Fort Atkinson, Wis.–Nasco announces its 2012 Arts & Crafts catalog is available. More than 1,300 new products have been added to the catalog including tried-and-true art materials that help every artist and student create amazing work. Each product featured in the 532-page catalog is designed to make teaching more effective and meaningful for students from kindergarten to college. Choose from a wide variety of art kits, posters designed for the art room, new games, and vocabulary cards. For a free copy, call (800) 558-9595, or visit


In Memoriam

Dr. John Ansel Armstrong Thomson, inventor of the horticultural vitamins-hormones solution SUPERthrive, passed away on November 28, 2011, five days after his 100th birthday.

Throughout World War II, his SUPERthrive was used by five U.S. Government departments (Army Corps of Engineers, Air Force, Navy, Department of Agriculture, and Forest Service) respectively to: transplant mature trees for defense plant camouflage; plant and sustain low-dust turf landing fields; improve soil conditions where salt interfered with plant success; develop vital drug- and oil-bearing plants domestically; and increase production of necessary guayule rubber.




13-16 ACA Tri-State, Atlantic City, N.J.–Atlantic City Convention Center;

30 – 31 ACA, New England, Manchester, N.H.–The Radisson Manchester;


17-20 ACA Southern Calif./Hawaii Spring Leadership Conference, Palm Springs, Calif.–Hotel Zoso;

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