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The DeKalb Cooperative Extension attempts to Enhance Life Through Gardening

 The DeKalb Cooperative Extension attempts to Enhance Life Through Gardening

Dekalb County, GA--  (submitted by Dekalb Communications)  

The DeKalb Cooperative Extension is offering innovative, up-to-date gardening and landscaping training; training that is both practical and useful and is full of information that can be taken home and used right away. All of the speakers are experts in their areas and know how to make the subjects educational as well as fun. The overall goal of this series is to provide information that will help DeKalb County homeowners save time, save money and learn the essential fundamentals of gardening that will last a lifetime; all the while improving the quality of life year after year.

Below are two gardening series entitled “Enhancing Life Through Gardening 2011” and “2011 Home Gardening” that will begin Feb. 15, 2011 and end Dec. 3, 2011.  All eighteen workshops will be held at the DeKalb County Cooperative Extension Training Facility located at 4380 Memorial Drive in Decatur.

Atlanta Blogger Shares What She Learned about Snow Shoveling in Atlanta

Atlanta Blogger Shares What She Learned about Snow Shoveling in Atlanta

Mableton, GA--  

Four Things I Learned Shoveling Snow in ATLANTA I walked by the window yesterday and saw my neighbor outside clearing her driveway, got excited and volunteered to go shovel ours. I live in an equal opportunity house, Husband had no objection, and I really wanted to get out for a minute. We’ve been snowed in since Sunday night. Enough said.

While it SEEMED like a good idea, I grew up in Connecticut and thought I knew everything about snow, I quickly learned a few things: Don’t volunteer to shovel snow when its NOT snow. It was ice. Solid ice. Yeah, that’s different than the light, fun, fluffy stuff. I should’ve turned myself around when I stepped on it and slid 6 feet across the driveway.

Get yourself a BIG shovel. And apparently some other tools – like an ice pick.

KDB to Host Tree Pick-Up, 'Bring One for the Chipper'

KDB to Host Tree Pick-Up, 'Bring One for the Chipper'

DEKALB COUNTY, GA -- Keep DeKalb Beautiful (KDB) and the DeKalb County Sanitation Division will celebrate the 20th annual "Bring One for the Chipper" event in January.

KDB asks that DeKalb County residents recycle their Christmas trees after the holidays through the DeKalb County Sanitation Division's Curbside Recycling Program.

DeKalb residents receiving sanitation services can place their tree at the curb for pick-up on regular yard collection waste day. Trees should be seven feet or smaller; trees eight feet or larger must be cut in half for pick-up.

The recycled trees will be chipped into mulch or used as wildlife habitat. Mulch is used for public beautification projects and is also available free to DeKalb County residents.

Gwinnett Residents Encouraged to use Free Xmas Tree Recycling Service

Gwinnett Residents Encouraged to use Free Xmas Tree Recycling Service

Gwinnett County, GA--  (submitted by Gwinnett County Govt.) 

Just one month ago over 1,000 Gwinnett residents participated in the first annual America Recycles Day celebration at Coolray Field. The paper and electronics recycling event saved the equivalent of 255 trees, 74,700 gallons of oil, 45 cubic feet of landfill space, 60,000 kilowatts of energy, 105,000 gallons of water and prevented over 700 tons of air pollution.

“The County’s inaugural America Recycles Day celebration was a success; however, we still need to keep this momentum going even through the holidays,” said Casey Snyder, the County’s solid waste director.

Make Your Own Rain Barrel

Collecting rainwater in rain barrels for use during dry months is an excellent way to conserve water and reduce water bills and the DeKalb County Department of Watershed Management (DWM) will host a Rain Barrel workshop for DeKalb citizens on Saturday, Sept. 25 at the Tucker Recreation Center (4898 Lavista Road in Tucker).

Learn Tips for Growing Herbs at the Dekalb Master Gardener Association Meeting

Atlanta, GA--  Jessica Groleau, Senior Horticulturust at the Atlanta Botanical Garden, will share "Tips for Growing Herbs in the Landscape and in Patio Containers" at the the next Dekalb Master Gardener Association (DMGA) meeting Tuesday, September 28 at 6:30pm. 

According to the DMGA website, "growing herbs in Georgia can be challenging but rewarding."

The meeting begins at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, September 28th ath the NorthlakeBranch of the Dekalb County Public Library, located at 3772 LaVista Road, Tucker, GA 30084

The event is free, so they invite you to come out and hear Jessicas's advice about growing methods and herb varieties that have proven success here in Atlanta.

Important Information about Forclosure

DECATUR – As DeKalb County prepares to launch its Foreclosure Registry, a public information session is scheduled for 6:30 p.m.