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Green thumbs wanted: Community garden beds available in south Fulton County

Green thumbs wanted: Community garden beds available in south Fulton County

COLLEGE PARK, Ga. -- Fulton County Cooperative Extension and the South Fulton Master Gardeners are seeking residents to plant vegetables and flowers in the South Fulton Community Garden

A total of 16 beds are available. The deadline to register for a garden bed is May 8, 2013. A $25 fee is required for gardeners to take advantage of this unique opportunity.  The garden is located behind the South Fulton Government Center, 5600 Stonewall Tell Road, College Park.

Fulton County Cooperative Extension Agents, along with South Fulton Master Gardeners, will assist residents with preparing their garden beds and will provide technical advice to help them grow a successful garden.

Fulton County Cooperative Extension offers training for planting vegetable garden

Fulton County Cooperative Extension offers training for planting vegetable garden

Get ready to play in the dirt again! Fulton County Cooperative Extension will teach a “Vegetable Garden Made Easy” class to assist residents with their spring gardening. The free class is offered to county residents wanting to plant their own vegetable gardens. The class will be held Tuesday, April 16, 2013, at 5:30 p.m. at the Fairburn Branch Library located at 60 Valley View Drive in Fairburn, GA 30213.

Join us to learn the fundamentals of planting a vegetable garden that yields beautiful crops.  You will be taught the newest techniques for planning a garden, preparing the soil and much more to produce delicious, fresh vegetables at harvest time.

Class size is limited so please call 770-306-3138 or 404-762-4077 to reserve your space.

Fulton County Cooperative Extension offers assistance to homeowners concerned about radon

Fulton County Cooperative Extension offers assistance to homeowners concerned about radon

ATLANTA -- According to the University of Georgia College of Family & Consumer Sciences, although radon is present throughout the environment, when high levels of radon enter a home or building, people are exposed to more of its radiation and their risk of cancer increases. Such a situation can easily be discovered and corrected.  Fulton County Cooperative Extension offers assistance to concerned homeowners to identify potential harm from the dangerous radioactive gas.

“Radon is colorless, odorless and tasteless,” states Menia Chester, Director of Fulton County Cooperative Extension. “A radon test is the only way to find out how much radon is in your home.”

Fulton County to Host Information Workshop for Future Homeowners

Fulton County to Host Information Workshop for Future Homeowners

Fulton County residents with dreams of owning a home are invited to attend a “Do You Dream of Owning Your Own Home?” information session on Tuesday, June 26, 2012.  Future homebuyers can learn more about all eligibility requirements of the Home Ownership Program (HOP) and the Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP).  The workshop hosted by the Department of Housing and Human Services Office of Housing and Community Development will be held from 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at the South Fulton Service Center.  The Service Center is located at 5600 Stonewall Tell Road in College Park, Georgia 30349.

SHOcase Home Show & Expo for prospective homebuyers in Fulton County

SHOcase Home Show & Expo for prospective homebuyers in Fulton County

ATLANTA --  The SHOcase is a Special Homeownership Opportunity (SHO) event designed to introduce vendors, resources, and valuable information to qualified homebuyers interested in becoming homeowners. The SHOcase will primarily feature Fulton County Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) homes that are move-in ready and include new home fixtures, appliances, flooring, carpeting, and other desired amenities.  These homes have been fully rehabbed as a result of funding received from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).  In addition, HUD-owned properties and newly constructed homes will be included in the event.  

 

Wheat Street Gardens holds Spring Gardening Class on Saturday

Wheat Street Gardens holds Spring Gardening Class on Saturday

Fulton County Cooperative Extension Extols Benefits of Gardening

Fulton County Cooperative Extension Extols Benefits of Gardening

Free gardening classes offered in March

Every year, Fulton County Cooperative Extension extols the benefits of gardening to residents wanting to plant a garden or start a compost pile.  Aside from improving our environment and providing a fresh source of flowers, fruit and vegetables, many overlook the other benefits that gardening provides.

GARDENING IS A GOOD WORKOUT

The physical benefits of gardening are often discounted because people don’t think of it as “real” exercise. But, gardening offers the same benefits as other forms of exercise. A person can burn as many calories in 45 minutes of gardening as they can in 30 minutes of aerobics. Depending on the task they are doing, they use many different muscle groups and increase flexibility and strength.

 

GARDENING IS AN EXCELLENT STRESS REDUCER