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Planting by the Signs: A Considered Gardening Practice as Old as the Hills

Planting by the Signs: A Considered Gardening Practice as Old as the Hills

Have you ever heard of the old Appalachian tradition of "planting by the signs"? This ancient method of garden planning relies on moon phases and the...

OldFashioned Skills Can Help Children Thrive In Uncertain Times

Old-Fashioned Skills Can Help Children Thrive In Uncertain Times

The last few years have been hard on children and families. However, uncertain times (and summer break) provide parents a unique opportunity to teach...

Frozen Like A Deer In The Headlights: New Technology Could Reduce Deer Collisions By 90

Frozen Like A Deer In The Headlights: New Technology Could Reduce Deer Collisions By 90%

If you drive on country roads, chances are you've either hit or nearly collided with a deer frozen in the headlights. Deer collisions are common and...

Camping in Bear Country

Camping in Bear Country

Camping brings you up close and personal with nature, whether you car camp or venture far into the backwoods. But when camping in bear country, it's...

Land and Ladies: Women Helping Women Manage Land and Timber

Land and Ladies: Women Helping Women Manage Land and Timber

Are you interested in investing in timberland but don't know where to start? We interviewed certified Forester and educator, Danielle Atkins of Land...

Apps for Tree Identification (and they're all free!)

Apps for Tree Identification (and they're all free!)

Tree identification apps are a helpful and handy tool for land owners, nature lovers and anyone interested in learning more about forests and...

How Country Living Can Boost Brain Health in Adults, Children and Seniors

How Country Living Can Boost Brain Health in Adults, Children and Seniors

Have recent events got you feeling in need of a brain boost? Research shows that living in the country can have numerous direct and indirect benefits...

Keep Your firewood close to home

Keep Your firewood close to home

Cooler temperatures beckon for cozy nights spent around a campfire, bonfire, or relaxing in front of your fireplace. But do you really know where...

How To Farm In The WoodsAn Introduction to NonTimber Forest Products (NTFPs)

How To Farm In The Woods—An Introduction to Non-Timber Forest Products (NTFPs)

Wooded properties aren't just for growing timber! To learn more about agroforestry, we talked to Professor and Forest Management Extension...

Experiences in Country CrossTraining

Experiences in Country Cross-Training

Need some humorous inspiration to fuel your New Year's fitness resolutions? Jim Mize shares his first-hand experiences in woodland country...