ACES Publications
January 2016 E-Newsletter

January 2016



County 4-H Clover Cook-off - Saturday, January 23rd

That sweet aroma you smelled this past November and December was from 4-Her's who were showing off their cooking skills. 4-H clubs all across Tallapoosa county held homemade cookie, cake, and bread contests as well as cooking demonstrations. With so much participation and goodies, classrooms resembled and smelled more like bakeries. All 1st and 2nd place 4-H club […]   Read More

Gotta Prune Those Plants? Maybe Not.

When it comes to yard work during the wintertime, pruning plants is considered by far the top chore. It is common in January and February to see your neighbor and other homeowners spending their Saturdays wacking on the plants around their home. They are just working away, busy as bees, cutting back those plants. All […]   Read More

Feeding Birds Offers Winter Entertainment

Millions of Americans feed birds around their homes, and many people maintain natural areas and plantings for birds as well. Bird feeding is especially popular in Alabama, where winter migrants as well as local birds readily flock to feeders and provide many hours of watching pleasure for backyard birders. Bird feeding is generally believed to […]   Read More

Camellias Offer Elegant Beauty and Style

If I asked you to name a plant that is a living symbol of history, elegance, and aristocracy, a legend of mythology and romance, what would you say? If I described to you an easy to grow evergreen flowering shrub with many uses, incredible ruggedness, and great beauty, what would you guess? If I were […]   Read More

Make Slow Cooker Work for You

A slow cooker is a great way to prepare a meal with little effort and time. January is National Slow Cooker Month and is a time to celebrate. “It is an excellent way to prepare a meal without having the time constraints of having to ‘tend to’ your meal to keep it from burning,” said […]   Read More

21st Annual Beekeeping Symposium Feb. 6th

The Alabama Cooperative Extension System’s 21st Annual Beekeeping Symposium is Saturday, Feb. 6 from 8 a.m. until 3:45 p.m. at the Clanton Conference and Performing Arts Center, 1850 Lay Dam Road, Clanton. “The symposium will feature a variety of knowledgeable speakers, as well as valuable demonstrations for beekeepers,” said James Tew, beekeeping specialist with Alabama […]   Read More


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