Family Night Out!
Families in rural areas lack recreational and educational opportunities that strengthen family relationships. The Family Night Out! program uses the 4-H Challenge model to help families practice communication skills, solve problems and identify strengths. It also provides a safe and supervised atmosphere in which families can have fun together and learn at the same time.
This videotape shows real families participating in Family Night Out! activities and includes interviews with key program staff who describe the program to the viewing audience. It's a great tool for building enthusiasm to sponsor the program in your community. A companion manual called Family Night Out! 4-H Portable Challenge with Families discusses the use of the experiential learning model, facilitation skills for sequencing and debriefing activities, and contains descriptions of 27 group and family activities and initiatives. Book and video sold separately. $9.00, Book (MISC0287F); $25.00, Video Tape (VT0109F)
Living on the Edge: Grassroots Watershed Planning in the Pacific Northwest
Living on the Edge: Grassroots Watershed Planning in the Pacific Northwest is a videotape being produced by the Information Department in cooperation with WSU Cooperative Extension; the WSU Water Research Centers and Institutes of Idaho, Oregon, and Washington; the Western Rural Development Center; the Capital Press (the region's agricultural weekly newspaper); and the Rural Sociological Society.
The videotape is designed to educate audiences about local approaches to dealing with water resource issues. Case studies of six Pacific Northwest watersheds illustrate the difficulties, successes, and failures of citizens committees trying to reconcile disparate interests, gain public support, and overcome the tangle of governmental regulations. $34.00. (VT0102F)
Fresh Cheese Made Safely In Your Own Kitchen
In response to the continuing need to provide information about making queso fresco safely, Theo Thomas, Val Hillers and Brady Ratsch have developed a 10-minute video to teach the basics of making queso fresco at home.
Fresh Cheese Made Safely In Your Own Kitchen stars Anna Zaragoza and Frances Herrera, Yakima County Extension education assistants. Anna and Frances are experts at making queso fresco and have conducted many safe cheese workshops where hundreds of people have learned to make queso fresco. The video is available in Spanish(S) and English. $24.00. (VT0108SF, VT0108F)
Landscape Plant Problems
Historically our best selling publication, this updated edition features new and improved color photos and is full of new information designed to help you identify the cause of your plant problemsthe first step in controlling the problem.
Vivid photos from real life gardens and landscapes are used to illustrate cultural, disease, insect or environmental problems as they occur on 78 popular ornamental and fruit-bearing plants. The introduction takes you step-by-step through a simple process to identify the plant and diagnose the cause of the problem. $30.00. (MISC0194F)
Pacific Northwest Landscape Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Manual
This manual focuses on 19 key groups of woody landscape plants common in the Pacific Northwest, providing in-depth information on what to do, and when. It is the companion volume to MISC0194, Landscape Plant Problems: A Pictorial Diagnostic Manual. $22.00. (MISC0201F)
Cee Dub's Dutch Oven and Other Camp Cookin' & Dutch Oven and Camp Cooking
This back country guide to outdoor cooking gives tips on outfitting the camp kitchen, introduces interesting and unique camp cooking techniques, highlights the use of the traditional Dutch oven and the use of charcoal as a fuel source. It also demonstrates the age-old method of oven cooking in the outdoors. The book and video include many mouthwatering recipes from Baked Elk Heart with Sage Dressing to Warden Stew and Redhot Rhubarb Upside Down Cake. The host is C.W. Butch Welch, a native Idahoan and a Conservation Officer with the Idaho Department of Fish & Game. $35.00. (VT0105F)