MOULTRIE — C.A. Gray Junior High School’s 8th Grade FFA Chapter recently contributed $200 to agricultural projects in Africa. With the Love For People Organization, $40 will cover the vaccinations, the transport, and the purchase cost of one goat. These goats are then distributed to rural women so that they can be used to provide meat, milk, or additional income for their families. Women in the program receive two goats each, as well as access to a buck for breeding purposes so that they can begin their own herd. They are supervised in the program for two years and receive veterinary assistance during those two years. Ladies in the program are encouraged to use their goats for investment so that they can better provide for their families in the future. They are also taught how to save money for future needs. With the money that C.A. Gray contributed, five new goats could be purchased and distributed to these women.
Easter cactus is easy to grow
The Easter (or spring) cactus is very adaptable to many growing conditions throughout each season and has many colorful hybrids which were developed from species that originated in the jungles of Brazil.
VSU Spring Senior Art Exhibition runs April 19-May 5
The Valdosta State University Department of Art will kick off its 2014 Spring Senior Art Exhibition with an opening reception in the Fine Arts Gallery from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 19. A student jazz combo will perform.
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April showers and springtime flowers
Yes, April is here with her April showers and spring flowers which will welcome Easter on the 20th. As you continue to enjoy the month of April, here is some information on plants which are associated with the Easter season for your learning pleasure and reading desires.
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Knockout roses have stunning flower power
Most roses available today can be grouped into six categories including hybrid teas, floribunda, grandiflora, climber/rambler, miniatures, and the bush or shrub roses. Common selections of shrub roses include the David Austin “English” roses and the Knockout roses (Rosa ‘RADrazz’) series which were created by rose breeder William Radler. Many landscapers and gardeners select roses from this group because of their prolific blooms throughout the entire growing season, as well as better disease resistance to black spot, one of the main fungal problems of roses.
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