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8 September

Next Meeting

Meetings are held on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 12 noon at the Saraland Chamber Offices.

Welcome to Keep Saraland Beautiful

Keep Saraland Beautiful Yard of

the Month

Selections will rotate monthly to different parts of the city. The yard must have some seasonal color and one or more specimen trees. For full criteria and pictures of past Yards of the Month click the button below.

Adopt-A-Spot

Adopt-A-Spot is a part of Keep Saraland Beautiful, Inc. Our mission is to improve the natural beauty of Saraland with landscaped green spaces along Saraland Boulevard and Industrial Parkway and to improve civic pride in the business district of the City of Saraland.
More Info More Info
The Keep Saraland Beautiful organization received its national certification as an affiliate of Keep America Beautiful in December 1999. This is a non-profit public education organization dedicated to preserving the natural beauty and environment of America and improving the waste handling practiced at the community level. It is a community based approach to changing the attitude and practices relating to litter and waste handling. The prime purpose of the Keep Saraland Beautiful program is to improve the aesthetic and ecological value of the city through litter control/prevention, proper handling of solid waste, beautification, public education awareness, recruitment of volunteers, and promotion of voluntary recycling. The program coordinates the cleanup efforts of the city as well as interacting with local business owners and managers. The programs targets "eyesores" throughout the city and seeks community resources to improve such sites as streets, rights of way, parking and vacant lots, loading docks and refuse areas. By having a local Keep America Beautiful affiliate we have access to a network of ideas that have worked and are working for other communities. The concept of changing the community for the better and increasing the community's pride can have long lasting benefits.

Our Mission

To encourage people living and working in Saraland to personally contribute to the improvement of the community

Recycling Ideas

KSB wants everyone to send us your ideas on how to reuse the center of paper towels - toilet paper rolls - wax paper etc. Let us see how many uses we can come up with!
Recycling Ideas Recycling Ideas

Residential Recycling

The City of Saraland has two types of residential recycling. The free SINGLE STREAM RECYCLING containers are located on Station Street and residents must take their recycling items to the collection station. Curbside Single Stream Recycling cost is $5.00 per month per resident and picked up every Tuesday.
More Info More Info
Mayor Dr. Howard Rubenstein, Council Chair Joe McDonald, Council Members: Newton Cromer, Wayne Biggs, Natalie Moye and Veronica Hudson
Mayor Dr. Howard Rubenstein, Council Chair Joe McDonald, Council Members: Newton Cromer, Wayne Biggs, Paul Stanley and Veronica Hudson

KSB GARDENING NEWS FROM JAMES MILES

August 2022 August can be considered a transition month for gardeners. Some gardeners take this month to rogue old plants and weed in preparation for fall planting. With the rise of food cost and some availability issues, I will stay on the topic of growing vegetables this month. Late summer can be a tough time to select which vegetables will tolerate the extreme conditions. There are a few that do well this time of year. Some that you may consider planting are, eggplants, peppers, southern peas, and okra. If you have okra plants that you planted in the spring and have slowed their production, you can revive them by cutting the plants down to about 18” tall and fertilize them. This will promote new growth, and the production will pick back up in a few weeks. The night temperatures are still too warm for tomatoes to set fruit. If you have heirloom tomato varieties that have fruit, you can save the fruit for seeds. It is a fairly simple process. Once you harvest the tomato, scoop out the seeds and place them in a jar or bowl with a screen top. Add a little water and allow the mixture to sit and almost rot, which will take about 5-7 days. That process will deteriorate the protective gelatin around each seed. Once that gelatin has deteriorated, rinse them and place on a screen or paper towel and allow to dry. At that point you can plant them or store for later use. If you store them, make sure they are completely dry. Insect populations have been building up all season. With that in mind, you need to have a plan in place for how to manage them. Better to plan ahead and not wait until you see the problem. If you opt for organic treatments, be sure to read the label for the typical mix and use information and possible restrictions like temperature and rain fall. In preparation for fall planting in September, you can have a soil test done in the area of interest if you haven’t already done so within the past couple of years. Also browse your favorite local garden centers, websites, and catalogues for new types and varieties of veg- etables. An example of something new, I love broccoli, but I have never tried to grow broccolini, broccoli rabe, or broccoli Romanesco. They will be on my list this fall.
Litter Cleanup Supplies for Saraland More Gardening Tips More Gardening Tips

Free Supplies to Help You Pick Up Litter!

We have a new Keep Saraland Beautiful project, buckets with litter supplies that residents can pick up at the Chamber of Commerce office for free. The buckets have 2 litter grabber sticks, 2 pairs of gloves, two pair of safety glasses, 2 safety vests, and a roll of trash bags. We ask that residents get one bucket per household, use the contents to pick up litter, then the items are theirs to keep. We would love them to post pictures on our Facebook page. All they have to do is go in during business hours and ask for litter supplies.
Congratulations to Taco Bell at 827 Saraland Blvd for winning the quarterly “Beautification Award” from Keep Saraland Beautiful.
BEAUTIFICATION AWARD WINNER

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Welcome to Keep Saraland Beautiful

KeepSaralandBeautiful

8 September

Next Meeting

Meetings are held on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 12 noon at the Saraland Chamber Offices.

