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2016 Garden Tour set for June 18th

 

Montgomery County Master Gardeners AssociationMontgomery County, TN – The Montgomery County Master Gardeners Association will be hosting the 2016 Garden Tour on June 18th from 9:00am till 3:00pm. Six gardens will be available to view with Master Gardeners at all sites to assist and answer questions.

It is a self-guided tour which also offers a variety of crafts, yard art, birdhouses, herbs and plants at the different gardens.

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Fort Defiance Interpretive Center to host Civil War Medical Display

 

Fort Defiance Interpretive CenterClarksville, TN – The Fort Defiance Interpretive Center, located at 120 Duncan Street, will host a medical display Saturday, May 25th from 10:00am to 5:00pm.

The exhibit will feature presentations by Mark Britton and include a collection of medical items used during the 19th century to include necessary tools for blood-letting, various surgical procedures and preparation of period medicinal products.

Fort Defiance Interpretive Center, Clarksville TN.

Fort Defiance Interpretive Center, Clarksville TN.

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Consumer Reports Investigates Vitamins and Supplements: Ten Dangers That May Surprise You

 

Plus, advice for protecting yourself against hazards associated with vitamins, minerals, herbs, and other nutritional supplements

Consumer ReportsYonkers, NY – In a new report in its September issue and online at www.ConsumerReports.org, Consumer Reports identifies ten hazards that might surprise the large swath of American adults—more than 50 percent—who take vitamins, herbs, or other nutritional supplements.

“Patients sometimes assume that supplements are safe because they are ‘all natural,’ but not all supplements are truly natural. In fact, one of the greatest safety hazards to consumers involves supplements that have been spiked with prescription drugs or toxic metals,” said Jose Luis Mosquera, M.D., medical adviser, Consumer Reports, and an internist who specializes in integrative health and medicine. «Read the rest of this article»

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ShopSmart gives Tips to Help You avoid Food Preparation and Storage Dangers

 

ShopSmartYonkers, NY – Nothing we eat is 100 percent safe, but there are easy ways to cut your risk of getting sick. The July 2012 issue of ShopSmart magazine, from the publisher of Consumer Reports, features an easy three-step guide with simple tips that can improve your food-cleaning and storing know-how.  «Read the rest of this article»

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What you should know about CCA-Pressure Treated Wood

 

Guidance for Outdoor Wooden Structures
Decks • Playgrounds • Picnic Tables

U.S. Consumer Product Safety CommissionWashington, D.C. – What is CCA-treated wood? If your residential wood structure was built before 2004 and is not made of cedar or redwood, it was most likely constructed with wood pressure-treated with Chromated Copper Arsenate (CCA).

CCA is a chemical preservative comprised of arsenic, chromium, and copper. First produced decades ago, it was a major source of treated-wood for decks, playgrounds, and other outdoor residential structures until 2004.

Wooden Playground Equipment

Wooden Playground Equipment

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Beginner and Newcomer Garden Workshop

 

Sponsored by the Montgomery County Master Gardener Association

UT Extension OfficeMontgomery County, TN – On Saturday, April 9th, 2011 from 9:00am – 4:00pm a Beginner and Newcomer Garden Workshop will be held at the Montgomery County Extension Office. The cost is $40.00/person plus $3.00 for lunch (box lunches will be sold on site). «Read the rest of this article»

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At the Downtown Market this week!

 

The market this weekend will feature fresh produce including strawberries, asparagus, squash, carrots, cabbage, beets, tomatoes, peas, peppers, green beans, herbs, and much more.

You can also pick up plenty of potting plants and flowers, homemade soaps, delicious homemade baked goods, candles, honey, themed painted gourds, wood workings, stained glass works, stone crosses, cookbooks, and even a recipe or two.

The Downtown Market is open from 8:00 am – 1:00 pm every Saturday from May 15th – October 23rd.

Fresh Strawberries

Fresh Strawberries

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