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HENV-204
What is a Watershed?
2/11/2019 (minor revision)

 UK Authors: Ashley Osborne
 Departments: Ag Programs
 Series: Home and Environment (HENV series)
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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.

300 printed copies | 8 pages | 586 words | 66 downloads | PDF: 4,306 kb



HENV-203
Stormwater
2/11/2019 (minor revision)

 UK Authors: Carmen Agouridis, Ashley Osborne
 Departments: Ag Programs, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering
 Series: Home and Environment (HENV series)
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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.

300 printed copies | 8 pages | 500 words | 126 downloads | PDF: 3,675 kb



HENV-202
Planting Along Your Stream, Pond, or Lake
2/11/2019 (minor revision)

 UK Authors: Carmen Agouridis, Ashley Osborne
 Departments: Ag Programs, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering
 Series: Home and Environment (HENV series)
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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.

300 printed copies | 8 pages | 710 words | 131 downloads | PDF: 3,994 kb



4NB-01LO
4-H Bee Ambassador Program
1/8/2019 (new)

 UK Authors: Blake Newton, Ashley Osborne
 Departments: Ag Programs, Entomology
 Series: 4-H Insects (4NB series)
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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.

web only | 80 pages | - | 11 downloads | PDF: 4,620 kb



ID-248
Gardening in Small Spaces
1/24/2018 (new)

 UK Authors: Rick Durham, Brad Lee, Ashley O
 Departments: Ag Programs, Horticulture, Plant and So
 Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
 Tags: garden and landscape, vegetables

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.

web only | 8 pages | 6,239 words | 111 downloads | PDF: 1,141 kb



IP-76
Hazardous Chemicals and Your Body
6/21/2016 (minor revision)

 UK Authors: Lisa Gaetke, Ashley Osborne
 Departments: Agriculture and Natural Resources, HES Nutrition and Food Science
 Series: Interprogram (IP series)
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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.

web only | 6 pages | 2,286 words | 35 downloads | PDF: 310 kb



HENV-105
Planning a Zero-Waste Event
2/4/2015 (new)

 UK Authors: Ashley Osborne
 Departments: Agriculture and Natural Resources
 Series: Home and Environment (HENV series)
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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.

web only | 8 pages | 1,897 words | 36 downloads | PDF: 3,353 kb



HENV-205
Residential Rain Garden: Design, Construction, Maintenance
5/1/2014 (new)

 UK Authors: Rick Durham, Brad Lee, Brad Lee,
 Departments: Agriculture and Natural Resources, Forestry and Natural Resources,
 Series: Home and Environment (HENV series)
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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.

web only | 15 pages | 6,021 words | 160 downloads | PDF: 6,000 kb



HENV-206
Understanding and Protecting Kentucky's Watersheds
11/8/2013 (new)

 UK Authors: Jenny Cocanougher, Amanda A. Gumbert,
 Departments: Agriculture and Natural Resources, County Extension
 Series: Home and Environment (HENV series)
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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.

web only | 3 pages | 6,687 words | 96 downloads | PDF: 2,511 kb



HENV-601
Saving Water at Home
10/17/2012 (new)

 UK Authors: Ashley Osborne, Joe Taraba
 Departments: Agriculture and Natural Resources, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineer
 Series: Home and Environment (HENV series)
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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.

web only | 7 pages | 3,036 words | 57 downloads | PDF: 1,902 kb



FCS4-418
Home Accessibility: Resources
8/23/2012 (new)

 UK Authors: Amy Hosier, Ashley Osborne
 Departments: Agriculture and Natural Resources, Family and Consumer Sciences,
 Series: Housing and Home Furnishings (FCS4 series)
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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.

web only | 2 pages | 693 words | 39 downloads | PDF: 214 kb



FCS4-417
Home Accessibility: Kitchens
8/23/2012 (new)

