Lower South

October, 2011
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Learning about Healthy Foods with Food Corps

National News

What is one of the best ways to help adults stay healthy? Helping children develop good nutritional habits early on goes a long way towards assuring not only a healthy childhood, but a healthy...

Is Fall Foliage Falling Back?

We're all used to setting back our clocks in late autumn to "fall back" from daylight savings time. Now, scientists are investigating whether we need to start resetting our "leaf peeping" clock as...

Roundup All Around

New research has come to the disquieting conclusion that glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto's Roundup, the world's most-used herbicide, is present in significant levels in our air and...

The Politics of Climate Change

If you are expecting to hear some climate-change realism from the crop of Republican presidential candidates, you may have a long wait. In an October 4, 2011 Time Magazine website article,...

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In the Garden

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A Garden Left Behind

I am about to move to a new city and leave my landscape and gardens behind. To say I have mixed emotions is definitely an understatement. As a gardener I am an eternal optimist, and while I don't even know yet where I will be living, I can tell you for...
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Resources

Books

Heirloom Gardening There is a multitude of "gardening books" but relatively few truly engaging books for gardeners....

Clever Gardening Technique

Plant Bulbs at Proper Depth Each species of flowering bulb has its recommended planting depth for best results. When in...
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Regional Reminders

  • Stop Fertilizing Houseplants
  • Spice Up Your Salads
  • Prepare Gas Powered Equipment for Winter
  • Do A Sanitary Cleanup On Fruit Trees
  • Plant Spinach and Mustard

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