September 2, 2014

Medina
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Green Scene: Staghorn sumac

By LORRAINE BARNETT Special to The Gazette Plant: Staghorn sumac Common names: Velvet sumac, Scarlet sumac Latin name: Rhus typhina Description: From summer green to deep red, the small beautiful sumac shrub is not poisonous, unlike its “poison” sumac relative, Toxicodendron vernix, formerly known as Rhus vernix. Indeed, the staghorn sumac, now fabulous in November, has Read More…

Shades of office green

By KRISTEN NOWAK WINN Accent Editor Whether you’re the head honcho at the office or still working your way up the corporate ladder, there are plenty of ways to do your part to go green. Doing so can help employees take pride in their place of work and provide an environmentally friendly environment. And unlike Read More…

It’s COOL to know where in the world your food comes from

By MIKE MILLER OSU Extension Medina County Whether it’s for health and nutrition, safety, sustainability or some other reason, consumers’ food-purchasing choices have widened. In the mix with local foods, organics and genetically modified products now comes country of origin labeling (COOL). On Sept. 30, mandatory country of origin labeling became effective for meat and Read More…

Valley City Garden Club celebrates 70-year anniversary

By ANGELA HUSTON Special to The Gazette Seventy years ago Iva Arnold, Mrs. George Wolfe, Edith Bauer, Edith Yost and Mrs. Harley Rodock formed the Valley City Garden Club. Arnold served as the club’s first president, but each of the others also served in that capacity in the following years. On Nov. 6, the club’s Read More…

Green scene: sugar pumpkin

By LORRAINE BARNETT Special to The Gazette Plant: Sugar pumpkin Common name: Pie pumpkin, field pumpkin Latin name: Cucurbita pepo Description: Sugary sweet and deep orange in color, the sugar pumpkins are not like every other pumpkin. Sugar pumpkins tend to be a bit smaller in size. They are softer, too. But though they are Read More…

Equine industry environmental, liability awareness training

By JEFF VAN LOON Soil and Water Conservation District Environmental and liability awareness training for Medina County’s equine industry will be held 6:30 to 9 p.m. Nov. 19 and 20 in Room 309 at the Medina University Tech Center, 6300 Technology Lane, Lafayette Township. The program curriculum is sanctioned by the Ohio Livestock Coalition. The Read More…

Equine industry environmental, liability awareness training

By JEFF VAN LOON Soil and Water Conservation District Environmental and liability awareness training for Medina County’s equine industry will be held 6:30 to 9 p.m. Nov. 19 and 20 in Room 309 at the Medina University Tech Center, 6300 Technology Lane, Lafayette Township. The program curriculum is sanctioned by the Ohio Livestock Coalition. The Read More…

Green makeovers

By KRISTEN NOWAK WINN Accent Editor Like many soon-to-be-mothers, author Helen Coronato started to realize the significance of her environment when she was pregnant with her first son, now 3. “Once I became pregnant, I really had to look at my lifestyle and what I was eating and what I was using,” said Coronato, calling Read More…

Dandelions stretch Ohio rubber supply

By MIKE MILLER OSU Extension Medina County The drive to develop an alternative source of natural rubber that can grow in Ohio has received another boost, thanks to a competitive grant awarded by the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center and funds contributed by Veyance Technologies, the global manufacturer of Goodyear Engineered Products. OARDC — Read More…

Be safe when harvesting downed corn

By Mike Miller OSU Extension With wind-blown corn in various conditions, from leaning stalks to plants on the ground, harvesting may be a challenge this fall. But in the haste to salvage crop losses, the one thing farmers should not forget is safety. “Safety will be an issue this fall,” said Randall Reeder, an Ohio Read More…