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How mulch helps save water

Auburn, Alabama — With Alabama in its current drought, residences throughout the state can mulch to help save water in their yards and gardens. Rhonda Britton, a regional Extension agent in home grounds, gardens and home pests, said mulch helps save water by holding moisture when placed on top of the soil. “It keeps down erosion and helps hold the moisture in,” Britton ... Read More »

What is available at fall farmers markets

AUBURN, Ala. – As the weather gets colder and the fall months push on, farmers market shoppers are left to question what is still available at their favorite markets. Within the last few years, the nearly 200 Alabama markets have seen a dramatic rise in popularity. Due to this increase, farmers are finding new ways to stay competitive and offer shoppers products year-round. ... Read More »