Buy plants, cook stumps

first_imgUniversity of GeorgiaHost Walter Reeves shows how to buy the perfect plant at yournursery on “Gardening in Georgia” July 16 on Georgia PublicBroadcasting.”Gardening in Georgia” is produced by GPB and the University ofGeorgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. Itairs each Saturday at 12:30 and 7 p.m.On this week’s show, Reeves visits with nursery owner StuartCofer to learn some tricks on selecting plants. Cofer shows howto examine plants in a nursery before buying them. The roots, hesays, are the keys to a healthy plant.Reeves shows a way to “cook” a stump, too, rather than digging orgrinding it down. His recipe involves drilling several deep holesinto the stump and then packing them with rich, woods dirt. Thenhe sprinkles some 10-10-10 on top, wets the mound and covers itwith clear plastic and a bit of pine straw. In a few months, thestump will be gone.Finally, Reeves looks closely at planthoppers, small insectsknown for their jumping ability. Planthoppers do little damage toplants. If you find them distracting from the beauty of yourplants, though, a blast from a water hose or a water pistol willremove them.last_img read more

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Kelliher Samets Volk Named New Agency for King Arthur Flour

first_imgBURLINGTON, Vt (August 6, 2008)&America’s oldest and most renowned flour company, King Arthur Flour, has named Kelliher Samets Volk as its agency of record, according to Tim Volk, president of the independent advertising agency. The account, previously handled by Digital Flannel in Woodstock, Vermont, was awarded after a quiet national review of agencies. Billings for the account were not revealed.Based in Norwich, Vermont, King Arthur Flour has been making naturally pure flour for more than 200 years. Each of their numerous types of unbleached flour is milled from premium wheat, and the results are lauded by baking professionals around the country. The company is also famous for its catalogue, award-winning cookbooks, and baking education classes.We are thrilled to be working with such a strong food brand, said Mr. Volk. Their national reputation, dedication to quality, and socially responsible business model inspires us to create great work.The Kelliher Samets Volk team led by Senior Brand Manager Maryanne DePresco will work with King Arthur Flours Director of Marketing, Tom Payne, to create a new brand strategy, print advertising, and package design for the new client. An initial series of three new print advertisements is slated to run this fall.Kelliher Samets Volk is a marketing group with over 30 years of experience building brands and businesses through InsideOut Branding. Founded in 1977, the firm employs more than 60 people at its offices in New York City, Boston, and Burlington, Vermont.CONTACT: Tim VolkKelliher Samets Volk802.862.8261last_img read more

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USNS Comfort Will be in 11 Countries to Help Mitigate the Impact of the Venezuelan Crisis on the Region

first_imgBy United States Southern Command May 24, 2019 The U.S. Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) will return for another deployment to South America, Central America, and the Caribbean mid-June to begin a five-month medical assistance mission as a result of the humanitarian crisis created by the ongoing political and economic instability in Venezuela. Comfort medical teams will stop in Colombia, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Grenada, Haiti, Jamaica, Panama, Saint Lucia, St. Kitts and Nevis, and Trinidad and Tobago for working port visits. “This deployment responds directly to the man-made crisis Maduro’s regime has created,” said U.S. Navy Admiral Craig S. Faller, commander of U.S. Southern Command, which will oversee the deployment. “Comfort medical teams will be working alongside host nation medical professionals who are absorbing thousands of Venezuelan migrants and refugees. The Venezuelan people are desperately fleeing their homeland for hope of a better way of life. We are committed to finding ways to support the Venezuelan people and our regional partners who share the goal of seeing a legitimate, democratic government reinstated in Venezuela.” From October to December 2018, Comfort completed its sixth deployment, an 11-week deployment for medical support to Ecuador, Peru, Colombia, and Honduras, helping more than 26,700 patients in need, which included carrying out 599 onboard surgeries. This marks the seventh hospital ship deployment to the region since 2007. The embarked medical teams will provide care on board and at land-based medical sites, helping to relieve pressure on national medical systems strained partly by an increase in cross-border migrants. As with the last deployment, the plan is to embark medical professionals from partner nations to join in the effort to provide medical care to patients. The deployment reflects the United States’ enduring promise of friendship, partnership, and solidarity with the Americas.last_img read more

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DDA Launches Video Series on Pandemics featuring Dr. Lennox Honychurch

first_img Sharing is caring! EducationEntertainmentLifestyleLocalNews DDA Launches Video Series on Pandemics featuring Dr. Lennox Honychurch by: – April 10, 2020 Share Discover Dominica Authority releases a four-part series on how the island has dealt with pandemics in the past.The series features the extensive historical knowledge of renown historian, Dr. Lennox Honychurch.  The release of this series is intended to provide a different perspective on how the people of Dominica have handled pandemics in the past.The first episode will focus on the arrival of the Europeans, their place in spreading diseases, the practices of the indigenous Kalinago, the first inhabitants of the island and their actions in response to the new situation.  Episode two speaks to the introduction of new diseases to Dominica and the role of the formerly enslaved people.   The efforts of Dominica’s medical stalwarts will be featured in the penultimate episode of this series.  Exploring how the actions taken by our country and ancestors in addressing health situations in the past are relevant to us today in the war against the COVID-19 pandemic.  The role of these medical pioneers in helping the population cope through previous pandemics and illnesses will be highlighted. The final episode will emphasize the island’s relationship with neighbouring islands and will include Christopher Columbus’ rediscovery of the island.Director of Tourism, Mr. Colin Piper says “DDA is always looking to increase awareness of the destination and keep it top of mind, and one way to do so is to inform and educate on our culture and heritage. While most know Dominica for its nature; culture, heritage and wellness abound as well.  We are thrilled to be working with Dr. Honychurch who has selflessly agreed to impart some of his knowledge about the history of Dominica and the courage of our people in this series.”The first video was released on our Discover Dominica Facebook page on April 9, 2020.  The videos will reside on Discover Dominica’s YouTube page as well.  Viewers are asked to like, share and provide feedback on the videos as well as other topics they would like featured.Find the video here For more information on Dominica, contact Discover Dominica Authority at 767 448 2045. Or, visit Dominica’s official website: www.DiscoverDominica.com, follow Dominica on Twitter and Facebook and take a look at our videos on YouTube.###About Dominica: Dominica (pronounced Dom-in-EEK-a, and not to be confused with the Dominican Republic) is a haven for adventure travelers seeking a unique vacation that includes: hiking and adventure, cultural events/festivals, diving and water sports, whale/dolphin watching and canyoning adventures. Dominica lies south of Guadeloupe and north of Martinique in the Eastern Caribbean. Air travelers can connect to Dominica on Air Antilles, Air Sunshine, Coastal Air Transport, LIAT, Seaborne Airlines, or WINAIR from the surrounding hubs of Antigua, Barbados, Guadeloupe, Puerto Rico, St. Maarten, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.  If travelling by sea, travelers can connect to Dominica on L’Express Des Iles ferry service from Guadeloupe, Martinique, and St. Lucia and on Valferry from Guadeloupe and Martinique. 321 Views   no discussionscenter_img Share Tweet Sharelast_img read more

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