. (Located at 138 Robin Dr.)

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    Did you

    know?

    The last week

    of every

    month, St.

    Vincent de

    Paul mission

    store has a $5

    bag sale?

    Check it out!

    310 N. 2nd St

    m-f 8:30

    to 4

    Dont forget that the Kentucky Career Center has someone

    available every Wednesday from 8:30 a.m. 12:00 p.m. to

    assist those wishing to sign up for the Affordable Care Act.

    If you are ever in need of a job, please visit

    the Kentucky Career Center!

    860 W. Stephen Foster Ave502-348-2709

    There is a huge listing of jobs available

    right now in our area.

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    Earth Day 2015

    Heres a couple of ways you can celebrate Earth Day this year!

    1. Plant a tree.

    2. Plant wildflowers.

    3. Have a garage sale or donate items you no longer want.

    4. Upcycle a piece of furniture instead of buying a new one.

    5. Make a bird house.

    6. Educate yourself.

    7. RECYCLE! And teach your kids about recycling.

    8. Pick up trash along the road or at a park

    (please, be safe while doing so!)

    9. Ride your bike.

    10. Save water.

    11. Wash your car with a bucket of water instead of a

    running hose.

    12. Get your kids involved!

    13. Reuse something you would normally throw away.

    14. Make and use your own green cleaning supplies (call us for recipes if you missed the class last month!)

    15.Get outside and enjoy this beautiful place we get to call home.

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    Early Exposure

    KIDS FROM

    EVERY SCHOOL

    ARE INVITED!

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    For The Kids

    Match the Earth Day activity to the tools needed:

    Making a bird house

    Picking up trash

    Planting a tree

    Recycling

    Washing your car

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    Who: Youth Ages 9-18

    What: Ultimate Frisbee!

    Where: Nelson Co. Ext. Office

    When: April 9th from 10 am -1 pm

    Why: To Get Outside and Move!

    Free to attend! Call 502-348-9204 to RSVP by April 3rd

    Participants should wear closed-toed athletic shoes & athletic pants or shorts.

    Come join Nelson County 4-H on Thursday, April 9th for

    some Frisbee, Ultimate style! We will meet at the Nelson

    County Extension Office in order to divide into teams and

    then will play in the field adjacent to the office. Ultimate

    will last from 10-Noon and then we will have lunch

    together from Noon-1pm.

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    4-H

    Needs

    You!

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    Abby Van Meter, SNAP-Ed Nutrition Assistant

    Mark Your Calendars!

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    Nutrition News Abby Van Meter, SNAP-Ed Nutrition Assistant

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