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Satisfying an Appetite for Locally Grown Food

Those who crave organic fruits and vegetables from the Quad Cities area have options beyond their backyards. They can contract with Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) operations such as Whipstone Farm in Paulden or The Yavapai County Farmers and Ranchers Cooperative (YCGrown) in Chino Valley; participate in community gardening; or shop weekly at farmers markets in […]

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Ladybugs: Do they Really Work in the Garden?

There are many reasons to love ladybugs. This little red beetle started as a legend during the middle ages. European farmers, about 1000 A.D., struggled with insects that would eat and destroy their crops. At the first sign of crop damage, farmers would pray to “Our Lady the Virgin Mary” for help. The little bugs […]

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Yavapai College Using ACT Workkeys as a Tool for Student Career Pathways

Currently, employers across the country are overwhelmed by stacks of applications for only a handful of open positions. Sifting through these applications is time consuming and inefficient. You need a way to quickly pinpoint individuals with essential, verifiable workplace skills. One solution may be the ACT National Career Readiness Certificate (ACT NCRC), called ACT WorkKeys. […]

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  Is it a Cold or the Flu?

Oh no, here it comes again. The cough, sore throat, stuffy nose. It’s that time of year when the cold and flu become prevalent. But how can you tell the difference? A common cold and the flu are similar because they’re both respiratory illnesses. Even though they’re caused by different viruses, they share many of […]

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