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All the Water We Have

Chris Laskowski7/29/2014  |  Categories: Nature
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All the Water We Have

Imagine waking up one morning and having the first thought pass through your mind be whether or not you have enough water to bath with that day. Imagine if you can, a life where you have to ration out sips of water no matter how swollen your tongue may be from dehydration and thirst. For a third time, Imagine within that same world, having to look at your family and explain to them why there isn’t enough food in the house, or how unprecedented drought has created a shortage of quality food. It’s a bleak future to think about, but a reality we will one day have to face if we don’t start thinking about what we do with our water. A reality that even a coastal region like South Carolina can suffer according to the U.S. Draught Monitor (http://droughtmonitor.unl.edu/Home/StateDroughtMonitor.aspx?SC).


Although Columbia may be unaffected at the moment, some surrounding areas in South Carolina have not been so lucky. Although the effects were mild in nature, they should be enough to cause concern and motivate action in reducing the amount of water we use. If these issues are left to worsen, the CDC lists issues such as disease, lack of quality foods, lack of air quality and economic turmoil could ensue (http://www.cdc.gov/nceh/drought/ ). If your home is your castle, then think of your community as your kingdom. You have the power to protect it through conservation.



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Spring Gardening

Sandra Parkhurst3/8/2013  |  Categories: Nature
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Learn to garden like a master at one of several workshops happening this spring/summer in Columbia, SC.  Sponsored by the South Carolina Midlands Master Gardeners, these workshops are open to the public and free of charge.  Learn about rain gardens, adaptive gardening, shade gardening, container gardening, vegetables, herbs and much more.

Click HERE for their schedule of workshops.

South Carolina's mild climate offers residents a 12 month growing season in Columbia, SC.  From winter root vegetables and greens to summer fruits and vegetables we can eat local & healthy all year long!

A few of our favorites (& best producing) are tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers and herb basil.

We love the Clemson Cooperative Extension website for planning, planting and harvesting your garden.  Check it out.  The website also lists a variety of fruits & vegetables and the recommended times of the year for planting.  A very helpful guide to amateur gardeners.  See what you should be planting when HERE.

What types of veggies are you planting this year?


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