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Eating Local: Back to the Farm

Eating Local: Back to the Farm

By on 17 June, 2013 in Food, Heather Coleman with 2 Comments

Fresh and local. It seems like in a state known for agriculture that we would have easy access to fresh, inexpensive, local produce. Yet finding fruits and veggies grown in the River Region can prove challenging. Grocery stores may boast “Chilton County peaches” or “Alabama corn,” but the reality is that most of their products […]

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Montgomery’s Tropical Revelation

Montgomery’s Tropical Revelation

By on 12 June, 2013 in Gardening, Outdoors with 0 Comments

In 2001, after I’d just moved to Los Angeles, my brother came out to visit me from New Mexico. Since he loves the zoo, we decided to take a day trip to the San Diego Zoo. I’m not much for zoos, but that place is amazing. After spending the whole day gawking at captive animals […]

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Know Your Invasive Plants

Know Your Invasive Plants

By on 29 August, 2011 in Gardening, Kate and Stephen, Outdoors with 3 Comments

It’s the end of August. It’s too hot to garden. That’s an established fact for humans and plants alike. Anything you plant now is probably going to die anyway, and you’ll just get all hot out there in the sun, so why bother? This fatalism doesn’t have to be permanent. In the evenings, you can […]

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Gardening Failure: Could Be Chemical

By on 25 April, 2011 in Gardening, Kate and Stephen with 0 Comments

A lot of people give up on gardening. Maybe you don’t like the outdoors. Maybe you think it’s hot out there, or are afraid of a few mosquito bites. Or maybe it creeps you out that there are living things crawling around in the dirt. Or maybe you just honestly prefer food that has been […]

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Weed Control

Weed Control

By on 25 June, 2010 in Gardening, Mark Montoya, Outdoors with 2 Comments

Just what is a weed? In the case of the dandelion, one person’s weed is another’s cooked greens. Goldenrod? It used to be the State flower. Let’s just say weeds are in the eye of the beholder, and that’s why I’m going to talk about weed control. Weeds drive me crazy. Roundup and other weed […]

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The Beauty of Wildflowers

The Beauty of Wildflowers

By on 28 May, 2010 in Gardening, Mark Montoya, Outdoors with 2 Comments

I suppose that there are some good things that can come of a recession.  Traveling within our state for the past two weekends, I have noticed that the wildflowers are exceptionally plentiful. What a delight to see the results of not mowing the grass along the highways this spring! In your upcoming travels, I hope […]

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