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Ashley Osborne


HENV-202

Planting Along Your Stream, Pond, or Lake

2/11/2019 (minor revision)
Authors: Carmen Agouridis, Ashley Osborne

Kentucky has more than 90,000 miles of rivers and streams and thousands of ponds, lakes, reservoirs, and wetlands. You can improve your surroundings and the quality of your stream, pond, or lake by planting an area called a riparian buffer or buffer zone.

Departments: Ag Programs, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering
Series: Home and Environment (HENV series)
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Size: 3.99 mb
Pages: 8



HENV-203

Stormwater

2/11/2019 (minor revision)
Authors: Carmen Agouridis, Ashley Osborne

As stormwater moves across lawns and paved areas, it picks up bacteria, nutrients, sediments, heavy metals, and chemicals before traveling through the storm sewers to our water bodies. Because the stormwater is not cleaned or treated, it creates harmful conditions for the environment and for us.

Departments: Ag Programs, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering
Series: Home and Environment (HENV series)
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Size: 3.68 mb
Pages: 8



HENV-204

What is a Watershed?

2/11/2019 (minor revision)
Authors: Ashley Osborne

A watershed is an area of land that drains water to a single water body. Watersheds are as small as a few acres draining into a stream or as large as several states draining into the ocean. Smaller watersheds join together to make larger watersheds. Kentucky is divided into seven major watersheds, or basins. Knowing what watershed you live in is a first step toward protecting water quality.

Departments: Ag Programs
Series: Home and Environment (HENV series)
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Size: 4.31 mb
Pages: 8



4NB-01LO

4-H Bee Ambassador Program

1/8/2019 (new)
Authors: Blake Newton, Ashley Osborne

The 4-H Bee Ambassador Program addresses key concepts related to bees, pollination, beekeeping, and honey. Kentucky 4-H agents, assistants, and volunteer leaders are encouraged to incorporate lessons and activities related to bees and honey in their clubs, school enrichment programs, and community outreach events. Twelve lessons are included in this guide, each are geared towards youth ages 9 to 18 years old.

Departments: Ag Programs, Entomology
Series: 4-H Insects (4NB series)
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Size: 4.62 mb
Pages: 80



ID-248

Gardening in Small Spaces

1/24/2018 (new)
Authors: Rick Durham, Brad Lee, Ashley Osborne

Although most would agree that gardening is a worthwhile endeavor, traditional gardening with long neat rows spaced 3 or 4 feet apart to allow cultivation by a tractor or tiller may not be feasible for everyone. Individuals that live in urban areas, especially those living in townhomes, condominiums, and apartments may not have the outdoor space needed for this conventional style of gardening. In addition, those with limited mobility may not be able to establish and maintain this type of garden. For many, raised bed gardening and container gardening may be a more practical and manageable choice for those gardening in small spaces and those with limited mobility.

Departments: Ag Programs, Horticulture, Plant and Soil Sciences
Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
Tags: garden and landscape, vegetables
Size: 1.14 mb
Pages: 8



IP-76

Hazardous Chemicals and Your Body

6/21/2016 (minor revision)
Authors: Lisa Gaetke, Ashley Osborne

Environmental contaminants, such as persistent organic pollutants, may contribute to an increased risk for chronic disease if they occur for long enough or at high enough levels. Research has shown that some hazardous chemicals may even cause the body to be more vulnerable to such medical conditions as cancer, poor immune system response, altered nervous system function, and cardiovascular disease. The good news is that certain dietary strategies may provide a defense for combating the effects of these contaminants while improving your overall health.

Departments: Agriculture and Natural Resources, HES Nutrition and Food Science
Series: Interprogram (IP series)
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Size: 310 kb
Pages: 6



HENV-105

Planning a Zero-Waste Event

2/4/2015 (new)
Authors: Ashley Osborne

The goal of a zero-waste event (e.g., meeting, business event, birthday party, field day, wedding, etc.) is to minimize the amount of waste produced. The key to hosting a zero-waste event is good advanced planning. This publication will guide you as you plan and carry out your event.

Departments: Agriculture and Natural Resources
Series: Home and Environment (HENV series)
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Size: 3.35 mb
Pages: 8



HENV-205

Residential Rain Garden: Design, Construction, Maintenance

5/1/2014 (new)
Authors: Rick Durham, Brad Lee, Brad Lee, Ashley Osborne

This publication covers the design, construction, and maintenance of residential ran gardens. Rain gardens are one of several stormwater management practices that homeowners can use to reduce their property's negative impact on water quality and flooding.

Departments: Agriculture and Natural Resources, Forestry and Natural Resources, Horticulture, Plant and Soil Sciences
Series: Home and Environment (HENV series)
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Size: 6.00 mb
Pages: 15



HENV-206

Understanding and Protecting Kentucky's Watersheds

11/8/2013 (new)
Authors: Jenny Cocanougher, Amanda A. Gumbert, Ashley Osborne

Regardless of where you are, you are always in a watershed. A watershed is any area of land that drains water to a single water body such as a stream or lake.

