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Bethany Harris' UGA degrees exposed her to working with pollinators and butterflies, so her job as assistant director of education at Callaway Gardens is a perfect fit. “In addition to the butterfly center, we have an outdoor butterfly garden and my research at UGA centered around native pollinators and butterflies," she said. CAES News
Bethany Harris' UGA degrees exposed her to working with pollinators and butterflies, so her job as assistant director of education at Callaway Gardens is a perfect fit. “In addition to the butterfly center, we have an outdoor butterfly garden and my research at UGA centered around native pollinators and butterflies," she said.
Triple Dawg Bethany Harris lands job at Callaway Gardens
Bethany Harris has found the perfect job using her entomology and horticulture education from the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. As assistant director of education at Callaway Gardens, Harris truly works out in the field, overseeing the butterfly center and educational gardens, managing over 200 volunteers, and teaching workshops for the public.
Sweet potatoes are an easy-to-grow addition to Georgia gardens and they now come in more varieties than the standards like ‘Beauregard’ and ‘Georgia Jet’. ‘Bonita’, which has a light tan skin and white flesh, produces high yields of medium to large roots. ‘Murasaki’ is a purple-skinned, white-flesh variety that has a distinctive nutty flavor. “Burgundy’ has a burgundy-colored skin and deep orange flesh similar to ‘Beauregard’. CAES News
Sweet potatoes are an easy-to-grow addition to Georgia gardens and they now come in more varieties than the standards like ‘Beauregard’ and ‘Georgia Jet’. ‘Bonita’, which has a light tan skin and white flesh, produces high yields of medium to large roots. ‘Murasaki’ is a purple-skinned, white-flesh variety that has a distinctive nutty flavor. “Burgundy’ has a burgundy-colored skin and deep orange flesh similar to ‘Beauregard’.
Sweet potatoes are more than just a side dish
Sweet potatoes are a traditional part of Southern holiday celebrations. A member of the morning glory family of plants, sweet potatoes are believed to have originated in Central or South America at least 5,000 years ago. Christopher Columbus brought them back to Europe on his fourth and final voyage.
Members of UGA's Tau chapter of Pi Alpha Xi Horticultural Honor Society will host their annual poinsettia sale on Dec. 7 from 8 am. to 4 p.m. at Greenhouse 13 at the UGA Riverbend Greenhouse at 111 Riverbend Road. CAES News
Members of UGA's Tau chapter of Pi Alpha Xi Horticultural Honor Society will host their annual poinsettia sale on Dec. 7 from 8 am. to 4 p.m. at Greenhouse 13 at the UGA Riverbend Greenhouse at 111 Riverbend Road.
UGA horticulture students offering locally grown Christmas cheer Dec. 7
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at UGA’s Riverbend Greenhouse Complex.
Adding mulch to landscape beds can be an effective way to control small weed infestations or in areas where herbicides cannot be used, UGA Extension experts say. CAES News
Adding mulch to landscape beds can be an effective way to control small weed infestations or in areas where herbicides cannot be used, UGA Extension experts say.
It's time to add mulch, divide overcrowded flowers, plant new trees
Now is the time to add a blanket of mulch to perennial flowers and shrubs and divide overcrowded perennial flowers or move them to a new location, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension expert says.
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Giving a gift that grows: Tips for picking the right plant to gift
There are plenty of options for the perfect gift when giving a plant and University of Georgia Cooperative Extension has plenty of tips to make sure your gift is the right one. Whether it be a college student or a hard-to-buy-for friend, a house plant may be the perfect answer to any gift-buying predicament.
When the University of Georgia and Georgia Tech interact, especially around Thanksgiving, they’re typically colliding on the football field for another historic round of clean, old-fashioned hate. But what you see on the gridiron is 180 degrees from the relationship the two schools share in Georgia farm fields where they work in harmony — and often full-fledged partnership — to improve the productivity and profitability of various sectors of Georgia agriculture. CAES News
When the University of Georgia and Georgia Tech interact, especially around Thanksgiving, they’re typically colliding on the football field for another historic round of clean, old-fashioned hate. But what you see on the gridiron is 180 degrees from the relationship the two schools share in Georgia farm fields where they work in harmony — and often full-fledged partnership — to improve the productivity and profitability of various sectors of Georgia agriculture.
Football rivals UGA, Georgia Tech work together to advance agriculture
When the University of Georgia and the Georgia Institute of Technology interact, especially around Thanksgiving, they’re typically colliding on the football field for another historic round of clean, old-fashioned hate. But what you see on the gridiron is 180 degrees from the relationship the two schools share in Georgia farm fields where they work in harmony — and often full-fledged partnership — to improve the productivity and profitability of various sectors of Georgia agriculture.