Free Gardening Make and Take

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Peachtree City Library’s summer reading program for adults, Groundbreaking READS, is presenting a free “make and take” gardening project at the Peachtree City Community Garden on Wednesday, July 17, at 10 a.m.   Volunteers from the library and Peachtree City Garden Club will show you how to turn an empty plastic water bottle into a self-watering planter. Attendees are […]

One Book, Many Seeds

The Seed Underground

If you read only one book this summer, join the rest of Peachtree City and read The Seed Underground: A Growing Revolution to Save Food by Janisse Ray (Chelsea Green, 2012). The book won’t be available for purchase until June 29, but Omega Books in Peachtree City is taking pre-orders now. The Seed Underground is the […]

Morgan Grove Nature Area Opens

Ribbon cutting with Jerry Peterson, Southern Conservation Trust Board Chair cutting the ribbon while Fayette County Commissioner, Robert Horgan, Peachtree City Mayor Don Haddix and Trust Executive Director, Pam Young assist. Sharing in the opening are Trust board members, donor Tom Chandler, Scouts, volunteers and Fayette Chamber members.

Southern Conservation Trust officially opened its fourth public nature preserve, Morgan Grove Nature Area, to the public last week. Numerous community leaders and the Fayette Chamber of Commerce were on hand to celebrate the ribbon cutting for the nature area’s grand opening. Boy Scouts presented the American Flag and led the Pledge of Allegiance.  The […]

Natural Solutions for Spring Pests

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Warmer weather in Georgia brings the blooms we love, but it also brings back the bugs we hate. No matter how clean your home, no one is immune to household insect pests. And while you might consider hiring a professional exterminator to treat your home, there are natural, non-toxic ways to keep pests at bay […]

22 Frugal Ways to Go Green


Attention Earthlings: It’s time once again for that annual celebration of all things green. Earth Day is nearly upon us and, while many people offer advice on being kind to Mother Earth, too many of these tips don’t quite coincide with frugal lifestyles. In an effort to dovetail these two purposes, we offer 22 budget-friendly […]

Protect Yards and Gardens Naturally


Protect Yards and Gardens Naturally with Insect Repelling Herbs from The Growers Exchange As one of the warmest winters on record eases out and we’ve jumped head first into spring, the flora and fauna are appearing much earlier than usual. This means that many pesky insects like ticks, mosquitoes, ants and termites are waking up […]

Tips to make a toddler’s room sustainable


Whether you’ve been taking steps toward green living or you’re a newbie and want to jump start your efforts and reduce your carbon footprint on earth, one area of opportunity is your toddler’s room. Two interior design instructors from The Art Institutes share how to make your toddler’s room sustainable. “Sustainability is a popular subject, […]

This New Year, Resolve to Eat Smarter


Chances are, you’re probably one of the millions of Americans whose list of New Year’s resolutions include “Lose weight” or “Eat healthier.” How about “Eat smarter”? If you’re interested in a diet that is not only one of the most renowned and time-tested approaches to being healthier and losing weight, but is also instrumental for […]