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24 TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23- THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2008 GARDEN & FARM cpe Qetu ", SUBMITTED PHOTO RICH AND VALERY CORDREY, owners of East Coast Garden Center in Mills- boro, recently visited the Independent Garden Center Show at the Navy Pier in Chicago, III. The show featured 850 vendors from around the world, showcasing garden center products. Also, garden center retail experts offerel classes on all as- pects of the business. The Cordreys also took a bus tour visiting outstanding garden centers in the Chicago area. East Coast Garden Center will be incorporating the new trends in its garden cen- ter, located at 30366Cordrey Road, off Route 24 in Millsboro. East Coast Garden Center to offer classes beginning Oct. 7 East Coast Garden Center will offer October gardening classes. A minimum of 10 participants is required. To register, call 945- 3489. Creating a Colorful Fall Con- tainer, 10 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 7. Karen Fox will teach participants how to use compatible plants, colors and designs. Hypertufa, 10 a.m., Wednes- day, Oct. 15. Barbara Busch will discuss how to create containers consisting of cement, sand, peat moss, perlite and water. The cost is $15 for materials, and the classl is limited to 15 participants. Bring a pair of heavy dishwashing decorative wra spring, the recipic the plants. gloves. Interior Deorating with Houseplants by Bill Fenters, 10 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 18. Now is the time to bring h0useplants in- doors. Participants will learn to decorate with anl care for these houseplants. East Coast Garden is also in- troducing a new item, Garden- in-a-Bag, which is available in three types - shade, sun and but- terfly. The gift presentation includes gloves, tools and a gift card in pping. In the nt may pick up gee to address.Friends of Agriculture b00akfast Ed Kee will be the featured speaker at the Friend of Agriculture Breakfast, Friday, Sept. 26, in Dover. Kee is an executiv with Hanover Foods and a retired Cooperative Extension specialist. Ie also is pres- ident of the Delaware Agricultural Museum. He will focus his re- marks on the museum's projects and plans, as well a on the cost of fob& / The Friends O f Agriculture Breakfast will be held t the Delaware Agricultural Museum and V'_ge, 866 N. DuPont Iighway, Dover, beginning at 7:15 a.m. Registration is $20. For more in(ormation, or to register, call Alice Moore at 302-831-2504. | Apply now for conservation programs Conservation applications for the Agricultural Management Assistance program and the Wildlife Habitat Incentives Pro- gram are currently being accept- ed for funding consideration in fiscal year 2009 at U.S. Depart- ment of Agriculture Natural Re- sources Conservation Service of- rices throughout Delaware. Interested landowners are en- couraged to submit a completed application to these offices be- fore the Friday, Nov. 7 deadline. Agricultural Management As- sistance provides payments to agricultural producers to volun- tarily address issues such as wa- ter quality, water management and erosion control by incorpo- rating conservation practices in- to their farming operations. Conservation practices eligible for funding include, but are not limited to, nutrient management, cover crops, poultry windbreaks, manure storage, composters and conservation cover. The Wildlife Habitat Incen- tives Program (WHIP) offers technical and financial assis- tance to private landowners to develop and improve high-quali- ty habitat that supports wildlife populations of significance. Land eligible for WHIP includes private agricultural or forest land. Practices eligible for WHIP funding include conservation cover, windbreaks, f'flter strips, riparian forest buffers, wetlands restoration and more. "We are awaiting the final pro- gram rules of the new 2008 Farm Bill, which will determine the program policies and eligibility criteria," said Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) State Conservationist Russell Morgan. "However, we are continuing to collect applications now so we can write our conservation plans in a timely manner. "We want to be well posi- tioned to provide contracts to our producers when the policies are finalized." For additional information on NRCS or these voluntary conser- vation programs, visit de.nrcs.us- da.gov. Or, call the local service center at 856-3990, Ext. 3. I Check us out at capegazette.com FALL MULCH SALE $2.00 Off Every Yard!!! Natural: $18.00 Yard Root: $22.00 Yard Color Enhanced: $24.00 Yarc apsoil: $20.00 Yard Firewood  Delivery on All Products Availabl Full Line of Produce till Season El Pumpkins and Mums Arriving Soi Ids] n!