Notes for the Road: Walk Georgia Blog

Task Force recommends combined built environment approaches

Family biking

The Community Preventive Services Task Force recommends combined built environment approaches to increase physical activity. These approaches combine new or enhanced transportation systems (e.g., pedestrian and cycling paths) with new or enhanced land use design (e.g., proximity to a store, access to a public park) to promote physical activity among residents….
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Herbal Basics

fresh herbs

More than 70 different herbs have been identified and categorized according to their cooking, aromatic, ornamental or medicinal use. Botanists define an herb as any plant that produces seeds but does not form a wood stem; however, herbs can also be defined as any part of a plant that can be used for medicinal, cooking or spiritual purposes.
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Reducing Food Waste

Food Waste Hierarchy

Have you ever considered your sustainable habits? What do you do to reduce your carbon footprint? Do you commit to “going green?” Do you consider yourself resourceful or conservative? Whatever you do in terms of sustainable living, we can all do more to lessen the impact on the Earth.
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Cabbage: The Power Vegetable

cabbage

Cabbage is one of the most versatile and nutritious vegetables. With more than 400 different varieties grown throughout the world, one acre of cabbage can yield more edible vegetable than any other plant. Georgia grew 74 million worth of cabbage in 2015.

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Eating Locally begins with Home Garden

veggies

Nothing could be more local –or make you more of a locavore – than eating locally grown produce that comes from your own garden plot. You may be thinking that you don’t have room for a garden, but I assure you that the vegetable garden has become “sweet ‘n’ neat” over the past few years for a couple of reasons.
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