Wednesday, May 22, 2013
The council will get to work in September.
Officials with the Cobb County Cooperative Extension Service and the Master Gardener Volunteers of Cobb County want to hear from community garden coordinators across the county. That's because a Cobb Community Garden Council is taking shape. The council will not get to work until September, but organizers are getting the word out now to gauge the level of interest in the group. From Smith-Gilbert Gardens in Kennesaw to CrossRoads Community Garden in East Cobb, the purpose of the council is to bring coordinators together to share ideas and information. Interested garden coordinators should email council chair Debbie Abernathy at firstname.lastname@example.org with their names, garden names, locations and email addresses.
Monday, May 20, 2013
Steve O'Shea of 3 Porch Farm reveals his secret formula for sweet strawberries.
3 Porch Farm has great vegetables and fruits—especially strawberries. We asked Steve O'Shea how to grow exceptional strawberries, as he does.
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Share your best tips and tricks for living the green life.
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Sunday, May 5
We're looking for all the great ways natives are working to preserve and protect the Earth. From composting to creative recycling, we want to hear what you do to minimize your carbon footprint, reduce waste, and just live a greener lifestyle. Please tell us in the comments below or upload a picture!
Saturday, May 4, 2013
Get out and explore your town with these fun activities.
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Saturday, May 4
If you're bored with your usual routine at the gym, here are some tips to turn the outdoors into your gym by hiking and biking. 1.You’ll Have More Fun Getting Fit Outdoors. Arlen Hall is a tours director at the Adventure Cycling Association in Missoula, MT. He says “cycling is a great way to get into shape because it can be used as aerobic exercise for a hard workout or a toning tool.” Hall says, “I keep coming back to cycling because of the recreation, scenery and friendships that I have formed over decades. I love the friction of my tires on the roadway, the challenge of the next hill regardless of grade, and the beauty that surrounds me as I exercise. The gym or spin class really just feels like work, not fun.” 2. Beginners: Start Slow …
Thursday, May 2, 2013
The Kennesaw Farmers Market will open for business this year on Tuesday, May 7 at Adams Park Soccer Field Parking Lot.
The Kennesaw Farmers Market will open for business this year on Tuesday, May 7 at 2753 Watts Drive (Adams Park Soccer Field Parking Lot). The market will be in operation every Tuesday through the end of October from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., rain or shine. Sponsored by the Kennesaw Downtown Development Authority (KDDA), the Farmers Market features a variety of vegetables, fruits, and herbs grown by local farmers, as well as fresh baked breads, cakes and cookies, landscape plants and flowers, craft items, and other assorted goods. What do you think of the Kennesaw Farmers Market? Are you planning on attending the opening event? What do you look for at the Farmers Market? Tell us in the comments! For more information on the Farmers Market or to …
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Want your grass to be greener? Here are some tips from the professionals and a list of local resources to help your lawn grow without harmful chemicals.
If you want to have a lawn that is easier to take care of, safe to play on and beautiful to look at, then follow these tips from the pros this spring. Ditch The Chemicals Since 1994 Paul Tukey, author of The Organic Lawn Care Manual and founder of SafeLawns, has helped homeowners get beautiful lawns without harmful chemicals. Tukey became a leader in the natural lawn care industry after becoming sick himself from excessive exposure to pesticides. Tukey says in addition to keeping pets and children safer, “organic lawn care also conserves resources, saves money and ultimately saves time.” Start with the Soil Your first step to a beautiful lawn is a soil test, says Tukey. “Get a soil test and check the most important three factors: Organic …
Saturday, April 27, 2013
Keep Kennesaw Beautiful will host a community Electronics/Metal Recycling and Document Shredding Event.
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Saturday, April 27
Keep Kennesaw Beautiful will host a community Electronics/Metal Recycling and Document Shredding Event on Saturday, April 27 from 9 am - 2 pm at the Public Works facility on 3080 Moon Station Road. The event is free and open to all. "This is a great opportunity for some spring cleaning," said Miranda Jones, Keep Kennesaw Beautiful Executive Director. "Along with old electronics, we can now accept metal items made out of steel, aluminum, brass, lead and copper." Items accepted include computer equipment, telephones, cameras, VCRs, microwaves, stereos, and copiers/printers. There should be no concern about data retrieval from computers or phones since everything collected goes to the crusher to be completely demolished. The metal recycler …
Sunday, April 21, 2013
The University was among seven Georgia colleges and universities recently named to “The Princeton Review’s Guide to 322 Green Colleges."
Friday, April 19, 2013
Regus is opening its doors for free today to encourage businesses and workers to go green, cut commutes and work closer to home.
Saturday, March 16, 2013
Share your best tips and tricks for living the green life here in Kennesaw.
We're looking for all the great ways Kennesaw natives are working to preserve and protect the Earth. From composting to creative recycling, we want to hear what you do to minimize your carbon footprint, reduce waste, and just live a greener lifestyle. Please tell us in the comments below or upload a picture!