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SHIAWASSEE COUNTY — Historic rainfall across Michigan has many local farmers grappling with crop and revenue losses, and state and federal agencies are trying to help.

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One of my favorite spring garden tasks is putting together container combinations. And fortunately, it’s still early in the season and the garden centers are well stocked, so the opportunity is not lost.

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OWOSSO — There are still seats available for a bus trip sponsored by the Potpourri Herb Guild July 11 to Cherry Point Farm and Market, and Lavender Labyrinth in Shelby.

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CORUNNA — The Corunna branch of the Community District Library will host a special Butterflies in Your Backyard program at 6 p.m. June 18

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OWOSSO TWP. — Devries Nature Conservancy hosted its third annual Historic Plow Day event Saturday and Sunday, with horses and mules plowing fields the way it was done before tractors were common.

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CORUNNA — The Potpourri Herb Guild will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 111 S. Shiawassee St.

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CORUNNA — The Corunna branch of the Community District Library will host a morel mushroom hunting seminar at 6 p.m. Thursday.

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CALEDONIA TWP — The Hare Raisers Plus 4-H Club is hosting a swap meet with animals/livestock and anything animal related, for sale or trade from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Tractor Supply Company in the Owosso East Plaza on M-21.

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SHIAWASSEE TWP. — Youth market goat animals to be shown at the 2019 Shiawassee County Fair, Aug. 4-10, must be owned by the exhibitor and be in the exhibitor’s possession by May 1.

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CORUNNA— Area residents Donna and Curtis Doneth plan to raise money and awareness to fight multiple sclerosis Saturday by leading a “wagon train for MS” from the Shiawassee County Fairgrounds to downtown Corunna.

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CORUNNA — Anyone interested in learning about herbs and other gardening tips is invited to attend the Potpourri Herb Guild at 6 p.m. Thursday in the community room of the St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 111 S. Shiawassee St.

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About 3,500 people were expected to attend this weekend’s Shiawassee Home Garden Business Expo to check out more than 100 vendors. The annual event dates back to the 1970s and includes attractions such as the Downtown Owosso Farmers Market Row, East Riverside Farm, Nom Nom Sweeties, Hillbill…

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OWOSSO — Organizers say they’ve got a cure for the winter blues: the Shiawassee Home Garden Business Expo, which is coming up this weekend.

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CALEDONIA TWP. — Tractor Supply Company stores across the country are collecting donations to support grants for FFA chapters.

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BYRON — Students at Byron Elementary School spent some time this past week in the FARM science lab, a 40-foot mobile classroom equipped with the latest technologies and filled with STEM-based lessons to increase agricultural awareness.

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CORUNNA — The Owosso Garden Club’s first meeting of the year features a talk by master gardener Pam Malaska.

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CHARLOTTE — The Michigan Arbor Day Alliance is offering local units of government, public educational institutions, public libraries, nonprofit organizations, neighborhood associations, churches and tribal governments the opportunity to apply for a Michigan Arbor Day Alliance tree planting grant.

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SHIAWASSEE TWP. — Applications for Miss Shiawassee County Fair Queen are available at shiawasseefair.com or at the Fair Office, 2900 E. Hibbard Road, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

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OWOSSO — The Potpourri Herb Guild honored Janet Demerly with its Woman of the Year award at the group’s annual holiday party in December at the Abiding in the Vine.

CORUNNA— Area residents Donna and Curtis Doneth plan to raise money and awareness to fight multiple sclerosis Saturday by leading a “wagon train for MS” from the Shiawassee County Fairgrounds to downtown Corunna.

CORUNNA — Anyone interested in learning about herbs and other gardening tips is invited to attend the Potpourri Herb Guild at 6 p.m. Thursday in the community room of the St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 111 S. Shiawassee St.

OWOSSO — The Shiawassee County 4-H Project medal brunch took place March 9 in the Memorial Healthcare auditorium.

SHIAWASSEE TWP. — The 2019 Shiawassee Fair Queen pageant wtakes place at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Community Room at the Fairgrounds.

About 3,500 people were expected to attend this weekend’s Shiawassee Home Garden Business Expo to check out more than 100 vendors. The annual event dates back to the 1970s and includes attractions such as the Downtown Owosso Farmers Market Row, East Riverside Farm, Nom Nom Sweeties, Hillbill…

OWOSSO — Organizers say they’ve got a cure for the winter blues: the Shiawassee Home Garden Business Expo, which is coming up this weekend.

CALEDONIA TWP. — Tractor Supply Company stores across the country are collecting donations to support grants for FFA chapters.

BYRON — Students at Byron Elementary School spent some time this past week in the FARM science lab, a 40-foot mobile classroom equipped with the latest technologies and filled with STEM-based lessons to increase agricultural awareness.

CORUNNA — The Owosso Garden Club’s first meeting of the year features a talk by master gardener Pam Malaska.

CHARLOTTE — The Michigan Arbor Day Alliance is offering local units of government, public educational institutions, public libraries, nonprofit organizations, neighborhood associations, churches and tribal governments the opportunity to apply for a Michigan Arbor Day Alliance tree planting grant.

SHIAWASSEE TWP. — Applications for Miss Shiawassee County Fair Queen are available at shiawasseefair.com or at the Fair Office, 2900 E. Hibbard Road, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

OWOSSO — The Potpourri Herb Guild honored Janet Demerly with its Woman of the Year award at the group’s annual holiday party in December at the Abiding in the Vine.

On Dec 18, 2018, the Corunna FFA joined Culver’s in a “Donate While You Dine” program. The donation received by the FFA chapter was more than $800. The donation will be used to send members to conferences and conventions, pay registration fees for competitions, and more. Members of the chapt…

Last week we talked about resolutions for our 2019 gardens. Gardening can also support more traditional resolutions to improve our diets and our health, and we don’t have to wait until spring to reap the benefits.

DURAND — The Shiawassee County Agricultural Society announced its annual volunteer awards Saturday night while hosting a banquet for members.

The week ahead brings us Thanksgiving, and the following week is Advent, the beginning of the Christmas season. The bustle of preparations and celebrations will likely push thoughts of gardening out of mind, but it’s easy to make plants part of the festivities.

CORUNNA — The November meeting of the Owosso Garden will feature a hands-on, wreath and table centerpiece-making workshop at 7 p.m. Nov. 8 in the community room at St Paul’s Episcopal Church, 111 S. Shiawassee St.

SHIAWASSEE TWP. —The annual dinner meeting of the Shiawassee Agricultural Society is set for 6 p.m. Dec. 8 at the Durand VFW hall, 932 N. Saginaw St.

Autumn is a bittersweet time in the garden. A beautiful, transitional season takes us from the last glow of summer to a muted dormancy as we hunker down for the first snows. It’s saying farewell to active outdoor gardening.

LANSING — The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development’s (MDARD) Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program (MAEAP) is recognizing 30 farms, including several from the area, for implementing appropriate pollution prevention practices.