How to help your backyard birds

How to help your backyard birds

Americans in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico suffered through devastating hurricanes this year, and they weren’t alone in their desolation —...

December 7th, 2017 |  


Preventing desperate deer damage

Preventing desperate deer damage

Deer can cause major damage to yards in any season, but in winter they can be downright deadly to some of the most expensive backyard landscape plants...

November 30th, 2017 |  


Some really tall collard greens

Some really tall collard greens

UNION — A Union woman who has been growing collard greens for years says she’s amazed that some of the collard greens she’s growing ...

October 18th, 2017 |  


Third graders to grow cabbages

Third graders to grow cabbages

Vegetable gardening teaches kids where food comes from, healthy eating and gets them outdoors, engaging with nature.A great way to get kids started in...

October 16th, 2017 |  


Better than medicine and surgery

Better than medicine and surgery

UNION — Terri Edwards wants to know what’s on your plate. It’s personal to her as the plant-based food researcher and educator has s...

October 1st, 2017 |  


Sinclair and Blackmon are back

Sinclair and Blackmon are back

UNION — On Saturday, Sept. 16, Union natives and garden enthusiasts, Tommy Sinclair and Buddy Blackmon will return to the Piedmont Physic Garden...

September 10th, 2017 |  


7 reasons why millennials garden

7 reasons why millennials garden

The stereotype: Millennials spend more time interacting with the digital world than the natural world around them. The reality: Five million of the 6 ...

August 3rd, 2017 |  


Nature is math in living color

Nature is math in living color

UNION — Math and nature, as different as they may seem, walk hand in hand with each other. Math is the bare bones theory, and nature is that the...

August 3rd, 2017 |  


Ain’t nothing like the real thing…

Ain’t nothing like the real thing…

UNION — Ah, summer in the South — hot days, cold drinks and citronella candles, spread across porches in futile attempts to fend off the t...

July 16th, 2017 |  


PPG to host first Open House

PPG to host first Open House

UNION — Since 2014, the Piedmont Physic Garden (PPG), located a block off Main Street, has been open to visitors by appointment only. For the fi...

July 16th, 2017 |