 UK Authors: Amy Hosier, Ashley Osborne
 Departments: Agriculture and Natural Resources, Family and Consumer Sciences,
 Series: Housing and Home Furnishings (FCS4 series)
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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.

web only | 2 pages | 915 words | 32 downloads | PDF: 272 kb



FCS4-416
Home Accessibility: Bathrooms
8/23/2012 (new)

 UK Authors: Amy Hosier, Ashley Osborne
 Departments: Agriculture and Natural Resources, Family and Consumer Sciences,
 Series: Housing and Home Furnishings (FCS4 series)
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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.

web only | 3 pages | 897 words | 27 downloads | PDF: 464 kb



FCS4-415
Home Accessibility: Bedrooms
8/23/2012 (new)

 UK Authors: Amy Hosier, Ashley Osborne
 Departments: Agriculture and Natural Resources, Family and Consumer Sciences,
 Series: Housing and Home Furnishings (FCS4 series)
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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.

web only | 3 pages | 768 words | 23 downloads | PDF: 641 kb



FCS4-414
Home Accessibility: One Size Fits All
8/23/2012 (new)

 UK Authors: Amy Hosier, Ashley Osborne
 Departments: Agriculture and Natural Resources, Family and Consumer Sciences,
 Series: Housing and Home Furnishings (FCS4 series)
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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.

web only | 3 pages | 1,316 words | 28 downloads | PDF: 640 kb



FCS4-413
Home Accessibility: Assistive Technology
8/23/2012 (new)

 UK Authors: Amy Hosier, Ashley Osborne
 Departments: Agriculture and Natural Resources, Family and Consumer Sciences,
 Series: Housing and Home Furnishings (FCS4 series)
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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.

web only | 3 pages | 1,403 words | 17 downloads | PDF: 363 kb



HENV-706
Going Green: Living an Environmentally Responsible Life
7/5/2011 (new)

 UK Authors: Amanda A. Gumbert, Ashley Osborne
 Departments: Agriculture and Natural Resources
 Series: Home and Environment (HENV series)
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Adopting a green lifestyle means making deliberate choices to lighten our impact on the natural world.

web only | 7 pages | 2,724 words | 56 downloads | PDF: 1,392 kb



4DE-01PO
What is a Watershed? 4-H2O Ambassador Curriculum, Unit 1
2/24/2011 (new)

 UK Authors: Ashley Osborne
 Departments: 4-H Programs, Agriculture and Natural Resources
 Series: 4-H Natural Resources: Soil and Water Conservation (4DE series)
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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.

web only | 13 pages | 5,253 words | 61 downloads | PDF: 1,749 kb



4DE-02PO
What is Water Quality? 4-H2O Ambassador Curriculum, Unit 2
2/24/2011 (new)

 UK Authors: Ashley Osborne
 Departments: 4-H Programs, Agriculture and Natural Resources
 Series: 4-H Natural Resources: Soil and Water Conservation (4DE series)
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In this unit, 4-Hers will learn different methods for assessing water quality.

web only | 36 pages | 14,087 words | 31 downloads | PDF: 3,027 kb



4DE-03PO
What Impacts the Water Quality in My Watershed? 4-H2O Ambassador Curriculum, Unit 3
2/24/2011 (new)

 UK Authors: Ashley Osborne
 Departments: 4-H Programs, Agriculture and Natural Resources
 Series: 4-H Natural Resources: Soil and Water Conservation (4DE series)
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In this unit, 4-Hers will learn about land use and its affect on water quality.

web only | 14 pages | 5,248 words | 25 downloads | PDF: 2,345 kb



4DE-04PO
Improving My Water Quality? 4-H2O Ambassador Curriculum, Unit 4
2/24/2011 (new)

 UK Authors: Ashley Osborne
 Departments: 4-H Programs, Agriculture and Natural Resources
 Series: 4-H Natural Resources: Soil and Water Conservation (4DE series)
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In this unit, 4-Hers will develop and implement a service project in their community.

