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12 January

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.
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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

November 2022 Last month’s cool snap helped ripen the citrus crop. The dry weather that we experienced for more than a month helped concentrate the sugars in the citrus. Both of these condi- tions have provided us with superior flavor citrus a little earlier than normal. The citrus fruit in the area is full color and flavor on backyard trees and commercial orchards. If you don’t have a tree, I urge you to visit the local farm stand or farmer’s market to enjoy some of our local citrus. I shared my raised bed experience with you the past couple of months, so here is the month three update. I harvested collard leaves once from transplants that I planted a month ago. I have also cropped lettuce leaves a few times. My turnips and mustards that were planted from seeds will be ready to harvest about the middle of this month. My broc- coli was looking mighty fine for a couple of weeks, but then I noticed that some of the plants were stunted, and the new growth was deformed. I looked closer at the plants, especially the new growth, and they were covered with aphids. I had to treat them with the appropriate insecticide. I chose pyrethrin for the quick kill and short harvest interval. I can harvest on the same day of treatment. I am currently weeks from harvesting broc- coli but knowing the harvest interval is short gives me peace of mind and it allows me to harvest a few leaves if I so desire. There are systemic choices for this problem, just read the label carefully on how to treat it and the harvest interval. Most systemic products have a harvest interval of 21 days or more. READ THE LABEL! I plan to add two more raised beds by January. Those beds will be planted with sugar snaps, another one of my favorites, and provide more space for crop rotation. Fall color. On the ornamental front garden centers are loaded with cool-season bedding plants like pansies, snapdragons, and ornamental kales and cabbages. There are even some cold-tolerant petunias that can survive a freeze. Do a little homework and experi- ment a little. If you have not irrigated your lawn in the last month or so, you have enjoyed not having to mow and the cool season weeds had not had enough moisture to germinate. I noticed that 4 days after the late October rain, the cool season weeds were germinating with full force. If you didn’t treat with a pre-emergent herbicide, you missed the first germination, but you can treat now for protection for the subsequent germination that will follow. As much as I hate cold weather, we need some cold days and nights to help reduce the insect population and provide our local fruit trees with the necessary chill hours for next year’s crop. The weather trends where we get cold for a few days, then warm up and get cold again really help with the insect population. Conversely, our plants benefit from a more stable trend. Enjoy the outdoors!
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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KeepSaralandBeautiful

12 January

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

November 2022 Last month’s cool snap helped ripen the cit- rus crop. The dry weather that we experi- enced for more than a month helped concentrate the sugars in the citrus. Both of these conditions have provided us with superior flavor citrus a little earlier than normal. The citrus fruit in the area is full color and flavor on backyard trees and commercial orchards. If you don’t have a tree, I urge you to visit the local farm stand or farmer’s market to enjoy some of our local citrus. I shared my raised bed experience with you the past couple of months, so here is the month three update. I harvested collard leaves once from transplants that I planted a month ago. I have also cropped lettuce leaves a few times. My turnips and mus- tards that were planted from seeds will be ready to harvest about the middle of this month. My broccoli was looking mighty fine for a couple of weeks, but then I noticed that some of the plants were stunted, and the new growth was deformed. I looked closer at the plants, especially the new growth, and they were covered with aphids. I had to treat them with the appropriate insecticide. I chose pyrethrin for the quick kill and short har- vest interval. I can harvest on the same day of treatment. I am currently weeks from harvesting broccoli but knowing the harvest interval is short gives me peace of mind and it allows me to harvest a few leaves if I so desire. There are systemic choices for this problem, just read the label carefully on how to treat it and the harvest interval. Most systemic products have a harvest interval of 21 days or more. READ THE LABEL! I plan to add two more raised beds by January. Those beds will be planted with sugar snaps, another one of my favorites, and provide more space for crop rotation. Fall color. On the ornamental front garden centers are loaded with cool-season bed- ding plants like pansies, snapdragons, and ornamental kales and cabbages. There are even some cold-tolerant petunias that can survive a freeze. Do a little homework and experiment a little. If you have not irrigated your lawn in the last month or so, you have enjoyed not hav- ing to mow and the cool season weeds had not had enough moisture to germinate. I noticed that 4 days after the late October rain, the cool season weeds were germinat- ing with full force. If you didn’t treat with a pre-emergent herbicide, you missed the first germination, but you can treat now for protection for the subsequent germina- tion that will follow. As much as I hate cold weather, we need some cold days and nights to help reduce the insect population and provide our local fruit trees with the necessary chill hours for next year’s crop. The weather trends where we get cold for a few days, then warm up and get cold again really help with the insect population. Conversely, our plants benefit from a more stable trend. Enjoy the outdoors!
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