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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.

Michelle Obama does Letterman's Top 10 list

Michelle Obama does Letterman's Top 10 list

WASHINGTON -- Michelle Obama took a turn on David Letterman's "Late Show" on Tuesday to give us a few Top 10 "fun facts" about gardening.

A sampling, according to a CBS preview of the program:

"No. 7: In his lifetime, the average American will eat half a radish," she said, speaking from the White House Map Room.

"No. 6: The largest zucchini ever grown contained a Starbucks."

"No. 5: Later this year the Supreme Court will finally rule on 'tomato' vs. 'tomahto.'"

The network said Mrs. Obama's list was related to her new book, "American Grown: The Story of the White House Kitchen Garden and Gardens Across America."

The first lady last appeared on the Letterman show in March. She has been making the rounds of other talk shows in recent weeks to promote her book.

Mrs. Obama's turn in the spotlight comes as President Barack Obama's campaign seeks to use his wife's popularity to help him get re-elected.

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.