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Composting Good for Environment and Homeowners

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Alabama produces around 2.6 million tons of solid waste every year. Roughly 20 percent of that amount is made up of lawn and garden wastes – grass clippings, leaves, tree and/or shrub prunings, home garden refuse…

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Home Layer Flock Management Suggestions

Best practices for managing your home layer flock include tips for brooding, development, lighting, biosecurity, disease control, and more.

Management of Young (Pullet) Laying Stock
Small chicks cannot control their body tempe…

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Home Soil Testing: Using The Soil Test Report

The Auburn University Soil Testing Laboratory report includes: your intended crop(s), the soil group your sample belongs to, soil pH, results/extractable nutrients, nutrient rating, lime and fertilizer recommendations, as well as c…

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Home Orchards Disease and Insect Control Recommendations

Apple and Pear

Apple and pear trees are subject to serious damage from pests. As a result, a preventive spray program is needed. The following practices will improve the effectiveness of the pesticides and may lessen the need…

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Home *A* Syst

…y found in Alabama’s urban environments. However, it is applicable to all state residents that care about their health, home environment, or their family’s safety whether they live in an apartment, mobile home, condo, or house.

Anyone th…

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Engaging Citizens through Environmental Education

What is Engaging Citizens through Environmental Education?

Engaging Citizens through Environmental Education is a component of UESEP (Urban Environmental Science Education Program). 
This UESEP component provides a framework for ci…

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Youth Exploring Environmental Science

What is Youth Exploring Environmental Science?

Youth Exploring Environmental Science is a component of UESEP (Urban Environmental Science Education Program). 
Youth Exploring Environmental Science is a youth in‐school or after…

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Reentering a Flooded Home

Structural Integrity
When first returning to a flooded home, you may face many threats to life and health. The first and most obvious issue is whether the building is structurally sound. Only a structural engineer or other building officia…

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Home Grounds: Urban Gardens and Sustainable Landscapes

Resource for all ages and all learning levels from novice to professional. Sustainable practices to manage landscapes, urban gardens, and home pests.

What is Home Grounds?

The Home Grounds program provides urban residents and small…

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Direct Education Moves Youth and Parents Toward Better Health

…r change. Treatment parents made positive changes in three main areas important to obesity prevention and improving the home environment: (1) healthy food and beverage choices, (2) physical activity, and (3) food resource management. Signif…

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Interior Design

…t and care for quality furnishings and accessories.
To recognize the variety and quality of products relating to the home environment (carpet, fabric, and wall coverings).
How to create a budget.

The Rules:

Click to download a…

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Pest and Beneficial Insects

Modify the way you design, irrigate, fertilize, and manage your garden to discourage pests.
Alter the garden or home environment to deprive pests of the food, water, shelter, or other requirements they need to thrive.
Use barrier…

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Childhood Obesity in Alabama

…on Coordinator with SNAP-Ed, believes it is critical to involve parents in the initiative, “Momentum continues into the home environment with simple, fun and action-oriented parent participation, which sets Body Quest apart as an exemplary …

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Alabama SNAP-Ed Program Accomplishments

…f Extension.
• Funderburk K, Struempler B, Parmer SM, Griffin JB. (under review). Texting engages parents to improve home environment for third graders in a school-based obesity prevention initiative, Body Quest. Journal of Nutrition Ed…

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