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​Providing for Our Pollinators

About a year ago, I wrote an article about planting a cover crop in our gardens to improve soil health... more

​The Chemistry of Colors

“There’s a crispness in the air that greets the morning sun, a feeling of anticipation, a new day has begun.... more

Nature’s Harvest

As September closes out most of our gardening season here in Birmingham, I have been hearing a usual sound of... more

Plant a Multi-purpose Landscape - Grow it and eat it, too!

Question:  I’ve been reading a lot lately about where our food is grown, how it’s treated during the process, and... more

Look out for the late summer stingers!

​Late summer and early fall are perfect times to get out and experience the great outdoors. Whether you prefer hiking,... more

​PLECTOSPORIUM BLIGHT OF PUMPKIN

Plectosporium blight was first reported on pumpkins in Tennessee in 1988. Since then, it has been reported in other... more

​Fall Gardening Extravaganza Coming in October

Fall is a great time to garden in the South. Cooler weather makes for great … ... more

Save the Date: Farm and Home Rainwater Harvesting Workshop

By Robert Spencer​, Urban Regional Extension Specialist … Alabama Cooperative Extension System’s Urban Affairs and... more

Forest Farming webinar today!

David Fuller will  present information on "The incredible edible Ostrich Fern fiddlehead" today from 1-2 pm central time.  To register... more

What’s Glowing in My Yard?

​Question:  My grandchildren were visiting us recently; they live in a very urban area, while we’re in the country.  The... more


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