Download your free issue of Chatter now!We are offering our web site visitors an opportunity to read a free copy of the October-December 2012 issue of Chatter in PDF format. With your yearly AVSC membership, you will receive four printed issues of Chatter by mail. Join our growing International family and connect with AVSC members from Canada, U.S, England, Japan, Russia, Hong Kong and Australia.
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Our magazine Chatter appears four times a year and presents its readers, the members of AVSC, with timely articles on growing and showing African violets and their relatives in the gesneriad plant family.
Also included are news from the African violet world such as Coming Events where you can learn about upcoming shows and other events and Showstoppers which features lists of winning plants and their exhibitors at recent shows.
There are advertisements from commercial growers and suppliers across the country to help you find the plants or plant products you need.
A question-and-answer column is available to help growers having problems or needing advice.
The news of our annual Convention is also published in the magazine along with items covering AVSC business.
And the magazine has many photographs and illustrations, both in colour and black and white.
If you would like to start receiving Chatter at your home, just go to the Join AVSC page. Our membership application form is available to you there.
If you think you would like to explore a little bit of Chatter, there are three sample articles in PDF format right here for you to read. Just click on the titles:
1. Things I Learned at Emma's Presentation - A write-up by Sayeh Beheshti, currently Editor of Chatter, of a presentation made to Toronto African Violet Society on all aspects of maintaining a sizeable home collection of African violets.
2. Lighting our Flock - An article by frequent contributor Sharon Kemp on electric lighting and light stands for African violets.
3. Organizing your Collection and Growing Area - A presentation by Vivian Beeching and Jim Toms, past Editor of Chatter, on making order out of your collection and keeping a proper list of your plants either manually or using the computer program First Class which was especially developed for the purpose.
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