March 3, 2022
Making Great Compost
Tickets are running out to up your composting game so sign up soon. ECAA is partnering with the Elbert Woman’s Group present Jonathan Whetstine of Richer Lands Compost who will teach you how to make great compost in preparation for the 2022 garden season. There is no charge to attend the live event on March 12th at 2:00 p.m. in the Mercantile Building in Elbert. We only ask you pre-register so we can be better prepared. To sign up go to: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/258260533207.
How Long Have Cows Been Domesticated?
If you want to know the answer to the question above, you’ll have to sign up for the ECAA Member Meeting, Potluck and Trivia Contest taking place at the American Legion in Elizabeth on April 9th. Let us know you are coming at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/258270793897. Non-members are welcome. We’ll keep the boring stuff to a minimum.
Fungal Help for Bees
Entymologists at Washington State University have developed a strain of mite killing fungus that can survive in a hive environment. Learn more about the metarhizium fungus at https://bigthink.com/life/fungus-varroa/?fbclid=IwAR0Epf1NEfzLck2Wo0-Z5dWp9FuTxBFDWbzLT3l_qzgge5d8ympjNqopc7M.
Praying Hands Ranch Fundraiser
Praying Hands Ranch is having its annual fundraiser dinner on March 13th. Praying Hands Ranch is a Christian, non-denominational, non-profit, charitable organization working in a therapeutic ranch environment serving the needs of mentally, emotionally, and physically challenged children, adults, youth at risk, and disabled veterans using therapists, certified riding instructors, and caring volunteers. For more details go to: http://www.prayinghandsranch.org/fundraising-dinner/.
Doesn’t this drought seem to be going on a long time? Is it still a drought or just the way things are? Irene Shonle of the El Paso County Extension discusses it in this article: https://csuhort.blogspot.com/?fbclid=IwAR2zGMDdD-XiN2_QR6lx1n7w9w-REUIgFDDWOIoK6bRKWxyjW5HaTZlRa9o.
Board of Directors Meeting and Ballots
This Friday, members should look for their 2022 ballots coming via email. Next Friday, we hope you’ll pop into the Zoom board of directors meeting at noon to hear all of the news and share your thoughts. Here’s the link for the meeting next week: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85785980836?pwd=aEJoL1NwOXJHSXZRampGTWhzeCt2UT09
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