Keep Saraland Beautiful Yard of

the Month

Selections will rotate monthly to different parts of the city. The yard must have some seasonal color and one or more specimen trees. For full criteria and pictures of past Yards of the Month click the button below.

Adopt-A-Spot

Adopt-A-Spot is a part of Keep Saraland Beautiful, Inc. Our mission is to improve the natural beauty of Saraland with landscaped green spaces along Saraland Boulevard and Industrial Parkway and to improve civic pride in the business district of the City of Saraland.
The Keep Saraland Beautiful organization received its national certification as an affiliate of Keep America Beautiful in December 1999. This is a non-profit public education organization dedicated to preserving the natural beauty and environment of America and improving the waste handling practiced at the community level. It is a community based approach to changing the attitude and practices relating to litter and waste handling. The prime purpose of the Keep Saraland Beautiful program is to improve the aesthetic and ecological value of the city through litter control/prevention, proper handling of solid waste, beautification, public education awareness, recruitment of volunteers, and promotion of voluntary recycling. The program coordinates the cleanup efforts of the city as well as interacting with local business owners and managers. The programs targets "eyesores" throughout the city and seeks community resources to improve such sites as streets, rights of way, parking and vacant lots, loading docks and refuse areas. By having a local Keep America Beautiful affiliate we have access to a network of ideas that have worked and are working for other communities. The concept of changing the community for the better and increasing the community's pride can have long lasting benefits.

Our Mission

To encourage people living and working in Saraland to personally contribute to the improvement of the community

Recycling Ideas

KSB wants everyone to send us your ideas on how to reuse the center of paper towels - toilet paper rolls - wax paper etc. Let us see how many uses we can come up with!
Recycling Ideas Recycling Ideas More Info More Info

Residential Recycling

The City of Saraland has two types of residential recycling. The free SINGLE STREAM RECYCLING containers are located on Station Street and residents must take their recycling items to the collection station. Curbside Single Stream Recycling cost is $5.00 per month per resident and picked up every Tuesday.
More Info More Info
Mayor Dr. Howard Rubenstein, Council Chair Joe McDonald, Council Members: Newton Cromer, Wayne Biggs, Natalie Moye and Veronica Hudson

KSB GARDENING NEWS

FROM JAMES MILES

August 2022 August can be considered a transition month for gardeners. Some gardeners take this month to rogue old plants and weed in preparation for fall planting. With the rise of food cost and some avail- ability issues, I will stay on the topic of growing vegetables this month. Late sum- mer can be a tough time to select which vegetables will tolerate the extreme condi- tions. There are a few that do well this time of year. Some that you may consider planting are, eggplants, peppers, southern peas, and okra. If you have okra plants that you planted in the spring and have slowed their produc- tion, you can revive them by cutting the plants down to about 18” tall and fertilize them. This will promote new growth, and the production will pick back up in a few weeks. The night temperatures are still too warm for tomatoes to set fruit. If you have heirloom tomato varieties that have fruit, you can save the fruit for seeds. It is a fairly simple process. Once you harvest the tomato, scoop out the seeds and place them in a jar or bowl with a screen top. Add a little water and allow the mixture to sit and almost rot, which will take about 5-7 days. That process will deteriorate the pro- tective gelatin around each seed. Once that gelatin has deteriorated, rinse them and place on a screen or paper towel and allow to dry. At that point you can plant them or store for later use. If you store them, make sure they are completely dry. Insect populations have been building up all season. With that in mind, you need to have a plan in place for how to manage them. Better to plan ahead and not wait until you see the problem. If you opt for organic treatments, be sure to read the label for the typical mix and use informa- tion and possible restrictions like tempera- ture and rain fall. In preparation for fall planting in Septem- ber, you can have a soil test done in the area of interest if you haven’t already done so within the past couple of years. Also browse your favorite local garden centers, websites, and catalogues for new types and varieties of vegetables. An example of something new, I love broccoli, but I have never tried to grow broccolini, broccoli rabe, or broccoli Romanesco. They will be on my list this fall.
More Gardening Tips More Gardening Tips

Free Supplies to Help You

Pick Up Litter!

We have a new Keep Saraland Beautiful project, buckets with litter supplies that residents can pick up at the Chamber of Commerce office for free. The buckets have 2 litter grabber sticks, 2 pairs of gloves, two pair of safety glasses, 2 safety vests, and a roll of trash bags. We ask that residents get one bucket per household, use the contents to pick up litter, then the items are theirs to keep. We would love them to post pictures on our Facebook page. All they have to do is go in during business hours and ask for litter supplies.
Congratulations to Taco Bell at 827 Saraland Blvd for winning the quarterly “Beautification Award” from Keep Saraland Beautiful.
BEAUTIFICATION AWARD WINNER

Click to View