Master Gardener’s Plant Sale shares nature’s wonders

Press release

The Henderson County Master Gardener’s annual plant sale will be held on April 28, 2018, from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Henderson County Senior Citizen’s Center, 3356 State Hwy 31 E, Athens (next to the rodeo arena).

Somewhere in a greenhouse, there are tiny plants pushing up from seeds in small pots. Once they get big enough, they will be potted up into larger pots until their roots are established and they are strong enough to survive outdoors. Other mature plants have sacrificed a piece of themselves, maybe a leaf, a stem, or some of their roots, and that piece is being cared for in a way that will ensure that it will become a mature plant itself and be able to survive on its own.

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Join the 17th Annual Women’s Conference at Cross Roads Baptist

Press release

Ladies throughout the area are invited to enjoy a special day at the 17th Annual Women’s Conference at First Baptist Church of Cross Roads on Saturday, April 7, from 8:30am- 2:30pm.

This year’s theme is “Birds of a Feather Worship Together,” based on 2 Chronicles 7:14: “If My people who are called by My Name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My Face … I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.”

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Presentation: Where did our food come from?

By Lydia Holley/Special to HCN

Master Gardener Bob Erickson will present “Where Did Our Food Come From?” on Tuesday, March 20, 5:30 p.m., Clint W. Murchison Memorial Library, 121 S. Prairieville, Athens. Erickson’s presentation covers the ways and means of how our food has evolved and become more widely available. This presentation is a part of Henderson County Master Gardener’s ‘Learn at the Library’ series, presented on the third Tuesday of each month. The presentation is free and open to the public.

Although we now go to the grocery store to choose from a smorgasbord of food from many countries, this has not always been the case. Many developments in transportation and hybridization occurred for this to happen. After hearing this presentation, you will look at food a little differently knowing all that had to occur for us to have such a variety of foods available.

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