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Goats brought in to clear space for pollinators

By Josh StalochStaff Writer HOWARD – This Labor Day brought an invasion of sorts to the Howard area as 38 grass-gobbling goats were dropped off at two heavily-wooded locations in Howard’s Meadowbrook Park. The goats will clear the area of invasive plants including Canada goldenrod and buckthorn, making way for pollinator-friendly plants to take over. …

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Andy Gilsdorf of Prairie Revival Nursery

Prairie Revival Nursery rolls out instant welcome mat for pollinators

By Nick WoodActing Editor DE PERE — While growing in the protection of a greenhouse, the native prairie sod that Andy Gilsdorf has developed is a vibrant and blooming 60-foot-long carpet of pollinator-friendly native flowers and grasses.But Gilsdorf’s idea, now in its second year, is not to put on a show in the greenhouse; rather, …

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News Briefs

New communication and engagement manager GREEN BAY – Brown County United Way has named Cierra Ivey as its new communication and engagement manager. In the role, Ivey will be responsible for developing communication and engagement tactics that support the nonprofit’s mission, fundraising and relationship management strategies. Originally from North Carolina, Ivey graduated from North Carolina …

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Why are pollinators important?

Submitted by Doug HartmanExtension Brown County NORTHEAST WISCONSIN – Approximately three-quarters of the world’s major food crops require or benefit from animal pollination. This includes many fruits and vegetables, such as strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, currants, plums, apples, sweet cherries, pears, watermelons, cantaloupes, cucumbers, squashes and tomatoes. Pollinators also are beneficial for seed production in crops, …

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