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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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Lessons learned in Composting

Most serious gardeners understand that composting is a great way to build good quality soil.  From mulching trees and perennials with pine straw or wood chips, grass cycling-not bagging your grass clippings, and structures to heap or pile compost; all are great and all of them are composting.  The latter…
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Make Fall Leaves Work for You

The transition of fall color in North Georgia is probably the most beautiful time of the year to enjoy the outdoors.  The show is so impressive that I have received calls from people with friends and family from out of state that plan their vacation to be here at the…
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2015 is a Soil-ebration!

Soil is literally the foundation of life here on Earth.  Even if we are generations removed from life on the farm we should understand the important role soils play in our daily lives.  In recognition of this critical role that soils play in the health of our lives and that…
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