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Gardening in Small Spaces
1/24/2018 (new)

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. | ID-248
web only | 8 pages | 6,239 words | 70 downloads | PDF: 1,141 kb


Living Along a Kentucky Stream
11/8/2017 (minor revision)

Guidelines for maintaining a healthy stream and understanding stream stewardship. | IP-73
1,000 printed copies | 12 pages | 2,565 words | 68 downloads | PDF: 6,831 kb


Central Kentucky Backyard Stream Guide
2/1/2017 (new)

Many urban homeowners are not sure what to do about the stream in their backyard. Who owns it? How can I take care of it? What plants are good for my streambanks? These common questions lead to some confusing answers. This publication is designed to help the homeowner of a backyard stream appreciate this resource, protect personal property, and improve water quality and habitat. | ID-242
1,500 printed copies | 24 pages | 5,530 words | 111 downloads | PDF: 15,699 kb


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

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. | IP-76
web only | 6 pages | 2,286 words | 34 downloads | PDF: 310 kb


Kentucky Nutrient Management Planning Guidelines (KyNMP)
3/4/2016 (minor revision)

Nutrients are constantly cycling through farms. Nutrients come onto a farm in the form of feed, commercial fertilizers, manure, or compost, and they leave the farm with harvested crops, sold livestock, and off-site disposal of manure and other waste. Sometimes nutrients are even lost to the air, soil, or water. Nutrient management allows farmers to use nutrients wisely for optimal economic benefit with minimal impact on the environment. | ID-211
web only | 50 pages | 10,283 words | 156 downloads | PDF: 3,600 kb


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

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. | HENV-105
web only | 8 pages | 1,897 words | 34 downloads | PDF: 3,353 kb


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

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. | HENV-205
web only | 15 pages | 6,021 words | 155 downloads | PDF: 6,000 kb


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

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. | HENV-206
web only | 3 pages | 6,687 words | 90 downloads | PDF: 2,511 kb


What is a Watershed?
6/21/2013 (new)

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. | HENV-204
500 printed copies | 8 pages | 586 words | 57 downloads | PDF: 4,306 kb


Stormwater
6/21/2013 (new)

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. | HENV-203
500 printed copies | 8 pages | 501 words | 103 downloads | PDF: 3,675 kb


Planting Along Your Stream, Pond, or Lake
6/21/2013 (new)

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. | HENV-202
500 printed copies | 8 pages | 710 words | 107 downloads | PDF: 3,979 kb


On-Farm Disposal of Animal Mortalities
5/6/2013 (minor revision)

Animal mortalities are an expected part of animal production. Depending on the scale of the animal enterprise, animal mortalities can overwhelm the producer with a large number and mass of dead animals. This publication provides guidance to the producer for handling animal mortalities in accordance with Kentucky law. | ID-167
web only | 4 pages | 1,382 words | 66 downloads | PDF: 1,300 kb


On-Farm Composting of Animal Mortalities
5/6/2013 (minor revision)

On-farm composting can provide animal producers with a convenient method for disposing of animal mortalities and also provide a valuable soil amendment. In addition, the finished compost can be stockpiled and reused to help compost other mortalities. | ID-166
web only | 6 pages | 2,973 words | 100 downloads | PDF: 2,800 kb


Environmental Compliance for Dairy Operations
4/24/2013 (new)

Some farmers are reluctant to talk about the environment, but because farms are under increasing review by state and federal regulatory agencies, producers need to be familiar with environmental issues and regulations. Implementing best management practices (BMPs) can help farmers continue to protect the environment and increase productivity. | ID-200
web only | 6 pages | 4,179 words | 58 downloads | PDF: 1,000 kb


Saving Water at Home
10/17/2012 (new)

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. | HENV-601
web only | 7 pages | 3,036 words | 53 downloads | PDF: 1,902 kb


Considerations for Starting an On-Farm Dairy Processing Enterprise
10/17/2012 (new)

With proper facilities and education, entreprenuers can successfully produce value-added dairy products on-farm. | ID-207
web only | 5 pages | 3,084 words | 20 downloads | PDF: 327 kb


Home Accessibility: Resources
8/23/2012 (new)

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. | FCS4-418
web only | 2 pages | 693 words | 32 downloads | PDF: 214 kb


Home Accessibility: Kitchens
8/23/2012 (new)

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. | FCS4-417
web only | 2 pages | 915 words | 31 downloads | PDF: 272 kb


Home Accessibility: Bathrooms
8/23/2012 (new)

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. | FCS4-416
web only | 3 pages | 897 words | 26 downloads | PDF: 464 kb


Home Accessibility: Bedrooms
8/23/2012 (new)

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. | FCS4-415
web only | 3 pages | 768 words | 22 downloads | PDF: 641 kb


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

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. | FCS4-414
web only | 3 pages | 1,316 words | 27 downloads | PDF: 640 kb


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

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. | FCS4-413
web only | 3 pages | 1,403 words | 16 downloads | PDF: 363 kb


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

Adopting a green lifestyle means making deliberate choices to lighten our impact on the natural world. | HENV-706
web only | 7 pages | 2,724 words | 52 downloads | PDF: 1,392 kb


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

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. | 4DE-01PO
web only | 13 pages | 5,253 words | 60 downloads | PDF: 1,749 kb


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

In this unit, 4-Hers will learn different methods for assessing water quality. | 4DE-02PO
web only | 36 pages | 14,087 words | 30 downloads | PDF: 3,027 kb


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

In this unit, 4-Hers will learn about land use and its affect on water quality. | 4DE-03PO
web only | 14 pages | 5,248 words | 24 downloads | PDF: 2,345 kb