web only | 8 pages | 1,755 words | 15 downloads | PDF: 1,426 kb



HENV-705
Natural Lighting
2/24/2011 (new)

 UK Authors: Ashley Osborne
 Departments: Agriculture and Natural Resources
 Series: Home and Environment (HENV series)
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Follow these home decorating and landscaping tips to reduce your energy consumption and utility costs.

web only | 4 pages | 1,110 words | 19 downloads | PDF: 2,251 kb



HENV-704
Tips for Conserving Water at Home
2/24/2011 (new)

 UK Authors: Ashley Osborne
 Departments: Agriculture and Natural Resources
 Series: Home and Environment (HENV series)
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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.

web only | 5 pages | 1,658 words | 34 downloads | PDF: 1,525 kb



HENV-104
Household Waste Management 4: Hazardous Waste
9/8/2010 (new)

 UK Authors: Tyler Henningsen, Brad Lee,
 Departments: Agriculture and Natural Resources, Plant and Soil Sciences
 Series: Home and Environment (HENV series)
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Everyday products found around your house contain hazardous chemicals--everything from nail polish remover to household electronics to oil for your car.

web only | 4 pages | - | 9 downloads | PDF: 514 kb



HENV-103
Household Waste Management 3: Recycle
9/8/2010 (new)

 UK Authors: Tyler Henningsen, Brad Lee,
 Departments: Agriculture and Natural Resources, Plant and Soil Sciences
 Series: Home and Environment (HENV series)
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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.

web only | 4 pages | - | 11 downloads | PDF: 936 kb



HENV-102
Household Waste Management 2: Reuse
9/8/2010 (new)

 UK Authors: Tyler Henningsen, Brad Lee,
 Departments: Agriculture and Natural Resources, Plant and Soil Sciences
 Series: Home and Environment (HENV series)
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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.

web only | 4 pages | - | 9 downloads | PDF: 484 kb



HENV-101
Household Waste Management 1: Reduce
9/8/2010 (new)

 UK Authors: Tyler Henningsen, Brad Lee,
 Departments: Agriculture and Natural Resources, Plant and Soil Sciences
 Series: Home and Environment (HENV series)
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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.

web only | 4 pages | - | 11 downloads | PDF: 801 kb



HENV-703
Saving Energy and Money: Appliances
8/30/2010 (new)

 UK Authors: Tyler Henningsen, Ashley Osborne
 Departments: Agriculture and Natural Resources
 Series: Home and Environment (HENV series)
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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.

web only | 4 pages | - | 8 downloads | PDF: 889 kb



HENV-702
Saving Energy and Money at Home and on the Road
8/30/2010 (new)

 UK Authors: Ashley Osborne
 Departments: Agriculture and Natural Resources
 Series: Home and Environment (HENV series)
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This publication features 15 suggestions to help you save money, reduce your energy consumption, and preserve our natural resources.

web only | 4 pages | - | 10 downloads | PDF: 1,588 kb



HENV-701
Saving Energy and Money: Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs
7/28/2010 (new)

 UK Authors: Ashley Osborne
 Departments: Agriculture and Natural Resources
 Series: Home and Environment (HENV series)
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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.

web only | 4 pages | - | 9 downloads | PDF: 880 kb



HENV-201
Building a Rain Barrel
7/28/2010 (new)

 UK Authors: Carmen Agouridis, Tyler Henningsen,
 Departments: Agriculture and Natural Resources, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineer
 Series: Home and Environment (HENV series)
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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.

web only | 8 pages | - | 110 downloads | PDF: 1,480 kb



IP-77
Know the Facts: Hazardous Chemicals and Your Body
10/9/2008 (new)

 UK Authors: Ashley Osborne
 Departments: Agriculture and Natural Resources
 Series: Interprogram (IP series)
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2,000 printed copies | 8 pages | - | 5 downloads | PDF: 377 kb