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It seems like it was only yesterday when I was complaining about winter “hanging on” and holding spring at bay with a late season freeze. However, spring has prevailed, and this may be the loveliest spring I’ve ever seen. Flowers of every kind can be found at Walmart, Home Depot, and (my fav…

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The week leading up to Thanksgiving, November 16-22, is National Farm-City Week. The 2018 National Ag Day and Alabama Farm-City theme this year is “200 Years of Alabama Agriculture.”

These nineteen participants recently embarked on a journey to learn more about gardening in hopes of becoming certified Master Gardeners. The first leg of their journey began on August 29 when Bethany O’Rear, Regional Extension Agent and instructor, met with the class and began an intensive …

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The family farm is an American tradition but unfortunately it is in danger of fading away as there are now less than a million people in the U.S. that claim farming as their primary occupation. This represents a loss of almost 5 million farms since 1935. Family farms, exhibiting self-suffici…

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Does your spring garden have you stumped? Is a question about mulch or roses setting you back? The Alabama Master Gardeners are standing by ready to answer questions on the Master Gardener Helpline.

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The Gateway Community Garden of Pell City received a $10,000 grant from The Greater Birmingham Foundation North East. Gateway Community Garden is located on Mays Bend Rd across from St. Simon Episcopal Church.  

This year’s window of opportunity to become a certified Master Gardener is quickly closing. If you enjoy gardening, but want to learn more, the St. Clair County Extension office is the place to be! A Master Gardener training course begins in August and will help educate you on the basics of …

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You may not have said those exact words, but I’m pretty sure all of us in Alabama are sick of this cold weather. Fear not. Spring is on the way, however unlikely that seems when it was 37 degrees last night. But spring is on the way. I promise.

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