Departments: Agriculture and Natural Resources, County Extension
Series: Home and Environment (HENV series)
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Size: 2.51 mb
Pages: 3



HENV-601

Saving Water at Home

10/17/2012 (new)
Authors: Ashley Osborne, Joe Taraba

By conserving water, we decrease our demand for energy-intensive systems that obtain, treat, and distribute water. Simply put, by conserving water we save energy.

Departments: Agriculture and Natural Resources, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering
Series: Home and Environment (HENV series)
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Size: 1.90 mb
Pages: 7



FCS4-413

Home Accessibility: Assistive Technology

8/23/2012 (new)
Authors: Amy Hosier, Ashley Osborne

Assistive technology allows people to do things that they might not otherwise be able to do. It reduces the impact of a disability and increases the opportunity for enjoying an optimal level of safety and independence.

Departments: Agriculture and Natural Resources, Family and Consumer Sciences, HES Family Sciences
Series: Housing and Home Furnishings (FCS4 series)
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Size: 363 kb
Pages: 3



FCS4-414

Home Accessibility: One Size Fits All

8/23/2012 (new)
Authors: Amy Hosier, Ashley Osborne

A well-designed home promotes independence and allows us the satisfaction of being able to stay in control and remain at home as we age or as our needs change.

Departments: Agriculture and Natural Resources, Family and Consumer Sciences, HES Family Sciences
Series: Housing and Home Furnishings (FCS4 series)
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Size: 640 kb
Pages: 3



FCS4-415

Home Accessibility: Bedrooms

8/23/2012 (new)
Authors: Amy Hosier, Ashley Osborne

Universal design allows independence, safety, control and quality of life at home and in the community today and in the future. The following universal design features can make your bedroom a safer and more user-friendly space.

Departments: Agriculture and Natural Resources, Family and Consumer Sciences, HES Family Sciences
Series: Housing and Home Furnishings (FCS4 series)
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Size: 641 kb
Pages: 3



FCS4-416

Home Accessibility: Bathrooms

8/23/2012 (new)
Authors: Amy Hosier, Ashley Osborne

Universal design allows independence, safety, control and quality of life at home and in the community today and in the future. The following universal design features can help make your bathroom a safer and more user-friendly space in your home.

Departments: Agriculture and Natural Resources, Family and Consumer Sciences, HES Family Sciences
Series: Housing and Home Furnishings (FCS4 series)
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Size: 464 kb
Pages: 3



FCS4-417

Home Accessibility: Kitchens

8/23/2012 (new)
Authors: Amy Hosier, Ashley Osborne

Universal design allows independence, safety, control and quality of life at home and in the community today and in the future. The following universal design features can make your kitchen a safer and more user-friendly space.

Departments: Agriculture and Natural Resources, Family and Consumer Sciences, HES Family Sciences
Series: Housing and Home Furnishings (FCS4 series)
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Size: 272 kb
Pages: 2



FCS4-418

Home Accessibility: Resources

8/23/2012 (new)
Authors: Amy Hosier, Ashley Osborne

The following information will help you find resources and support for improving your residential situations, assessing your needs and determining which modifications and assistive technologies are most appropriate for you.

Departments: Agriculture and Natural Resources, Family and Consumer Sciences, HES Family Sciences
Series: Housing and Home Furnishings (FCS4 series)
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Size: 214 kb
Pages: 2



HENV-706

Going Green: Living an Environmentally Responsible Life

7/5/2011 (new)
Authors: Amanda A. Gumbert, Ashley Osborne

Adopting a green lifestyle means making deliberate choices to lighten our impact on the natural world.

Departments: Agriculture and Natural Resources
Series: Home and Environment (HENV series)
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Size: 1.39 mb
Pages: 7



4DE-01PO

What is a Watershed? 4-H2O Ambassador Curriculum, Unit 1

2/24/2011 (new)
Authors: Ashley Osborne

In this unit, 4-Hers will identify and learn the characteristics of their local watershed. In the process, they will learn about sources of water pollution and their role in keeping water clean.

Departments: 4-H Programs, Agriculture and Natural Resources
Series: 4-H Natural Science: Soil and Water Conservation (4DE series)
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Size: 1.75 mb
Pages: 13



4DE-02PO

What is Water Quality? 4-H2O Ambassador Curriculum, Unit 2

2/24/2011 (new)
Authors: Ashley Osborne

In this unit, 4-Hers will learn different methods for assessing water quality.

Departments: 4-H Programs, Agriculture and Natural Resources
Series: 4-H Natural Science: Soil and Water Conservation (4DE series)
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Size: 3.03 mb
Pages: 36



4DE-03PO

What Impacts the Water Quality in My Watershed? 4-H2O Ambassador Curriculum, Unit 3

2/24/2011 (new)
Authors: Ashley Osborne

In this unit, 4-Hers will learn about land use and its affect on water quality.

