The National, Monday, May 9, 2011
By GYNNIE KERO
THE Wewak Floriculture Club is conducting roadshows on the streets of Wewak, East Sepik, to encourage people ahead of a mini flower show that will be staged next month at the Wewak showground.
Master trainer Michael Kabaru said flowers could bring in good money and the purpose of hosting the show next month was to promote floriculture in the province and to give people the basic knowledge on horticultural topics like soil types for different plants.
Kabaru said the province was rich in rare plant species that could easily find markets be used in flower shops or in landscaping.
There are only two floriculture clubs existing in the province – Wewak and Maprik.
They are headed by division of primary industry officers in the districts, an initiative of the Department of Agriculture and Livestock.
Rural development officer and Wewak district coordinator Scholla Itaar said members had taken part in several trainings and the club was progressing well.
She said they had also attracted interest from West Sepik.
Itaar said the Wewak Floriculture Club was linked to the town commission on beautification and other programmes in the district and province.