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A Hallmark of Spring – The Piedmont Azalea

By: Mary Tucker, Cherokee County Master Gardener Excerpt from CCMG Newsletter June/July 2002 The piedmont azalea (Rhododendron canescens) is a hallmark of spring in Georgia, with its delicate, light pink blossoms dancing at the woodland’s edge to celebrate the change of the seasons.  It is most often found in deciduous…
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Unearthing History in a Spring Garden

As a youngster, I was fascinated with the idea of becoming an archaeologist.  I could not imagine a more romantic profession than studying ancient cultures and searching for clues in ancient sites.  To practice, I  would routinely bury my coin collection in plastic bags, make maps, and then months later…
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Checking in on the Seed Library

The Cherokee County Extension office with support from the Master Gardener Extension Volunteers collaborated with the Sequoyah Regional Library system to open a seed library at the Hickory Flat Library on March 8, 2016.  The library, which is a retro-fitted antique dresser is filled with flower, herb, and vegetable seeds….
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Scholarship Opportunity for Cherokee Students

The Appalachian Cattlemen’s Association is currently accepting applications from students in Cherokee, Pickens, and Gilmer Counties.  Eligible students must plan to be enrolled in an accredited college or university for the 2016-17 school year to pursue an undergraduate degree in agriculture and environmental sciences, family and consumer science a related…
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Some “Seedy” Things Happening at Hickory Flat Library

The University of Georgia Cooperative Extension-Cherokee County and Cherokee County Master Gardeners have partnered with the Sequoyah Library System to open a unique program at the Hickory Flat Library.  The Cherokee County Seed Library, which is housed in an antique dresser, is a place where gardeners can learn about seed…
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