Departments: 4-H Programs, Agriculture and Natural Resources
Series: 4-H Natural Science: Soil and Water Conservation (4DE series)
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Size: 2.35 mb
Pages: 14



4DE-04PO

Improving My Water Quality? 4-H2O Ambassador Curriculum, Unit 4

2/24/2011 (new)
Authors: Ashley Osborne

In this unit, 4-Hers will develop and implement a service project in their community.

Departments: 4-H Programs, Agriculture and Natural Resources
Series: 4-H Natural Science: Soil and Water Conservation (4DE series)
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Size: 1.43 mb
Pages: 8



HENV-704

Tips for Conserving Water at Home

2/24/2011 (new)
Authors: Ashley Osborne

By conserving water, we decrease our demand for energy-intensive systems that obtain, treat, and distribute water. Simply put, by conserving water we save energy.

Departments: Agriculture and Natural Resources
Series: Home and Environment (HENV series)
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Size: 1.53 mb
Pages: 5



HENV-705

Natural Lighting

2/24/2011 (new)
Authors: Ashley Osborne

Follow these home decorating and landscaping tips to reduce your energy consumption and utility costs.

Departments: Agriculture and Natural Resources
Series: Home and Environment (HENV series)
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Size: 2.25 mb
Pages: 4



HENV-101

Household Waste Management 1: Reduce

9/8/2010 (new)
Authors: Tyler Henningsen, Brad Lee, Ashley Osborne

Reducing, at the top of the waste management hierarchy, has the greatest impact on the environment and starts with you reducing the number of products you purchase and use.

Departments: Agriculture and Natural Resources, Plant and Soil Sciences
Series: Home and Environment (HENV series)
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Size: 801 kb
Pages: 4



HENV-102

Household Waste Management 2: Reuse

9/8/2010 (new)
Authors: Tyler Henningsen, Brad Lee, Ashley Osborne

Reuse is essentially any action that extends the life of a product and keeps it out of the waste system. The process of reusing an item can start even before you purchase it.

Departments: Agriculture and Natural Resources, Plant and Soil Sciences
Series: Home and Environment (HENV series)
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Size: 484 kb
Pages: 4



HENV-103

Household Waste Management 3: Recycle

9/8/2010 (new)
Authors: Tyler Henningsen, Brad Lee, Ashley Osborne

Americans create about 5 pounds of waste per day, half of which is recycled in some manner, leaving roughly 2.5 pounds of waste per day going to landfills.

Departments: Agriculture and Natural Resources, Plant and Soil Sciences
Series: Home and Environment (HENV series)
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Size: 936 kb
Pages: 4



HENV-104

Household Waste Management 4: Hazardous Waste

9/8/2010 (new)
Authors: Tyler Henningsen, Brad Lee, Ashley Osborne

Everyday products found around your house contain hazardous chemicals--everything from nail polish remover to household electronics to oil for your car.

Departments: Agriculture and Natural Resources, Plant and Soil Sciences
Series: Home and Environment (HENV series)
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Size: 514 kb
Pages: 4



HENV-702

Saving Energy and Money at Home and on the Road

8/30/2010 (new)
Authors: Ashley Osborne

This publication features 15 suggestions to help you save money, reduce your energy consumption, and preserve our natural resources.

Departments: Agriculture and Natural Resources
Series: Home and Environment (HENV series)
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Size: 1.59 mb
Pages: 4



HENV-703

Saving Energy and Money: Appliances

8/30/2010 (new)
Authors: Tyler Henningsen, Ashley Osborne

Appliances are designed to save time and money, but if an appliance is not in itself energy efficient or is operated improperly it could be wasting money. Ensuring that you have an ENERGY STAR--approved appliance is one solution; another is the proper operation, location, and maintenance of appliances.

Departments: Agriculture and Natural Resources
Series: Home and Environment (HENV series)
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Size: 889 kb
Pages: 4



HENV-201

Building a Rain Barrel

7/28/2010 (new)
Authors: Carmen Agouridis, Tyler Henningsen, Otto Hoffman, Ashley Osborne, Russ Turpin

Rain barrels offer a number of benefits such as helping to reduce stormwater runoff, decreasing municipal water usage, and potentially protecting your home's foundation. Impervious surfaces such as rooftops, parking lots, and roads prevent rainwater or stormwater from soaking into the soil.

Departments: Agriculture and Natural Resources, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering, Plant and Soil Sciences
Series: Home and Environment (HENV series)
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Size: 1.48 mb
Pages: 8



HENV-701

Saving Energy and Money: Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs

7/28/2010 (new)
Authors: Ashley Osborne

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, a CFL lasts up to ten times longer, uses approximately one-fourth the energy, and produces 25 percent less heat while producing more light per watt than a traditional incandescent bulb.

Departments: Agriculture and Natural Resources
Series: Home and Environment (HENV series)
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Size: 880 kb
Pages: 4



IP-77

Know the Facts: Hazardous Chemicals and Your Body

10/9/2008 (new)
Authors: Ashley Osborne

Departments: Agriculture and Natural Resources
Series: Interprogram (IP series)
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Size: 377 kb
Pages: 8