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The Gulf of Mexico Dead Zone

In a previous blog post, I discussed some of the negative results of monocultures. You can read that, here. In this reading, I wanted to further expand on a specific issue I had only briefly mentioned previously. Monocultures bring issues to their local environment, but those don’t stop at the farm. This Water Quality Month, I wanted to bring awareness to The Dead Zone, one of the most...

All About Monocultures

When you look in the American pantry, what do you see? Your eyes probably wander to the most colorful cereal box first, or maybe to that tempting bag of chips. Expand your view to your general kitchen, and look around you. Chances are, no matter how diverse the items in your kitchen are, there’s a good chance that many of the items have corn in them, in some fashion. Whether it’s you...

Plastic Free July

July is the month to reflect on our independence, reflecting back to the year 1776, when the thirteen colonies claimed their independence from England. Ever since then, America has celebrated the 4th of July as our Independence Day. While we spend this month reflecting on this independence, we must remember that we chose this independence for ourselves, no matter the trials and tribulati...

National Pollinator Week

This week is National Pollinator Week, a week where we celebrate and acknowledge the efforts of our pollinators. National Pollinator Week was originally designated by the US Senate 13 years ago in 2007. This is now an internationally recognized week of celebration for our pollinators. So wasp all the buzz about our pollinators? Our pollinators are facing an extreme threat of dying out...

Gardening Tips from Our #VirtualGardenTour

Our annual Garden Tour, normally scheduled in mid-May, is Keep Smyrna Beautiful’s signature event is a self-guided tour highlights five gardens within the city. This year we had to rethink our approach to our garden tour since we were unable to have an in-person event so our #virutalgardentour was born! We asked gardeners in Smyrna to send us photos of their gardens to share with ou...

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