10 Steps to Organizing a Community Garden

The following steps are adapted from the American Community Garden Association’s guidelines for starting a successful community garden in your neighborhood. 1. Organize a Meeting Of Interested People Determine whether a garden is really needed and wanted, what kind it should be (vegetable, flower, both, organic?), whom it will involve […]

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7 Green Living Tips You Can Apply At Home

People are drawn to a green-living lifestyle for several reasons, whether it’s sound environmental practices, cost-savings initiatives, or the opportunity to instill positive values in the younger generation. Fortunately, green living satisfies all of these areas simultaneously, and it offers other benefits, too. Because of the amount of time we […]

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Cool Off with Low-impact Summertime Activities

With the abnormally cool weather we’ve seen in Arkansas this year, now’s the time to get out and enjoy all the state has to offer with low-impact water activities! Arkansas is home to some of the most beautiful rivers, lakes and waterways–here are a few ways to enjoy them while […]

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How to Improve Your Community Garden with a Tiller

 Image courtesy of www.Lowes.com Garden Tillers are essential for large areas in need of a makeover such as community gardens. These powerful machines can cut through fresh soil and loosen it into a brand new garden bed. When creating a new green space or overhauling a bleak pocket garden, the […]

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Keep Arkansas Beautiful Commission’s tiller grant program closing soon

Community groups, beautification committees encouraged to apply LITTLE ROCK (July 25, 2017) – Only one week remains for community gardening groups to apply for the Keep Arkansas Beautiful Troy-Bilt Colt FT Garden Tiller grant. The grant will be awarded to an organization that is currently managing any type of community […]

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How to Have Litter-Free Summer Fun

Whether it’s a holiday celebration, an outing with friends or a family reunion, chances are you’ll enjoy more than one picnic this summer. Arkansas, known across the country for its natural beauty, is the perfect place for picnicking. There are places to stop and enjoy nature all over the state. […]

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Bald Eagle Watch Month: How litter can endanger birds

Image courtesy of www.wallup.net There is nothing quite like catching a glimpse of a bald eagle soaring over the trees. Unfortunately, habitat destruction and degradation, illegal shooting, litter and contamination of its food source all led to the decline in population of our national symbol roughly 40 years ago. The […]

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