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Master Gardeners teach youth about gardening, science and healthy eating

Master Gardeners teach youth about gardening, science and healthy eating

University of Minnesota Extension Master Gardener volunteers and the University Department of Recreational Sports/Youth Programs are collaborating for the third year to teach 9-13 year-olds about the science—and fun—of gardening.

Extension Master Gardeners have designed 10 weeks of activities based on the national Junior Master Gardener curriculum. The University’s three-acre Horticulture Teaching Garden on the St. Paul campus serves as the outdoor classroom. Participants are youth in summer day camps through the Department of Recreational Sports.

Pictured: Laura Opsahl, a Target employee who volunteers as a U of M Extension Master Gardener, helps summer day campers at the U water the bush beans they planted.

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Multiple Streams

Multiple streams of income have never been a way of American life. After all, before the economy collapsed, many people spent their years toiling away at one company waiting for the day they could collect their retirement funds. But tough economic times have forced many people to create several streams of revenue just to stay afloat.

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Watching what your kids watch on TV

WASHINGTON (NNPA) – When 6-year-old Simaya Hammonds ditched Dora the Explorer for tween-fare found on the Disney Channel and Nickelodeon, her mom, Tahneezia Hammonds wasn’t surprised.

The precocious first grader enjoys “Shake It Up” on the Disney Channel and “Victorious,” a show about students at a performing arts high school on Nickelodeon, is one of her favorites. “A.N.T. Farm,” a show about a group of gifted middle schoolers (A.N.T. is an acronym for “Advanced Natural Talents) attending a local high school made it into her Disney rotation.

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The Royal Bride Conference

The Royal Bride Conference

The Women’s Vessel group recently presented The Royal Bride conference.

The conference centered on the purity and sanctity of marriage and women longing for marriage.  Participants included Pastor Joyce Lester and Minister Maisha Barrett.  Several other presenters were present and shared topics ranging from women’s health issues to domestic violence. 

Conference organizer Jennifer Watson stated that this event was not only a way for women to connect with one another, but a way for each woman to gain a better understanding in her relationship with Christ.

More love, less hate

More love, less hate

Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. (1 John 4:8)

I recently heard the quote “There is a thin line between love and hate.” But I did not agree with it. I believe that there is more than a thin line between love and hate. To me, they are polar opposites and are as far apart as east and west. Think about this, if a person was in a plane traveling east, even if they continued in that direction for years, they would still be traveling east. They would never intersect with west in this direction.

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Gone to Ghana: Emerging Entrepreneurs

Gone to Ghana: Emerging Entrepreneurs

When I first moved to Accra last year, I must admit it was lonely.

After all, I had no friends and no family, and although English is the country’s official language, many prefer to speak a local dialect, which left me lost in translation.  Slowly but surely though, I soon discovered the number of young entrepreneurs in Ghana was more than I ever expected.

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Man Talk: Like Father, Like Son

This past Sunday, we celebrated “Fathers Day.” It is a special day of recognition for the fathers and father figures in our lives. It also serves to highlight the importance that male influence has in the development of young men. As I think on this topic, the quote “like father, like son” comes to mind. This idiom has been around for hundreds of years and it is used when different generations of a family behave in the same way or have the same talents or defects.  It is a reminder that fathers willingly or unwillingly shape the behavior of their son.

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