French Robertson Unit in Jones County helps provide produce for the Food Bank of West Central Texas.
Certain bugs have a bigger effect on our gardens than others. During the summer months gardens are in full swing, and by June or July so are squash bugs.
The food bank of west central Texas in Abilene is busy this time of year, especially with children getting ready to head back to school. At the food bank, fresh produce is just as important as canned goods.
Living in a sunny climate can have its advantages. Solar panels are a fairly new form of electricity. Taylor grand apartments are using them to power their clubhouse. Susan Wilson works the front desk.
Most gardeners like to be outside, but as some are finding out the answers to their questions are starting to turn up online.
Church gardens are a way to help out the community and go green at the same time. In terms of an engine, one local church in Abilene is moving at warp speed.
During the summer some children take a break from the classroom and from their studies, for others it's a chance to learn in a different setting. KTAB's Angela Schilling reports from a vacation garden school program.
The benefits of aloe vera for your skin isn't just for sunburns. KTAB's Angela Schilling explains.
The storms from a couple weeks ago hit the downtown area hard. One florist shop in Abilene is still picking up the pieces.
The Environmental Recycling Center in Abilene started recycling glass about ten years ago, now days it is beginning to become quite popular.
Summertime is usually the Environmental Recycling Center's busiest season, but according to officials this past May was busier than normal.
The school year is winding down and students are finishing up final projects. KTAB's Angela Schilling was at Wylie High School to check out a neat art project involving recycled materials and lots of creativity.
Fountains can add to your garden but they can also attract mosquitoes during the warm season.
Students at St. Johns Episcopal School in Abilene are getting their hands dirty and planting a garden this year.
When you go to the grocery store you don’t want to forget anything. A reusable bag may be one of those items.
You would think most florists would have a green thumb, but some like to go green more than others.
Our plants can be rather sensitive to severe weather. Sherrone Boudreau loves her plants and a few year ago thought of a way to keep them safe. KTAB's Angela Schilling explains.
Tomato plants can be a big hit in the spring and summertime. Knowing when to plant them is a common question.
Each year in the fall the Big Country Master Gardeners have a plant sale, but their spring sale is much bigger.
Newspaper and kitchen scraps are commonly used to make compost. Audrey Gillespie likes to add an extra ingredient, worms.
Along with March comes the beginning of spring gardens. Like last year, those at Highland Church Of Christ in Abilene will be working hard outside in their garden.
For the past decade energy efficient appliances have become more popular as homeowner find the appliances to be most cost effective.
Roses are popular gifts come Valentines Day, but there are other options if you’re running out of ideas.
Online you can find website listing plants that are suppose to help with allergies, but do they work?
Each day our bright eyed and furry friends rely on their owners to keep them healthy. Dr. Ellis has his take on natural pet food.
For the past month Mary McDowell has been making her own cleaning supplies from scratch.
From potatoes, to herbs, and tomatoes portable gardens are the new fad.
When you think about recycling; pop cans, cardboard, and paper are probably the first things that come to mind. Believe it or not, eyeglasses can be recycled too.
Over the years recycling has become more and more popular with college students. Recyclemania, a nationwide competition, might have something to do with it. With a year under their belt, ACU is no longer green when it comes to the challenge.