Dan Gill looks back on 30 years of writing about garden trends and tips

Thirty years ago, in the third week of June 1992, I began writing for the Times-Pickuun Garden. It was an experiment at first. The organizers wanted to see how they liked it. As the months went by, I realized that I was doing the right thing because they did not ask me to stop. And, … Read more

Dan Gill looks back on 30 years of writing about garden trends and tips

Thirty years ago, in the third week of June 1992, I began writing for the Times-Pickuun Garden. It was an experiment at first. The organizers wanted to see how they liked it. As the months went by, I realized that I was doing the right thing because they did not ask me to stop. And, … Read more

College offers summer camp for middle school students

Jason Kun Staff Writer Western Piedmont Community College, in partnership with Apalchian State University, is offering a new summer opportunity for Burke County Middle School students. Supported by the GEAR-UP Grants, the WPCC conducts an environmental awareness program for sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students June 20 through 24. The day camp is held on … Read more

The United States will record strengths and opportunities for improvement during the Carthage tour with Bloom’s advisers

Carthage, mo. – Two professional volunteer consultants from the United States visited Carthage this week to see the beauty of the city in Vision Carthage. Counselors Cheryl Corson and Tim France received arms from members of the community and Vision Carthage on Monday and Tuesday, the mission of which is to promote and revitalize Carthage … Read more

Whitley Extension Office, which provides a walking group

Whitley County – University of Kentucky Whitley County Cooperative Extension is paired with those who want to walk. Led by Horticultural Agent Ben Prewit and Extension Fine Arts agent Courtney Moses, it is a great opportunity to get out and explore the environment. Moses said he had done these walking groups before. I was hired … Read more

Kansas FFA Announces VIP Quote Award Recognition

Longtime Kansas FFA supporters were recognized at the 94th Kansas FFA Convention on June 2 at the Kansas State University campus. The winners of the Kansas FFA VIP Quote Award were Eric Atkinson, Kurt Dilon and David Nichols on the left. (Photo courtesy of Kansas FFA.) The winners are David Nichols, Manhattan, professor and coordinator … Read more

University of Minnesota Landscape Average Director announces retirement

Peter Moe, director of landscape architecture at the University of Minnesota, will retire next summer. Photo by Todd Mulville After nearly 50 years at the University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, director Peter Mo has announced that he will retire next summer. A search is underway to fill the vacancy. According to the press release, Moi … Read more

Four Wallace State agricultural students receive scholarships

Four students from the Wallace State Community College of Agriculture / Horticulture Production Program are trained entrepreneurs – 3M Transformation Scholarship, 3M National Scholarship and National Certification Centers Coalition (NC3). Walsh State students are eligible to receive a scholarship Daniel Campus – Kulman Jordan Mills – Anniston Bishop of Analisa – Vestavia Hills Lauren Seymour … Read more

Gardener to share garden art, tips

A local gardener has been sharing the art of gardening for decades in a free-for-all approach. Burke County Historical Museum Donna Tessley welcomes Consumer Vegetarian Representative with the North Carolina Cooperative Expansion – Burke County Center, which hosts a program called “Garden Fables, Facts, Fiction, or Grandma” on Thursday, June 23 at 10 a.m. in … Read more

Dan Gill works in the summer heat and do not do gardening

Even gardeners will tell you that it is difficult to get out in the summer. When you walk outside in the middle of the day, the heat and humidity are unbearable. I think one of the best ways to enjoy your garden in the summer is to sit in your favorite light chair, look out … Read more