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Interior Design

Wherever you live–country or city, house or apartment, private bedroom or one you share with a brother or sister–there are things to learn and do to make your home more enjoyable. Interior design is a great way to learn about design, co…

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Blocks Rock

Imagine the Leaning Tower of Pisa made entirely from toy building blocks. How about your county courthouse, a wedding cake, or your family dog? Lego and other building blocks are a great way to learn about construction, engineering and arch…

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eXtreme Birdhouse

A totally cool bird moves into your neighborhood. It is a blue bird with a fabulous sense of style. Would you expect it to live in a plain wooden box? No way!
Your challenge is to construct the absolutely coolest birdhouse possible. It doe…

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Freestyle Showcase

What does a barbecue cookbook, a potato cannon, a hunter’s tree stand, and a knitted afghan have in common? They are examples of things you can create as your Freestyle 4-H Showcase entry. No two entries are alike because no two 4-H’ers are…

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Freestyle Demonstration

Do you know how to do something really well? How about writing text messages–fast? Yoga or Pilates? Leather work? Grooming your pet? Cup stacking? Showing your sense of style? Freestyle Demonstration lets you teach others by sharing your …

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Have I Got A Story

Storytelling is one of our oldest traditions. It is a way to pass on history and to help us understand our world. Just as importantly, storytelling fulfills our need to entertain and to be entertained. Have I Got A Story lets you demonstrat…

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Agriculture Damage Ripples Through Wiregrass Economy

AUBURN UNIVERISTY, Ala.—The impact of agriculture damage from Hurricane Michael is rippling through southeast Alabama’s regional economy. The associate director of the Alabama Cooperative Extension System said that total agriculture imp…

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Dollarspot Common Disease on Alabama Lawns

AUBURN, Ala. – Dollarspot is the most common disease people find in home lawns in Alabama. This fungal disease causes deep scars in a lawn. This damage can be serious and affects the look on well-maintained lawns. An Alabama Extension profe…

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Beneficial Insects In Home Gardens

AUBURN, Ala. – Most people’s first reaction when they see an insect on their flowers or vegetables is to find a way to get rid of it. Sometimes this is the right thought process, but other times that insect could actually be helping the pla…

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Alabama Smoketree: A Beautiful Addition to Your Yard or Garden

AUBURN, Ala. – One of Alabama’s treasures is the  Smoketree.  This tree is steadily gaining popularity and can be seen all across the state.

“As a result of selective breeding, the Smoketree has become popular in many landscapes throug…

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