Cornwall Library presents winter gardening program Feb. 7

CORNWALL – The Cornwall Library presents Winter Gardening

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Learn gardening tips on zoom through a York County ‘Master Your Garden’ program

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The York County Public Library, Poquoson Public Library, and York-Poquoson Master Gardeners are hosting a series of educational gardening seminars on Zoom. (WYDaily/ Annie Gallo)
The York County Public Library, Poquoson Public Library, and York-Poquoson Master Gardeners are hosting a series of educational gardening seminars on Zoom. (WYDaily/ Annie Gallo)

Get prepared for a beautiful garden this spring and summer by learning some tips and tricks from a local virtual Master Your Garden class.

York County and Poquoson Public Libraries are partnering with the York-Poquoson Virginia Cooperative Extension office to host a series of virtual classes presented by Master Gardeners.

Master Gardeners’ mission as trained volunteers in partnership with the York–Poquoson, VCE agency, is to provide gardening educational opportunities to the public through research-based gardening programs and activities to enhance the environment and community. For more information on Master Gardeners click here.

The Master Your Garden series features a variety of Saturday seminars to help community members improve their gardening skills. Below are the classes on the schedule:

Starting from Seed (Feb. 6)

  • Join Master Gardener Nate Brauner and learn simple techniques and secrets to growing flowers, vegetables and favorite plants from seeds at home.

Pruning (Feb. 13)

  • Master Gardener Mary Boxer will lead the class to teach the safe and proper use of pruning tools to improve the health, longevity and appearance of
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Real Estate Executive Council Launches Diversity Partners Program

CHICAGO, Feb. 3, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — The Real Estate Executive Council (“REEC”), the pre-eminent trade association for commercial real estate (CRE) professionals of color, is pleased to unveil REEC’s Diversity Partner Program and announce its initial membership, which comprises a wide spectrum of well-respected commercial real estate organizations.  Through the Diversity Partner Program REEC partners with firms and organizations to improve diversity, racial equality and inclusivity both in the partner firms and across the CRE industry.  The growing list of REEC’s Diversity Partners (below) underscores the recognition that a focused diversity plan and partnership are critical to driving change in the CRE industry.  In addition to their commitments to establish meaningful goals for diversity and inclusion in support REEC’s mission, each partner has agreed to provide REEC sustaining financial support of up to $100,000 over a period of up to four years.

“The lack of diversity in the CRE industry, and the disparities that exist in access to capital and credit for African Americans and other people of color, are systemic problems that need a multifaceted approach. None of us can do this alone. Coming together to tackle the challenge through industry partnerships such as REEC’s Diversity Partner Program

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Spectra Home’s Design Program Welcomes Interior Designers

Spectra Home Furniture, recently announced that it is introducing Spectra Design, a program created to make it easier for interior designers to order from Spectra Home to meet their project needs.

With Spectra Design professional interior designers enjoy a program with features including no minimum orders, a full trade discount, domestic product with some customization options and quick ship for domestic and in-stock program orders. Once an interior designer is approved to open an account with Spectra Home they will have access to fabric swatches, collection catalog links and photography for their idea boards.

According to Jim Telleysh, Spectra Home’s senior vice president, “Our showroom at 200 North Hamilton in High Point, NC is open for designers to visit by appointment on the first Tuesday of every month as well as at Pre-Market and Market. In the showroom they can experience many of the frames first hand and compare swatches. Orders can be placed through their area sales reps or by contacting our customer service.”

As part of the Spectra Design program designers can order Christina @ HOME, Christina Anstead’s new upholstery and occasional accents collection offering a fresh, modern, casual vibe for active families and those who will

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Spectra Home unveils new program for interior designers

In the new Spectra Design program, designers will have access to the Christina @ Home collection.

HIGH POINT — Upholstery and occasional producer Spectra Home Furniture is introducing Spectra Design, a program designed to make it easier for interior designers to order from Spectra Home to meet their project needs.

Spectra Design offers designers no minimum orders, a full trade discount, domestic product with some customization options and quick ship for domestic and in-stock program orders. Once an interior designer is approved to open an account with Spectra Home, he or she will have access to fabric swatches, collection catalog links and photography for idea boards.

“Our showroom at 200 North Hamilton in High Point is open for designers to visit by appointment on the first Tuesday of every month as well as at Premarket and High Point Market,” said Jim Telleysh, senior vice president. “In the showroom they can experience many of the frames first hand and compare swatches. Orders can be placed through their area sales reps or by contacting our customer service.”

As part of the program, designers can order Christina @ HOME, designer Christina Anstead’s new upholstery and occasional accents collection; the Spectra USA upholstery program;

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Assessment on home gardening program as a response to COVID-19 in SLM project’s pilot townships, January 2021 – Myanmar

About the assessment

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is working closely with Department of Planning of Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation (MoALI) in order to implement the Section 2.1.7 of the COVID-19 Economic Relief Plan (CERP) by supporting farmers, small agricultural processors, seed farmers and agriculture businesses.

In order to support the CERP implementation plan, the project, in collaboration with respective Department of Agriculture (DoA) office in pilot Townships, distributed five types of vegetable seeds in Delta (i.e. watercress, eggplant, long bean, okra, roselle) and five type of vegetables in CDZ (i.e. eggplant, long bean, okra, roselle, cucumber), watering can and pamphlets on home gardening to rural farmers in five pilot townships starting from June 2020. The goals of the home gardening programme were to improve food access, nutrition and food security of rural farmers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Highlights

❖ 240 farmers harvested a total of 10 389 Kilograms of vegetables and generated 4 641 600 Kyats as income over June – December 2020 period.
❖ Water accessibility, diseases/insects/pests and effects of climate change including flood and drought were described as main challenges.
❖ Household consumption of fresh vegetables and income generation by

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