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Gardeners: open up the composting can of worms!

Gardeners: open up the composting can of worms!

Hillsborough County, Florida-- Learn how to create nutrient-rich composting with your own homemade worm bins!

It is called Vermicomposting, and the Hillsborough County Extension Service, 5339 County Road. 579 in Seffner, will host a workshop on the practice on Wednesday, June 13. 

For just $30, anyone interested in utilizing worms to break down organic matter to create compost for their gardens can attend!

PRECO charity provides for primate care

PRECO charity provides for primate care

Wauchula, FL -- The Operation Round Up Charitable Foundation recently provided the Center For Great Apes (CGA), in Wauchula, a grant to help provide better living conditions for the center's primate residents.

Cattle Preview Show hosts statewide exhibitors

Cattle Preview Show hosts statewide exhibitors

Wauchula, FL -- Cattle Show enthusiasts from 21 Florida counties filled the Cattlemen’s Arena in Wauchula on Dec. 10-11 to participate in the 2011 Hardee County Preview Show.

The family-friendly event, sponsored by Peace River Electric Cooperative, attracted nearly 240 head of cattle and provided stiff competition among the more than 165 exhibitors.

Watch out for baby deer

Watch out for baby deer

Editor:

I would like to mention to the public that baby deer are being born this time of year in Highlands County and surrounding counties: DeSoto, Hardee, Glades and Polk.

Should you see a baby deer (fawn) that is in the field or grassy area, do not approach it or pick it up. The mother deer (doe) is most likely around and can hear the baby up to a mile away.

If you are mowing or cleaning in a field or wooded area, leave the area so that the deer is safe. If you have dog(s), keep them away from the baby deer. Dog(s) are known to attack baby deer and either harm or kill the deer.

Deer have natural predators that they have to contend with. They don't need humans to be a problem for them as well. Be careful when driving down the roads that you know may have deer in the area. A lot of accidents happen when deer run onto the road in front of motor vehicles then car/truck will try to avoid hitting them and run off the road.