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

In this unit, 4-Hers will develop and implement a service project in their community. | 4DE-04PO
web only | 8 pages | 1,755 words | 15 downloads | PDF: 1,426 kb


Natural Lighting
2/24/2011 (new)

Follow these home decorating and landscaping tips to reduce your energy consumption and utility costs. | HENV-705
web only | 4 pages | 1,110 words | 19 downloads | PDF: 2,251 kb


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

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. | HENV-704
web only | 5 pages | 1,658 words | 33 downloads | PDF: 1,525 kb


Planting a Riparian Buffer
9/28/2010 (new)

Actively creating a riparian buffer typically consists of six steps: site assessment, planting plan development, site preparation, species selection, planting, and protection and maintenance. | ID-185
web only | 8 pages | - | 104 downloads | PDF: 3,265 kb


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

Everyday products found around your house contain hazardous chemicals--everything from nail polish remover to household electronics to oil for your car. | HENV-104
web only | 4 pages | - | 9 downloads | PDF: 514 kb


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

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. | HENV-103
web only | 4 pages | - | 11 downloads | PDF: 936 kb


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

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. | HENV-102
web only | 4 pages | - | 9 downloads | PDF: 484 kb


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

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. | HENV-101
web only | 4 pages | - | 11 downloads | PDF: 801 kb


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

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. | HENV-703
web only | 4 pages | - | 6 downloads | PDF: 889 kb


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

This publication features 15 suggestions to help you save money, reduce your energy consumption, and preserve our natural resources. | HENV-702
web only | 4 pages | - | 9 downloads | PDF: 1,588 kb


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

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. | HENV-701
web only | 4 pages | - | 8 downloads | PDF: 880 kb


Building a Rain Barrel
7/28/2010 (new)

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. | HENV-201
web only | 8 pages | - | 103 downloads | PDF: 1,480 kb


Riparian Buffers: A Livestock Best Management Practice for Protecting Water Quality
9/22/2009 (new)

In Kentucky, cattle on pastures are often watered by streams. Although this practice solves water requirements for cattle, providing livestock free access to streams and riparian areas can lead to a contaminated water supply and damaged ecosystems. A better solution is to implement riparian buffers with limited access points to streams or provide alternative water sources. This practice can protect water quality, increase herd production, and provide other landowner benefits. The purpose of this publication is to explain the role of riparian areas and how they can benefit the livestock producer, the herd, and the environment. | ID-175
200 printed copies | 4 pages | - | 76 downloads | PDF: 721 kb


Options for Controlling Canada Geese
1/15/2009 (new)

The average Canada goose produces more fecal waste than a dairy cow on a per-weight basis. In addition, gaggles of resident Canada geese have been associated with problems of over grazing. Having large amounts of fecal waste around a riparian area that has limited vegetation can lead to the runoff of nutrients, sediment, and pathogens, which can contaminate ponds, lakes, and streams in Kentucky. | ID-174
200 printed copies | 2 pages | - | 23 downloads | PDF: 140 kb


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

| IP-77
2,000 printed copies | 8 pages | - | 5 downloads | PDF: 377 kb


Drinking Water Quality Guidelines for Cattle
3/26/2008 (new)

| ID-170
120 printed copies | 4 pages | - | 44 downloads | PDF: 300 kb


A Guide to Open Burning
8/22/2007 (reprinted)

| IP-74
1,500 printed copies | 6 pages | - | 11 downloads | PDF: 430 kb


Know the Facts Before You Burn
10/31/2006 (reprinted)

| IP-75
4,500 printed copies | 8 pages | - | 14 downloads | PDF: 3,057 kb


2003 Research and Extension Beef Report
6/1/2004 (new)

| SR-2004-2
500 printed copies | 43 pages | - | 21 downloads | PDF: 481 kb


Nutrient Management in Kentucky
12/1/2001 (new)

| IP-71
90,000 printed copies | 12 pages | - | 32 downloads | PDF: 278 kb


Ky-A-Syst: Household Water Treatment
6/1/1998 (reprinted)

| IP-44
200 printed copies | 16 pages | - | 5 downloads | PDF: 174 kb


Ky-A-Syst: Household Waste Management
6/1/1998 (reprinted)

| IP-43
200 printed copies | 12 pages | - | 2 downloads | PDF: 138 kb


Ky-A-Syst: Petroleum Product Storage
6/1/1998 (reprinted)

| IP-42
200 printed copies | 12 pages | - | 5 downloads | PDF: 164 kb


Ky-A-Syst: Milking Center Wastewater Treatment
10/1/1994 (new)

| IP-48
2,000 printed copies | 12 pages | - | 4 downloads | PDF: 149 kb


Ky-A-Syst: Silage Storage
10/1/1994 (new)

| IP-47
2,000 printed copies | 12 pages | - | 8 downloads | PDF: 158 kb


Ky-A-Syst: LivesTock Yards Management
10/1/1994 (new)

| IP-46
2,000 printed copies | 12 pages | - | 4 downloads | PDF: 167 kb


Ky-A-Syst: Livestock Waste Storage
10/1/1994 (new)

| IP-45
2,000 printed copies | 12 pages | - | 3 downloads | PDF: 136 kb


Ky-A-Syst: Agricultural Chemical Storage and Handling
10/1/1994 (new)

| IP-41
4,000 printed copies | 16 pages | - | 3 downloads | PDF: 187 kb


Ky-A-Syst: Drinking Water Well Condition
10/1/1994 (new)

| IP-40
2,000 printed copies | 16 pages | - | 9 downloads | PDF: 168 kb