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Bleckley FFA Plant Sale April 1.

Bleckley FFA will hold their annual plant sale at the greenhouse located behind the high school gym April 1 from 8 am-5 pm.  People are welcomed to stop and browse now but purchases will not be allowed until April 1.  Call (478)934-6258 for more information.

Middle Georgia State University Science Club plant sale March 24.

The Middle Georgia State University Science Club will hold their annual plant sale March 24 from 9 am-5 pm in the lobby of Dillard Hall on the Cochran campus. A variety of plants will be available, some in foam cups ($1) others in larger pots ($2-$5.) For more information contact faculty advisor Dr. Sharon Standridge, sharon.standridge@mga.edu,(478)934-3546, or club president Michaela Etter, michaela.etter@mga.edu.

Middle Georgia State to host Ikebana Demonstration.

As part of the Arts Festival, Middle Georgia State University will host an Ikebana Demonstration March 16 at 2 pm. The demonstration will take place at Dillard Hall on the Cochran campus. A release states Ikebana is the traditional Japanese art of flower arranging. The demonstration will be led by Yuko Hancock, who has been studying at the Ichiyo School of Ikebana since 1997 and received her master instructor certificate in 2007. For more information, email Dr. Laura Thomason, laura.thomason@mga.edu or Dr. Sabrina Wengier, sabrina.wengier@mga.edu

Going Screen-Free: Put Down that Screen and Walk Away

Going Screen-Free: Put Down that Screen and Walk Away

Agronomist: Hold off on peanut planting; soil temperatures not stable

Agronomist: Hold off on peanut planting; soil temperatures not stable

Peanut planters are cautioned not to plant too early this year.

According to the UGA extension's blog, UGA Agronomist Dr. Scott Tubbs says growers should be careful due to "strong possibilities for a cold front to drop soil temperatures rapidly."

Related: Peanut farm goes Sriracha

Tubbs urges growers to exercise patience, despite the few days with temperatures in the 80s.

Read the full blog post for detailed peanut-growing advice.

Related: Georgia Peanut Commission's 2014 Peanut Outlook

Spring Fling Day 22: Pet Supplies

Spring Fling Day 22: Pet Supplies

Today let’s fling Fido and Fluffy’s stuff.  It’s time to fling those too small collars and bowls, treats that the cat just will not eat and the frayed leashes. If you have supplies from a long gone pet, like an aquarium or a hamster habitat, today is the day to let those go.

 

Now go flinging!  Please come back and tell me how many pet supplies you were able to fling today.

 

There's An App for That: Evernote

There's An App for That: Evernote

Evernote has become one of my favorite apps. I use it to store all kinds of information that I will want to retrieve later, things such as a great recipe from a friend, screenshots of other websites I am inspired by as I revamp my own website, and quotes that I want to remember. Basically Evernote is now my go-to spot to save anything I am going to need later.