Agriculture

Rusk Garden Club honors March Yard of the Month
The Rusk Area Garden Club has chosen the yard of Vic and Phyllis Heackley at 204 S. Barron Street as its March yard of the month. Pictured from...


Cracks can cause Hazards in Trees
Tree failure is a major cause of property damage, especially after high-winds. If the wind is strong enough, even healthy trees can be uprooted or broken. But it might not...
Proper Tree Planting Tips for Arbor Day
Arbor Day, an April holiday that celebrates the planting and caring for trees, is a popular time for homeowners to add new trees to their landscapes. Before doing this,...
With the vast number of tomato varieties, selecting the right tomato for your growing conditions and intended use is important. Select the Best Tomatoes for Your Garden and Table
Sliced, sauced, or cooked in a favorite recipe; tomatoes are a favorite and versatile vegetable. What’s more, they taste best when grown and...


BBB Offers Tips for Hiring a Landscape Contractor
A beautifully landscaped lawn can be tricky for a do-it-yourself project, and some people need a little help. Those who are thinking about hiring a landscape contractor,...
Planter boxes with built-in trellises like this Apex trellis planter enable gardeners to maximize their garden space for growing vegetables and flowers. Grow a Bigger Garden in a Smaller Space
Whether in the ground or on a balcony or deck, there’s always room to grow your own garden-fresh produce and beautiful flowers. Space saving...


Gardening can be a great family activity and children exposed to the outdoors and gardening are more focused, have less issues with attention deficit and score higher on tests. Family Gardening Provides More Than a Bountiful Harvest
Gardeners know digging, planting, harvesting and even viewing a garden is good for the mind, body and spirit, it improves strength and flexibility,...


Master Gardeners spring conference this weekend
The Cherokee County Master Gardeners will hold their annual spring conference Saturday, March 11 at First Christian Church, 222 Beaumont St. in Jacksonville. Registration...
Spring Garden Conference
Cherokee County Master Gardeners Association will host their Spring Garden Conference with registration starting at noon and the first program beginning at 1 p.m. on...
Spring Garden Conference
Cherokee County Master Gardeners Association will host their Spring Garden Conference with registration starting at noon and the first program beginning at 1 p.m. on...
Caddo Mounds SHS announces Gentle Yoga and Foraging
Caddo Mounds State Historic Site will present a Gentle Yoga and Foraging program on Saturday, March 4 with Yoga starting at 10 a.m. and the Foraging begins at 11:15....
Water well training set for March 2 in Tyler
Anyone interested in private water well management is invited to a Texas Well Owner Network training March 2 in Tyler. The training, which is free and open to the public,...
Wells FFA Queens Fun Day
Come and enjoy a family friendly even at the Wells FFA Queens Fun Day on Saturday, Feb. 25 at the Cherokee County Show Barn in Jacksonville. All proceeds benefit Cherokee...
The Rusk Chamber of Commerce recently welcomed the Cherokee County Master Gardener’s Association as its newest member. The program is an educational, volunteer program offered by the AgriLIFE Extension Service of the Texas A&M University System.  The program is designed to increase the availability of horticultural information and extend horticultural projects throughout the community. For more information, contact Kim Benton at (903) 683-5416 or visit them at 165 E. 6th St., #104. Growing with the Chamber


East Texas Fruit and Vegetable Conference - South
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service announces the East Texas Fruit and Vegetable Conference - South. Registration is from 8 - 8:30 a.m. and the Program is from 8:30 a.m. -...