Mid-Atlantic

September, 2006
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Juice May Reduce Alzheimer’s Risk

National News

Alzheimer's disease is deadly for many older Americans, but it appears diet can be protective. Recent research suggests that we can reduce our risk of getting Alzheimer’s disease by drinking fruit...

Winter-Hardy Pansies

Large-flowered pansies are great cool-weather flowers that gardeners in the southern and western U.S. often enjoy throughout the winter. In colder climates, however, such as the Northeast and...

Easy Way to Collect Yard Waste

Fall is garden cleanup time. As the flowers, vegetables, and herbs fade, it’s time to pull up or cut back the plants. Gardeners either compost the plants or send them to a recycling center. Many...

Hospitals Offer Organic Food

Not only is a stay in the hospital stressful, hospital food has a notorious reputation for being tasteless and of poor nutritional quality. That may be changing, however. A new agreement will give...

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In the Garden

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Autumn Leaves: Recyle and Reap Rich Benefits

Soon crispy golden and scarlet treasures will float into our yards and gardens. Thin and fragile, these leafy powerhouses pack a nutritive punch. Leaves are dynamic food factories, turning light, carbon dioxide, and water into starches and sucrose that...
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Resources

Shows & Events

Fall Horticulture Lectures, Plant Sales, and Classes Galore Appreciate trees? Take advantage of TreeVitalize classes in southeastern Pennsylvania. Learn how...

Books

Remaking the Way We Make Things Does the idea of a building designed like a tree -- to "purify the air, provide shade and...
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Regional Reminders

  • Inspect Trees and Shrubs for Storm Damage
  • Prepare Plants for Indoors
  • Seed Shallots For Fall Planting
  • Shop Around for a Leaf Blower that Shreds
  • Plan for Protection

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