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Consumers can find items like strawberries, asparagus and beets at markets, stands and grocers among South and Mid-Atlantic States.

In addition to asparagus, growers have squash, carrots, cucumbers and much more.

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National Garden Bureau seeks therapeutic gardens

Summer veggies on the plate

Fluffy turnips offer light dish

Fresh turnips from the garden can turn into more than a traditional dish with a little imagination.

Try creating a soufflé with turnips and onions whipped with some fluffy egg whites.

Rare tulips sought in the wild



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By Bobbie Whitehead

Posted June 1, 2016

The National Garden Bureau is accepting applications through July 31 for its Therapeutic Garden Grants.

For communities interested, NGB's Therapeutic Garden Program supports gardens that "promote the health and healing powers of human interaction with plants," the organization writes in a news release.

In its third year, the NGB therapeutic garden program supports rehabilitating people in “difficult situations," said Heather Kibble, National Garden Bureau president.

The National Garden Bureau has awarded thousands of dollars over the past three years to therapeutic gardens  (Photo: National Garden). Bureau). Turnip soufflé
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UGA researchers find walnuts and salmon aid diet
Thursday, June 2, 2016 09:46 p.m.
A University of Georgia study has found good news about eating diets high in polyunsaturated fats such as salmon and walnuts.
Conference to address challenges of growing hops in Southeast
‎Wednesday, ‎Jan. 20, ‎2016, ‏‎10:46:09 AM
Specialists in the Southeast region will meet in March to discuss the challenges facing growers who try to grow and use local ingredients for hops.
CALS News Center/N.C. State
Bugs can adapt to the winter too
‎Friday, ‎Jan. 15, ‎2016, 09:53:15 AM
Even if you’ve found a way to adapt to the cold, North Carolina Extension specialists say so have bugs, and here’s how to be aware of them come spring..
N.C. Cooperative Extension/Lenoir County
2015 stands out as challenging year for Georgia farmers
‎Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2016, ‏‎9:24:07 AM
Officials have noted that December 2015 will stand out as a month for the record books with its unusually warm temperatures and wet weather. For some farmers, this weather has posed challenges, and they're welcoming the cold.
Georgia FACES