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Hope Meeks, a crabber and co-owner of Southside Shellfish in Savannah, teaches a crowd of about 50 about the life cycle and the proper harvest preparation of Georgia blue crabs during an Ocean to Table class taught by UGA Cooperative Extension and UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant in November. CAES News
Hope Meeks, a crabber and co-owner of Southside Shellfish in Savannah, teaches a crowd of about 50 about the life cycle and the proper harvest preparation of Georgia blue crabs during an Ocean to Table class taught by UGA Cooperative Extension and UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant in November.
Christmas Fish Feast
While Christmas dinners in the South usually revolve around a glazed ham or a golden-roasted turkey, families in other parts of the world turn to the sea for their holiday feasts.
The 'Patti Faye' deodar cedar has a classic Christmas tree shape. CAES News
The 'Patti Faye' deodar cedar has a classic Christmas tree shape.
Live Christmas Trees
Container-grown or balled-and-burlapped Christmas trees can be planted as landscape trees after the holidays. This is practical in Georgia, where the mild December or early January weather is ideal for tree planting.
Terrariums are like tiny, desktop greenhouses. The plants grow and change as time goes by, making it a holiday gift that your friend or family member can enjoy all year. You can make terrariums as personal as you want, and even better, as inexpensive as you'd like. All it takes is a little bit of craftiness, plant material and a glass container. CAES News
Terrariums are like tiny, desktop greenhouses. The plants grow and change as time goes by, making it a holiday gift that your friend or family member can enjoy all year. You can make terrariums as personal as you want, and even better, as inexpensive as you'd like. All it takes is a little bit of craftiness, plant material and a glass container.
Holiday Terrariums
Are you looking for a unique last-minute gift for the holidays? If your recipient loves plants but has a black thumb, a terrarium may be the perfect gift.
Freshly cut Christmas trees line Lowes in Griffin in this file photo. CAES News
Freshly cut Christmas trees line Lowes in Griffin in this file photo.
Christmas Trees
I always feel festive when I see trees decorated this time of year. If you decide to put a tree up in your home or office, follow these safety tips from University of Georgia Cooperative Extension to keep you, your family members and friends safe.
Woman working on a computer CAES News
Woman working on a computer
Online Shopping
With Christmas coming at lightning speed, the majority of us will be searching for gifts for our loved ones. The coming days will be a fury of purchasing and wrapping gifts to put under the tree. If you choose to shop online, be safe and snag the perfect gift by following these tips from University of Georgia Cooperative Extension.
cracked pecans CAES News
cracked pecans
Pecans For Christmas
Mixed nut samplers, chocolate covered nuts, praline pecans and a variety of nutty baked goods are commonly given as gifts during the holidays. For some, the perfect gift might be a nut-producing tree — a gift that keeps on giving. 
Rosemary plants are popping up in nurseries during the holidays among the mini-Christmas tree alternatives. CAES News
Rosemary plants are popping up in nurseries during the holidays among the mini-Christmas tree alternatives.
Decorating with Plants
When you think of Christmastime decor, there are some tried and true plants and greenery that immediately come to mind — poinsettias and Christmas cacti, for instance. While those are great choices to spruce up your home, there’s a whole world of plants out there to add a little more green to your holiday displays.
Air Plant, Tillandsia CAES News
Air Plant, Tillandsia
Gift Plants
Around the holiday season, many people feel gift-block. Maybe it’s the pressure of having to find gifts that loved ones will appreciate or having to find a gift last minute. Whatever the case may be, a houseplant makes a fantastic gift.
The Rose Garden, and all the other gardens, at the Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens at the Historic Bamboo Farm in Savannah, Georgia, are adorned with lights for the holiday season. The light show, called “Jewel in a Savannah Christmas,” runs from 6 to 9 p.m. on select evenings from Friday, Nov. 24 through Christmas Eve, Dec. 24. CAES News
The Rose Garden, and all the other gardens, at the Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens at the Historic Bamboo Farm in Savannah, Georgia, are adorned with lights for the holiday season. The light show, called “Jewel in a Savannah Christmas,” runs from 6 to 9 p.m. on select evenings from Friday, Nov. 24 through Christmas Eve, Dec. 24.
Savannah Light Show
Once again, the beauty of the holidays is captured in more than 1 million lights across the Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens (CGBG) at the Historic Bamboo Farm in Savannah, Georgia. The light show, called “Jewel in a Savannah Christmas,” runs from 6 to 9 p.m. on select evenings from Friday, Nov. 24 through Christmas Eve, Dec. 24.
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Holiday Exercise
November and December seem to be the time of year that everyone throws their exercise routines to the wind. Putting together parties, buying presents and preparing tons of good food makes it tough for anyone to set aside time for exercise.