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Free Gardening Make and Take

July 12, 2013 by Jill Prouty  
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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 [...]

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7 Ways to Honor Earth Day

April 22, 2013 by Fayette Woman  
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Earth Day is a reminder to honor our planet, to treat it with love, respect and kindness. Author and positive living speaker Diane Lang does a lot of talking about being kind to others, but this day is dedicated to taking care of our environment. Make a difference on this important day and help make [...]

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Fayette County Earth Day Festival Events

April 16, 2013 by Fayette Woman  
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Fayette County Earth Day Festival is celebrating its 6th year of fun and educational activities for the entire family centered on the common good of our environment. Citizens can participate in educational presentations and exhibits, the Green Market with eco-friendly products and services, student contests, live entertainment, food, games and crafts for children of all [...]

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Hot Plants for the Spring Garden

April 11, 2013 by Bonnie Helander  
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Each spring, gardeners flock to local nurseries to learn what new plants are available to add color, texture, fragrance and the “wow” factor to their landscapes. To get advice on some of the must-have plants to look for this year, I talked to some local experts who are just as excited as the gardeners about [...]

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Backyard Chickens in PTC?

April 9, 2013 by Bonnie Helander  
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Campaign Underway to Bring Backyard Chickens to Peachtree City It was really just a fluke that got Peachtree City resident Julee Smilley keeping chickens: a friend was moving and could not find a place for her four pullets (young hens). Julee offered to find them a new home, but she soon became charmed by the [...]

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Tips on Debris Removal

February 20, 2013 by Fayette Woman  
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Disposal of debris can be a major concern. No matter what state you live in, the type of debris you will encounter will be much the same: damaged buildings, downed trees, building materials, and household and other types of hazardous waste. What varies is the way in which each state disposes of the debris. Some [...]

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Open House for Southern Conservation Trust Jan. 27

January 27, 2013 by Fayette Woman  
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Southern Conservation Trust is celebrating 20 years of providing land protection in your community. This includes both conservation of our natural resources, wildlife and their habitats, in addition to providing public nature areas for your enjoyment and recreation in the Southern Crescent of Metro Atlanta. Please join us to celebrate land protection project past, present [...]

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One Book, Many Seeds

June 24, 2012 by Jill Prouty  
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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 [...]

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Morgan Grove Nature Area Opens

May 9, 2012 by Fayette Woman  
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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 [...]

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Natural Solutions for Spring Pests

April 24, 2012 by Jill Prouty  
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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 [...]

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22 Frugal Ways to Go Green

April 19, 2012 by Fayette Woman  
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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 [...]

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Protect Yards and Gardens Naturally

April 6, 2012 by Fayette Woman  
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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 [...]

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