ACES Publications
March 2016 e-Newsletter

March 9, 2016



Reading and Understanding Food Labels

When it comes to grocery shopping today and maintaining general health, it has become increasingly difficult to navigate the complicated ingredients lists on food labels. The seemingly unlimited amount of ingredients one can encounter on a trip to the store can leave shoppers feeling overwhelmed and confused about how to make healthy decisions. A good place to […]   Read More

Try Growing Your Own Vegetable Transplants

It was so exciting to see the young pepper, eggplant, and tomato seeds bust open and break ground over the cold, snowy, icy winter days we have had lately. Just a reminder that April is coming up soon, and warm season vegetables will start flying off the shelves and into our garden soils. Instead of […]   Read More

Return of Daffodils Speaks History and Spring

It’s hard not to notice; the little yellow flowers in the middle of winter. While driving out in the countryside, you will find a familiar flower – the daffodil - on the side of the road by its lonesome. Or you might see a group of them, a burst of yellow or white, off in […]   Read More

Try Different Tomato Seed Varieties

My co-workers and I have taught many tomato workshops over the years. During these workshops we discuss nutrition, insects, disease, weeds, irrigation, mulching, etc. A big part of these meetings is a tomato taste test. We ask participants to bring 3 of their best tomatoes to the meeting. We record the name, assign them a […]   Read More

Advantages and Disadvantages of Using Credit

Having credit available offers several financial advantages: Some financial transactions are easier with credit. These include renting a car, guaranteeing a hotel reservation, or buying a home or car. In certain emergencies, it is helpful to have credit available for your use. Credit can be safer than using cash. If you lose cash, it is […]   Read More

Cam Newton Says “Eat More Fruits and Vegetables”

The Nutrition Education Program (NEP) at Alabama Cooperative Extension System is excited to announce that Auburn’s own Cam Newton will be featured in a social marketing billboard campaign throughout Alabama from Feb. 22-March 25. The campaign will reach all corners of Alabama and is expected to generate almost 35 million impressions on Alabamians, especially those […]   Read More


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