Savannah Valley District

Healthy Tip of the Week: Farm Fresh Eggs

Basket of fresh eggs

Alta Mae Marvin, Clemson Extension Agribusiness Agent Farm fresh eggs come in colors. They can be brown, tan, shades of green, and even blue, depending on the chicken’s type. Backyard chickens are trending in South Carolina, and they don’t just live in the country. Plenty of city dwellers are carving out backyard space to raise […]

Around the Countryside Developing a Butterfly Habitat 

Caterpillars eating parsley

Marion Barnes – Senior County Extension Agent Clemson University Butterflies provide a beautiful living component to our gardens and yards with their vibrant colors, sizes, and graceful flight. Though only one group of the many pollinators, they play an essential role by pollinating many wildflowers, shrubs, vines, and other woody plants. With habitat loss occurring […]

Healthy Tip of the Week: Honey

Jar of honey

Did you know?  Not all Honey tastes the same or is even the same color.  Honey reflects the colors and flavors from the nectar of the flowers visited by bees. There are more than 300 flavors of Honey in the United States. As a rule, the taste of light-colored Honey is milder and darker-colored Honey is […]

Around the Countryside: Does My Garden Need Lime?

A pile of Lime

Does my garden need lime? If you live in the southern part of the state, the answer is most likely maybe! Your garden may need lime because our southern flat woods soils are characteristically acidic, low in organic matter, and have low nutrient-holding capacities. Over time our soils become acidic because calcium and magnesium are leached […]

Hydrangeas: Care and Cultivars for South Carolina Landscapes via Zoom

COVID-19 measures disrupted normal in-person lectures. Extension Agents from Spartanburg and Aiken Counties, Drew Jeffers and Vicky Bertagnolli respectively, have embraced this change and frequently partner to host and present virtual lectures via Zoom. They presented Hydrangeas: Care and Cultivars for South Carolina Landscapes on August 27, 2020, via Zoom with registration via Eventbrite. Clemson […]