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Harvesting Your Own Groceries

Harvesting Your Own Groceries is part 17 of The Alabama Vegetable Gardener series.

To ensure high-quality, nutritious vegetables from your home garden and to prevent waste, proper harvesting at the right stage is essential. The time of d…

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Garden Problem Guide

Garden Proble Guide is part 16 of The Alabama Vegetable Gardener series.

There are a number of common garden problems that challenge novice and veteran gardeners alike.  Learn more about these problems and possible cures.

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Vegetable Garden Insects

Vegetable Garden Insects is part 15 of The Alabama Vegetable Gardener series.

Vegetables grown in the southern United States are vulnerable to attack by a variety of insect pests. Our warm temperatures and long growing seasons are not on…

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Live Well Recipe: Easy Ratatouille

Try our Easy Ratatouille recipe! Add this dish to a pasta night for an extra kick of veggies. Serves 10.
Ingredients
Cooking spray

1 medium zucchini, thinly sliced

1 medium eggplant, thinly sliced

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 1/2…

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Live Well Recipe: Healthier French Toast

Our Healthier French Toast is a simple, kid-friendly breakfast. Kids love to play chef! Let them help with this recipe by having them mash the bananas. Serves 3.
Ingredients
1 large or two small ripe bananas

3/4 cup low-fat milk

1 t…

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Mobile County Master Environmental Educator

Extension in Mobile County will launch the Mobile County Master Environmental Education (MEE) Program for the upcoming 2019-2020 school year.  MEE is an educational outreach program that was created in 1995 by the Baldwin County Alabama Co…

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Live Well Recipe: Snap & Go Pasta

Try our Snap & Go Pasta. For a heart healthy choice, try whole grain pasta. Serves 4.
Ingredients
Spaghetti, 12 ounces

Frozen mixed vegetables, 12 ounces

1 tablespoon oil

2 teaspoons garlic powder

1 can Italian diced tomat…

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Live Well Recipe: Quick Pita Pizza

Try our Quick Pita Pizza! Get your kids involved in helping at dinner time. Let them build their own pizza. Serves 4.
Ingredients
1 cup pizza sauce

1 cup chicken, cooked and diced

1 cup spinach

1 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded

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Live Well Recipe: Garlic Parmesan Roasted Cauliflower

Serve our Garlic Parmesan Roasted Cauliflower as a side dish with dinner. Vary your veggies by including carrots or broccoli. Serves 6.
Ingredients
Cooking spray

2 tablespoons oil

1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

1 teaspoon garlic …

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Live Well Recipe: Frozen Yogurt Covered Blueberries

Try our Frozen Yogurt Covered Blueberries. Kids love anything frozen. Freeze berries, grapes, and bananas for a cool, ready-to-eat treats. Serves 4.
Ingredients
2 cups fresh blueberries, 12 ounces

Nonfat blueberry Greek yogurt, 12 ounc…

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Live Well Recipe: Balsamic Roasted Turkey Salad

Our Balsamic Roasted Turkey Salad is perfect for a light lunch. Add any fruits and veggies you like to this tasty salad. Serve 7.
Ingredients
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar

1/4 cup fat-free Italian dressing

3 cups fresh spinach, chopped

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Bitter Rot in Fruit

As an apple crop is growing well and sizing sweet and juicy fruit—small, sunken brown lesions, sometimes surrounded by a red halo can appear and are easily spotted on green or yellow fruit.  These are the symptoms of bitter rot disease. …

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New-Age IPM: Automatic Insect Traps are Here to Help

Pest monitoring and identification are critical steps to the success of an integrated pest management (IPM) program. Traditionally, insect monitoring is a labor-intensive process with daily or weekly checks, followed by manually entering po…

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Alabama Watershed Stewards Workshops

Have you ever wondered what storm drains have to do with the water you swim in? Or why what you put on your lawn influences local fish? Have you wanted to know how healthy your local waters actually are or what can we do to protect and impr…

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Live Well Recipe: Sunrise English Muffin

This Sunrise English Muffin recipe is great for breakfast. Enjoy foods from more than one food group for a breakfast that gives you longer lasting energy. Serves 4.
Ingredients

2 whole wheat English muffins, split
4 tablespoons pla…

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