Around the Wiregrass | Local News

The Wiregrass Association of Master Gardeners will be holding a fall plant sale from Friday October 1 to Monday October 4. Hours will be 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday. The sale will be located in the Dothan Area Botanic Gardens, 5130 Headland Ave. in Dothan. Free entry. …

Earthwise launches pilot program in new educational garden

This year, Earthwise Society has been hard at work building the Garden Buddies Teaching Garden, an accessible garden designed for senior gardeners and others struggling with mobility. The vision of the Teaching Garden is to create a place of hands-on learning opportunities for people of all ages, with activities that will connect different generations and encourage leadership, discovery and understanding. …

Can you break the lease if your apartment is at risk of flooding?

Q: I live in a Park Slope Garden Apartment with permanent drainage issues. During hurricanes Henri and Ida, I threw water away from the door that leads to my room. I bought a raised drain guard and a sump pump that plugs into a garden hose, but the pump couldn’t keep up. Since I was at home, the damage was …

Valley Bounty: One-Woman Farm “Thrives”

Flourish Farm, a one-man business owned by Linda Fuchs, is a small farm with an oversized impact. Fuchs grows specialty crops on “half an acre of sunshine” in Brimfield, while working hard to maintain access and knowledge about healthy foods. Like many local farmers, Fuchs’ ties to agriculture run deep. “My grandfather immigrated from Lithuania and settled on what became …

A road trip in Canada | Culture & Leisure

It wasn’t until after an 11-hour drive, when our little Subaru finally passed the Canadian Border Patrol post, that I allowed myself to believe that this trip was actually taking place. Travel during a pandemic is unpredictable: any trip can derail for any reason, at any time. And the driving seemed to make it even more so. At least when …

Green thumbs wanted! | News, Sports, Jobs

PHOTO BY DEBRA BURROWS Master gardeners and apprentices attending a hands-on pruning workshop at the Clinton County Fairgrounds in March 2021. It is at this time of year that Penn State Extension accepts applications from those who wish to take training to become master gardeners. We are looking for people interested in increasing their gardening knowledge and volunteering to share …

Summer Record at the National Museum of Wildlife Art – Buckrail

JACKSON, Wyo. – As summer 2021 draws to a close, the National Museum of Wildlife Art reflects on a successful summer, with increased attendance, powerful exhibits and returning in-person events. “We were delighted to see a 246% increase in visitor traffic this summer compared to last year, and a 23% increase compared to 2019! says Steve Seamons, director of the …

Launch of the Urban Agriculture Forum – Yale Architecture

The United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) and the Yale Center for Ecosystems + Architecture (Yale CEA) today launched an open digital forum aimed at accelerating urban agriculture in cities and delivering huge benefits in all areas, from food security to climate change. “Beyond urban agriculture”, Launched at the United Nations Food Systems Summit, participates in a discussion between practitioners of …