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Raised bed gardening in the south

AUBURN, Alabama— Raised bed gardens are different from regular gardens. They are an activity for the entire family, and they are a great way to spend time outdoors. “Raised beds have taken gardening to a new level for many people,” said  Tim Crow, a home grounds regional Extension agent located in Cullman County. “It’s a chance to have success in the ... Read More »

Grow Your Own Salad

AUBURN, Alabama—Many homeowners grow their own foods at home. Some grow their own because they question what is in or on the products available at the grocery store or curb market. Others grow their own because they have the time and enjoy gardening. What can I grow? According to Bethany O’Rear, a regional Extension agent in Home Grounds, Gardens and ... Read More »

Grow Vegetables in Container Gardens

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AUBURN, Ala. – Two problems young people face are eating a balanced diet and having access to fresh vegetables.  Excuses for this range from too broke, too busy to eat anything that’s not a cup-of-noodles for on-the-go, or too lazy to go grocery. Simple Solution A simple solution to these issues is growing your own vegetables in container gardens.  It’s easier than most think, cheap and can ... Read More »

The Craze Behind Kale

Auburn, Ala.—The popularity of kale has sky-rocketed the last couple of years. Most people think of kale as a fad. Recently, restaurants have started carrying more kale. For example, Chick Fila switched from selling their classic coleslaw to a new side item called the super food.. The super food side is a blend of chopped kale and broccoli tossed in ... Read More »

Eat Your Green Vegetables–It’s Important

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Auburn, Ala.—You are what you eat. Believe it or not, that is one of the truest statements out there. More than any other factor, a person’s diet has a lot to do with determining his or her lifestyle, as well as health. Amelia Mitchell with the Alabama Cooperative Extension System said vegetables provide essential nutrients for a person’s diet. Why is it ... Read More »