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PRESS RELEASE:  February 26, 2003

      CONTACT:  Dan Pernokis
      Candlenut Books
      66 Millwood St., Sault Ste. Marie, ON
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      Tel:  (705) 946-2882


Sault Author at CANADA BLOOMS Flower & Garden Show

Dr. Gina Mohammed, Sault Ste. Marie research scientist and author, will be attending a pair of book-signings at CANADA BLOOMS, the Toronto Flower & Garden Show.  She will be one of the authors featured at the GARDEN POSSABILITIES booth.  Gina will be on hand from 3:30 to 5:00 pm on Friday March 14th and Saturday March 15th.

Dr. Mohammed has studied the behaviour and physiology of plants for over 20 years.  She has distilled her observations into a book of 100 inspirational reflections called "Catnip and Kerosene Grass What Plants Teach Us About Life".  The book draws upon scientific knowledge and anecdotal information about plants to encourage and challenge people.

Gina Mohammed holds a PhD in Biology (Plant Physiology) from Simon Fraser University in British Columbia and a BSc in Biology from the University of Toronto.  She has been a research scientist for more than 20 years and has written over 120 articles for scientific and popular audiences, as well as several chapters in university textbooks.  She is presently an advisor to the European Space Agency.

CANADA BLOOMS is at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre (South Building) from Wednesday March 12th through Sunday March 16th.  The show is open from 10:00 am to 9:00 pm every day, except for closing Sunday at 6:00 pm.

Catnip and Kerosene Grass - Cover Page

"Catnip and Kerosene Grass" is published in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario by Candlenut Books.  Excerpts, cover images, and author biography are available at our web site:  www.CandlenutBooks.com

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