Hearty Cornbread Mix

Cornbread main

Summer is upon us and that means grilling season. Check out this delicious cornbread recipe for your next cookout!


Ingredients:

1/2 cup whole wheat flour

1/2 cup all-purpose flour

1/4 cup cornmeal

1 teaspoon soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon buttermilk powder

1 tablespoon sugar

Add:

2 tablespoons molasses or honey

2 tablespoons oil

3/4 cup warm water

Instructions:

Whisk together dry ingredients.

Mix together wet ingredients and pour into dry mix.

Stir lightly until just moistened and scrape into greased pie plate. Bake in 400 degree oven for 18-20 minutes or until done.

 


This recipe was contributed by Suzanne Prevedel, family and consumer sciences educator for USU Extension in Duchesne County.




Grafting Basics

Grafting BasicsYou don’t have to own an orchard to try grafting. Learn how to do it in your very own backyard from USU Extension.


Grafting is the age-old practice of joining plants to specific root systems to get the desirable benefits of both parts. Check out these grafting videos from the USU Extension Youtube channel for an introduction to grafting, and attend an upcoming workshop to learn more.

Grafting Workshops

At a USU Extension grafting workshop, you will learn the science and techniques of grafting. Participants will graft two apple trees on semi-dwarf rootstock that they will take home with them at the end of the class, and can select from the various heirloom and modern apple varieties supplied.  Materials for the class will be supplied as part of the $20 registration fee (some sites may be higher to pay for room rental).   Additional rootstocks & scion wood may be available to purchase at the end of the class for an additional $5 fee.

Thursday, April 13, 10 am – noon

Ogden Botanical Gardens

Register Here

Friday, April 14, 2 – 4 pm

Calls Nursery – Elwood

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Saturday, April 15, 12 – 2 pm and 2 – 4 pm

Conservation Garden Park- West Jordan

Register Here

Wednesday, April 19, 2 – 4 pm

Thanksgiving Point – Lehi

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Friday, April 21, 10 am – 12 pm

USU Botanical Center – Kaysville

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The Secret Life of Bees

Secret Life of BeesBees are critical to our food system, and yet many people still see them as a nuisance. Increase your understanding with these five facts about bees.


  1. One in three bites of food are a result of pollination
  2. Honeybees pollinate 80% of fruit, nut and vegetable crops
  3. One hive can have between 40,000-60,000 bees
  4. A queen bee can lay about 800 – 1,200 eggs per day
  5. Honeybees can fly up to 15 mph and can forage up to 3 miles away from their hive

Learn More

Are you a beekeeper, or are you interested in being one? Backyard beekeeping is increasing in popularity, and USU Extension has a new series of classes to promote healthy hive management. The classes can be taken individually, or you can complete the whole series and receive a USU Extension Advanced Beekeeping Certificate.

Register for the Thriving Hive Series




Weekly Happenings

Weekly Happenings

Don’t know what you’re doing yet this week? Let us help you! Here’s what’s going on in your neighborhood this week:









Cache County

Thursday 6/25

11am – 12:30 pm – Going Grain: Daytime Food Sense (SNAP-Ed)


Davis County

Monday 6/22

9 pm – 10 pm – Military Kids Camp

Tuesday 6/23

All Day – Master Food Preserver Course
9 pm – 10 pm – Military Kids Camp

Wednesday 6/24

11 am – 12:30 pm – Finding Meals in your Pantry- Food $ense (SNAP-Ed)
9 pm – 10 pm – Military Kids Camp

Thursday 6/25

All Day – Master Food Preserver Course
1 pm – 2 pm – Snacking For One – Food $ense (SNAP-Ed)
9 pm – 10 pm – Military Kids Camp

Friday 6/26

9 pm – 10 pm – Military Kids Camp


Salt Lake County

Monday 6/22

All Day – USU Free Water Check Program
6:15 pm – 8:45 pm – Smart Dating – SLC
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm – Horticulture Spotlight Lecture Series: Vermicomposting-Turning Scraps to Garden Gold

Tuesday 6/23

6 pm – 8:30 pm – Smart Dating – West Jordan
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm – Parenting the Love and Logic Way

Wednesday 6/24

6:30 pm – 8:30 pm – Parenting the Love and Logic Way
6:30 pm – Food $ense (SNAP-Ed) Murray
7 pm – 8 pm – Food $ense Quick Meals Class

Thursday 6/25

6:30 pm – 8:30 pm – Couple LINKS


Swaner EcoCenter

Wednesday 6/24

7 pm – 10 pm – Owl Prowl 2015

Saturday 6/27

1 pm – 3 pm – Climbing Wall


Uintah County

Tuesday 6/23

10 pm – Public Speaking, Demonstrations & Other Related Contests

Wednesday 6/24

9 pm – Food Preparation Contests


USU Botanical Center

Tuesday 6/23

6 pm – 8 pm – Youth Fishing Camp

Wednesday 6/24

9 am – 12 pm – Enchanted Garden Fairy Camp
6 pm – 8 pm – Youth Fishing Camp

Thursday 6/25

10 am – 2 pm – Trails, Treks and Treats

Friday 6/26

6:30 pm – 8 pm – Marriage…Not So Impossible: Scavenger Hunt Date Night


Utah County

Wednesday 6/24

7 pm – 9:15 pm – Couple Links


Washington County

Monday 6/22

10 am – 3 pm – 4-H Hero’s Guide Camp – Grades 5-8


For even more events and activities in Utah, click here!