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Don’t Get Tricked When Trick or Treating

It’s time for pumpkin patches, jack-o-lanterns, hay rides, colorful leaves–and most exciting for the kids–trick or treating on Halloween! As a parent or as an adult who will be handing out candy to trick-or-treaters, it is important to know how to keep children safe on Halloween. The following are a few tips for parents and homeowners from Leigh Akins, a ... Read More »

Spice Up the Fall with Pumpkin

Auburn, Ala. —In case you haven’t noticed, it’s getting a little cooler outside. It’s autumn, and more than just the leaves on the tress are changing. It’s time for fall decorations, recipes and celebrations, and what better fruit to incorporate into all things fall than pumpkins? Pumpkin is a fruit native to America. It was introduced to the pilgrims by Native ... Read More »

Think Pink (for Breast Cancer) in October and Beyond

In October, which is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, there is an increase of pink across the nation. With the increased visibility of the color pink, there also comes a hope of spreading awareness of breast cancer education. Dr. Jatunn Gibson, an Alabama Extension specialist and assistant professor in Human Development and Family Studies at Auburn University, believes the topic of breast ... Read More »

Extension Leads Memorial Garden Effort at Historic Bethel Baptist Church

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—New growth is springing up around the original sanctuary of historic Bethel Baptist Church in Birmingham’s Collegeville neighborhood, thanks to a partnership led by the Alabama Cooperative Extension System. Alabama Extension, the Alabama Green Industry Training Center, Auburn University’s Department of Horticulture and NuFarm Americas guided the effort of creating a Memorial Garden adjacent to the church. Bethany O’Rear, ... Read More »

Fruit Flies: The Ultimate Fiend

AUBURN, Ala.-Fruit flies are pests that most households have had to deal with from time to time. They are small flies most often found in the kitchen that people do not know how to get rid of. Where do these little menaces come from? How do you get rid of them? How do you prevent them from coming back? Dr. ... Read More »

Poultry Preparation Pointers for Gameday

Auburn, Ala.–Fire up your grills because it’s time for football season! When hosting the perfect tailgate, it is essential to have the perfect gameday snacks to serve your friends and family. Chicken is a fan-favorite entrée on football weekends. To ensure a successful gameday, keep safety in mind when preparing, serving and preserving poultry dishes. Whether you are cooking chicken or turkey, ... Read More »

September is Child Obesity Awareness Month

Childhood obesity is one of the biggest health issues we have in the United States. National Childhood Obesity Awareness month aims to raise recognition of the severity of the childhood obesity issue in America and to share the benefits of healthy eating and active living so children of America can lead prosperous and productive lives. According to the Centers for ... Read More »

Local Honey Yields Sweet Benefits

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AUBURN, Ala. — September is National Honey Month, and Alabama is home to more than 600 registered beekeepers. According to the Department of Agriculture and Industries, this number has fallen but still provides Alabama residents with a variety of options to obtain local honey. A Rise in Popularity Alabama Extension Regional Home Grounds Agent Dani Carroll said the rise in beekeeping ... Read More »

Gardening Leads to a Harvest of Health

A research partnership between the University of Alabama at Birmingham, the Community Fund of Greater Birmingham, the Alabama Cooperative Extension System, and various groups of Master Gardeners of has led to a harvest of health among breast cancer survivors in Alabama. In 2010, the Comprehensive Cancer Center of UAB partnered with the Jefferson County Master Gardeners to begin a new ... Read More »

Beating Fire Ants This Fall

Falling into fall sounds like a great idea — unless falling includes a run in with the Imported Fire Ant. Pest-proofing your home is a multi-step process that includes treating outdoor areas as well as indoor areas. The following five tips can help you and your family avoid unwanted visitors this fall. Fall is a great time to treat fire ... Read More »