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Daily Newsletter for Saturday, August 1, 2020

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All Nature helps to swell the song
And chant the same refrain;
July and June have slipped away
And August's here again
.
–Helen Maria Winslow (1851–1938)

Saturday, August 1, 2020
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It's August! Look Ahead.

The Month of August 2020: Holidays, Fun Facts, and More
August is upon us! What do we celebrate in August? Why is August a month? See all the notable days of August—from Lammas Day to Left-Handers Day to the Perseid Meteor Showers!
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Birth Flowers for August

August Birth Flowers
August’s bright, showy flowers capture the essence of sunny, late summer days! Learn the meanings behind August’s two birth flowers. 
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The Gem of August

August Birthstone: Color and Meaning
August’s birthstone, the peridot, is a light green, ancient, cosmic birthstone that has been found in volcanic lava in Hawaii—and in meteorites that have fallen to Earth. The Egyptians called peridot the “gem of the Sun” and believed it had special healing powers.
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Full Sturgeon Moon

Full Moon for August 2020
August’s full Sturgeon Moon reaches its peak on Monday, August 3, 2020. Learn how this month’s full Moon got such a peculiar name!
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Growing Kale

Kale
Kale is a cold-hardy crop that can be planted in early spring or late summer. Cool weather brings out the sweet, nutty flavor of this highly nutritious leafy green. Dive into our Kale Growing guide for information on planting, growing, and harvesting this hard-working beauty.
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