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Summer in Georgia & peaches for weeks: What to do with those sweet GA peaches

Summer in Georgia & peaches for weeks: What to do with those sweet GA peaches

Atlanta, GA --  The blog Running With Tweezers has a great article including a variety of great recipes for this year's peaches.  If you have had one of this year's peaches you know they are just delicious!!!  Whether you want to make ice cream, a cake or a cobbler, @RunningWithTweezers.com has the perfect recipe for you.

Around here, we’re really fortunate to have summers full of local peaches. Growing up, they were one of my dad’s favorite foods and they made appearances at our house fairly regularly. Sliced on pound cake or angel food cake, on top of cottage cheese the old school way. In the colder months, he’d even eat canned peaches straight up with a spoon. While I’m not a proponent of the tinned variety, I’m a huge fan of the fresh ones grown here in the South.

Donate Your Extra Harvest

Donate Your Extra Harvest

ACFB's Community Gardens project is asking backyard and community gardeners to participate in the national Plant a Row for the Hungry campaign by simply donating any extra harvest from your garden for families and individuals in need.  See the list of drop-off sites and find the one closest to you.

Bring on the birds with Pike Nurseries

Bring on the birds with Pike Nurseries

DULUTH, Ga. -- Feeling caged in with a boring landscape?

Break free with expert advice from Pike Nurseries.

On Saturday, June 4, fledgling birdwatchers and experienced gardeners alike are invited to flock to any Metro Atlanta Pike Nurseries location for a free class on attracting birds to yards.

From 10 a.m.

WEEKEND EVENTS: Hawks Basketball and Urban Gardening

WEEKEND EVENTS: Hawks Basketball and Urban Gardening

ATLANTA – There are tons of fun events going on this weekend, in your area. We’ve listed a few of them for you to check out with your family and friends.

Wind down at Fernbank’s Martinis and IMAX event on Friday, April 22. This weekly event usually draws a healthy sized crowd. Most cocktails are about $8 each and tickets to each actual IMAX movie are about $12. Come join Atlanta’s cosmopolitan crowd at this event.

Swim with the Georgia Aquarium’s resident whale shark on Friday, April 22 at 4:30 p.m. Guests will be able to swim at the surface, with an air supply. The aquarium will provide a mask, air, booties and a wetsuit. All of this comes with a $224.95 price tag, talk about a nice Earth Day gift.

Arguably the best center in the NBA, the Orlando Magic’s Dwight Howard journeys home to Atlanta for game three of the NBA Eastern Conference Quarterfinals.

Roswell artist to participate in Callaway Gardens Plein Air Paint Out

Roswell artist to participate in Callaway Gardens Plein Air Paint Out

ROSWELL, Ga. -- A Roswell woman is one of 33 artists nationwide selected to participate in the second annual Plein Air Paint Out, Art Show and Sale at Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain, Georgia.

Millie Gosch was thrilled to be chosen for the second year in a row.

"I'm very excited about the Callaway Plein Air event," she said. "I participated also last year, and it was the highlight of my year. The gardens and surrounding areas are beautiful to paint."

During the week of Apr.

Barrington Hall wins top prize in flower show

Barrington Hall wins top prize in flower show

ROSWELL, Ga. -- The historic boxwood garden at Barrington Hall won a major award at the 2011 Georgia Daffodil Society Show.

The competition was held on Saturday, Mar. 19 and Sunday, Mar.

Hillside Elementary garden 'springs' to life

Hillside Elementary garden 'springs' to life

ROSWELL, Ga. -- Vegetables have begun to sprout in the gardens of Roswell's Hillside Elementary School.

Last fall, Ashley Ward's first grade class at Hillside planted a salad garden that included cabbage and broccoli. They used organic methods to care for their vegetables all winter.

However, after the snow and ice storms in December and January, it appeared that the broccoli didn't survive.

The concerned students sought advice from planting experts at Pike Nurseries, who encouraged them to give the broccoli some time to rebound. This patience and persistence paid off -- last week, when the students visited the garden, they were overjoyed to discover that their broccoli was still standing.

Mrs. Ward helped the students identify the plants that appeared to still be alive, but were actually rotten on the inside.