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Yellow leaves on a tree in the fall of the year CAES News
Yellow leaves on a tree in the fall of the year
Mower Mulching
Everyone loves to have good shade trees in their yard, but once summer is over, most people despise dealing with fallen leaves. There is an option that avoids having to rake leaves altogether: Let your mower do the work.
Representatives of UGA's Soil, Plant and Water Analysis Laboratory will be on hand to answer gardeners' soil questions in downtown Atlanta on Aug. 27 at Love Local: A Soil Festival to Grow Healthier Communities. CAES News
Representatives of UGA's Soil, Plant and Water Analysis Laboratory will be on hand to answer gardeners' soil questions in downtown Atlanta on Aug. 27 at Love Local: A Soil Festival to Grow Healthier Communities.
Soil Festival
Great soil is the foundation of any good backyard vegetable patch or community garden, but it’s hard to know how your soil is shaping up without a soil test.
Perfect composting conditions require the perfect combination — not too much brown matter, not too much green matter, not too cold and not too dry. CAES News
Perfect composting conditions require the perfect combination — not too much brown matter, not too much green matter, not too cold and not too dry.
Composting Tips
Composting organisms are like people — both need water to survive and function at their best. Inadequate water will inhibit the activities of composting organisms, resulting in a slower composting process. If the compost pile is too moist, however, water will displace air and create anaerobic conditions in the pile.
A garden hoe lies in a pile of fresh compost. CAES News
A garden hoe lies in a pile of fresh compost.
Compost Workshops
Food Well Alliance, in collaboration with University of Georgia Cooperative Extension and other organizations, designed the Healthy Soil, Healthy Community Initiative to help Atlanta’s community gardens adopt better composting practices to improve metro Atlanta’s soil.
Earthworms burrow through a compost pile in Butts County, Ga. CAES News
Earthworms burrow through a compost pile in Butts County, Ga.
Compost Waste
Resolve to live more sustainably in 2015 by creating a compost pile or bin to help reduce household waste.
Judy Harrison, UGA Extension food safety specialist, with the project she helped create: "Enhancing the Safety of Locally Grown Produce." CAES News
Judy Harrison, UGA Extension food safety specialist, with the project she helped create: "Enhancing the Safety of Locally Grown Produce."
Food Safety Project

Shoppers expect food from local farmers markets to be healthier and safer than comparable items in the grocery store. A group of Southern university scientists are training farmers and market managers to help make that assumption a reality.

University of Georgia Fulton County Extension Agent Kisha Faulk answers questions from a resident of the Atlanta Mission during a work day at the mission's garden. CAES News
University of Georgia Fulton County Extension Agent Kisha Faulk answers questions from a resident of the Atlanta Mission during a work day at the mission's garden.
Community gardening blog
A new online blog has been created to help connect Georgia community gardeners with resources from University of Georgia Extension and The Center for Urban Agriculture.
Earthworms in a healthy compost bin in middle Georgia. CAES News
Earthworms in a healthy compost bin in middle Georgia.
Compost Critters
Gardeners are likely to see a whole community of living things in their compost piles — from millipedes and roaches to worms and small mammals. While most of this activity is natural and great for compost, some uninvited guests can indicate a problem with the compost pile.
Jim and Barbara Andrews, center with red ribbons, helped to break ground on the Andrews Visitor and Education Center at the Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens at the Historic Bamboo Farm in Savannah on Nov. 24, 2013. 
The center, which was funded with a gift from the Andrews, will serve as center of learning and social activity as the garden undergoes major renovations over the next several years. CAES News
Jim and Barbara Andrews, center with red ribbons, helped to break ground on the Andrews Visitor and Education Center at the Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens at the Historic Bamboo Farm in Savannah on Nov. 24, 2013. 
The center, which was funded with a gift from the Andrews, will serve as center of learning and social activity as the garden undergoes major renovations over the next several years.
Georgia Coastal Botanical Garden
For 100 years, a 50-acre, bamboo-studded tract of U.S. Highway 17 outside of Savannah has been attracting plant enthusiasts, scientists and day-trippers to the southeast corner of Georgia.
Petunias are heat tolerant annuals that require ample moisture and fertility to thrive. Several flower forms and colors are available, including fully double types. The single multiflora varieties are generally best for landscape use. CAES News
Petunias are heat tolerant annuals that require ample moisture and fertility to thrive. Several flower forms and colors are available, including fully double types. The single multiflora varieties are generally best for landscape use.
Soil for Flowers
Annual flowers can benefit greatly from soil amendments. These plants only live for one season, so gardeners have a very short window of time to get them established to produce flowers.