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Jun 04

Gardening 101

Kilgore College Agriculture Department and the Gregg County AgriLife Extension Office will host a gardening class 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 10, at the KC Demonstration Farm in Overton. The farm’s address is 2211 Hwy 135 East, Overton, TX 75684. This class,” Key Tips on Gardening: Turn your Brown Thumb into a Green Thumb!” will cover simple tips for beginning a garden including …

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Jan 06

This Low-Carb Diet Is Good for You and the Planet:Can you resolve to reduce your fossil-fuel consumption by eating fewer animal products?

2014. A new year. The time to make resolutions. It’s when we all join gyms, sign up for dating sites, and start new diets — only to quit them a few weeks later. If you’re into resolutions, I’ve got one for you to consider: In 2014, try a low-carb diet. Not a low–carb(ohydrate) diet, but …

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Jan 05

Master Garderners Learn at Lunch program slated January 8

The Gregg County Master Gardeners, Learn at Lunch program, will be Wednesday, January 8. Bruce Williams, a manager of Smotherman’s nursery, will be the speaker. His topic will be “Fruit Trees – Pruning and Planting”. The program will be held at the Gregg County Extension Auditorium, 405 E. Marshall in Longview, noon to 1:00 pm. …

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Sep 17

Soil testing deadline extended

The deadline for the Gregg/Upshur County Soil Test Drive has been extended to Fri., Sept. 20, 2013 to allow gardeners and forage producers’ ample opportunity to turn in samples of their soil(s) for fertility analysis. The Gregg/Upshur Soil and Water Conservation District has graciously teamed up with the Gregg County A&M AgriLife Extension Service for …

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May 06

Master Gardeners blooming May 8

The Gregg County Master Gardeners, Learn at Lunch program, will be Wednesday, May 8. Lisa Egner, owner and operated of Texas Heritage Gardens, Linden, TX, will be the speaker. For information and directions to the Lisa’s garden, call 903-738-5120 or e-mail: daylilylady12@gmail.com. The program will be held at the Gregg County Extension Auditorium, 405 E. …

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Apr 30

Lone Star State: Courage, grace in West Texas

Last week, the small town of West, Texas suffered a terrible tragedy when an explosion at a fertilizer storage facility ripped through the community. Approximately 200 people were wounded, and at least 14 lost their lives. Among these are many of the volunteer first responders who bravely sacrificed their own lives in order to protect …

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Jan 24

Early Childhood students help “Keep Tyler Beautiful”

Preschoolers rolled up their sleeves and helped plant daffodil bulbs at the St. Louis Early Childhood Center Thursday morning. The school started its gardening project last year when it partnered with Keep Tyler Beautiful. “Today students got the opportunity to learn outside the classroom,” Head Start Director Gloria Bell said. “The children worked on their …

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Jun 07

Blossom-end rot of tomatoes

It is that time of year when many gardeners are beginning to harvest great tasting vegetables.   It can also be a stressful time because of the many insect and disease problems that we may have to deal with.  It is very frustrating when we reach for that tomato that we have been watching develop and …

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