General Evangeline Booth

New York City, 1934—Evangeline Booth makes her farewell appearance at Madison Square Garden to a capacity crowd. She then went on to London and became the fourth General of the international Salvation Army and the first woman to hold that post in the Army’s history. Booth, who was the daughter of founders Catherine and William Booth, traveled the world and was called “The Musician General.” The Army grew extensively during her administration, which concluded in 1939. She was promoted to Glory in 1950 at age 84. Seated on the platform among many other notables, are Helen Keller (author and the first deaf/blind person to earn a bachelor of arts degree), Salvationists Joe the Turk (Armenian–born evangelist, preacher, and activist), and Tom Ferguson (Jamaican–born songwriter, musician, and poet).

Sowing Seeds

Genovese sweet basil seeds  bloom in a high–tech indoor farm operated by the Akron (Citadel), Ohio, Corps. Akron public school children, as well as kids from the corps, care for the plants and learn about hydroponic farming. “We’re really committed to ending this cycle of intergenerational poverty through education,” said Marian Calvin, director of development for the corps. (For more information, see Farmers of the Future in the September 2018 issue of SAconnects magazine.)

Want to develop your green thumb? Plant a garden!

Even in February, when soil is still too wet and cold in most parts of the country, you can plant seeds indoors and jump–start your garden. Some of the easiest projects are broccoli, lettuce, and tomatoes. You can also start many flowers indoors.