Buzz: Chieftains’ Herb and Plant sale today, Sunday at Fairgrounds. Berry professor to talk urban coyote populations. Funds available for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program.

Buzz: Chieftains’ Herb and Plant sale today, Sunday at Fairgrounds. Berry professor to talk urban coyote populations. Funds available for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program.

From Chieftains’ Facebook page.

The Chieftains Herb and Plant Sale will be held on Saturday, April 14, and Sunday, April 15, in the Community Building at the Coosa Valley Fairgrounds, rain or shine. Sale hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and noon-3 p.m. on Sunday. The sale will feature more than 30 varieties of herbs, native, and unique heirloom plants. New this year will be an even bigger selection of organic vegetables to grow in time to serve on your summer table. Plenty of annuals and perennials will be available, allowing customers a chance to refresh their sun or shade plants after the harsh winter. Knowledgeable volunteers and Master Gardeners will be on hand to help you select the right herbs and plants for your garden. Shoppers may also purchase beautiful containers at the sale, or bring their own clean pots for Nan Henson and her team of volunteers to design and plant on-site. Credit and debit cards will be accepted in addition to checks and cash.  All proceeds benefit Chieftains Museum/Major Ridge Home. For more: www.chieftainsmuseum.org or call (706) 291-9494.


Berry College Associate Professor of Biology Christopher Mowry will give a talk on urban coyote populations at 6 p.m. April 23 at Oak Hill & The Martha Berry Museum. This lecture is the second installment of the five-part Sanctuary at Berry Lecture Series hosted by Oak Hill & The Martha Berry Museum during the run of their newest exhibition, “Sanctuary at Berry: Wildlife Photography by Gena Flanigen.” The lectures focus on the research and experience of faculty members with various species found on the Berry campus.  In 2014, Mowry founded the Atlanta Coyote Project, an organization of scientists devoted to learning more about coyotes living in the metro Atlanta area. Mowry has also done extensive research on coyotes that live on the Berry campus and northwest Georgia. After the lecture on April 23, the galleries will remain open until 8 p.m. Guests are welcome to view the exhibition and will have the chance to speak with both Mowry and Flanigen. The exhibition features work by Flanigen and explores Berry’s wild inhabitants. This event is free and open to the public. For more information go to http://berry.edu/oakhill/exhibits/temporary/ or call 706- 368-6789.


Tallatoona has received additional funds for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program.  Appointments are provided on a first come, first served basis until funds are exhausted. Floyd County residents who qualify will receive either $310  or $350 toward their heating bill (heating source).  If you have not received LIHEAP assistance this winter season (November 2017 to April 2018) ,an appointment can be scheduled by visiting our website at www.tallatoonacap.org and click BookNow, or call 770-773-7730.

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