Upper 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


When the Frost is on the Pumpkin...

We all enjoy the eerie smiles from glowing jack o' lanterns, and, certainly, pumpkin pie is a quintessential part of Thanksgiving dinner, but did you know that many nutrition experts consider pumpkin a super food? With a wide variety of pumpkins now...
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Pumpkins Think making pie is the only way to use the nutrition powerhouse that is pumpkin? Author DeeDee...

Favorite or New Plant

'Vibrant Dome' Aster Asters of all shapes, sizes, and species are welcome in my garden as their abundant display of...
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Regional Reminders

  • Make Fall Cleanup A Priority
  • Close Down the Summer Vegetable Garden
  • Manage Your Mums
  • Clean Out Containers
  • Utilize Pumpkin Seeds

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