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January 2011 Blog Posts (46)

Missouri Organic Association Conference Offers Sessions for the Public Feb. 10-12, 2011

Missouri Organic Association Conference Offers Sessions for the Public Feb. 10-12, 2011



Hundreds of farmers from across the state will gather in Springfield for the Missouri Organic Association Annual Conference 2011 Feb. 10-12 at the Ramada Oasis Conference Center at 2546 N. Glenstone Ave.



The public is welcome to attend individual workshops for $30 per workshop. Choose from 36 hands-on workshops including: making herbal essences and tinctures, organic pest… Continue

Added by George Deatz on January 31, 2011 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Alert!

 

Not Yet Got IT? Then Get IT!You Got IT!!

 

Saturday morning, March 5th at Hughes Brothers Theater in Branson, MO, Branson members of Well Fed Neighbor are having an event at which both Gaylan and Ruell will be appearing. The premier movie that is now in process of being filmed will be shown, along with star entertainment and very healthy food. This event is to encourage the community and to also make the community aware of the garden that was established last year for…

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Added by JoAnna Burdorf on January 31, 2011 at 12:53pm — No Comments

Dried Fruit Easy to Prepare, Healthy to Eat

Dried Fruit Easy to Prepare, Healthy to Eat



BUFFALO, Mo. – There has been resurgence in dried foods according to Christeena Haynes, a nutrition and health education specialist with University of Missouri Extension.



“Interest in drying has grown but it is one of the oldest methods of food preservation,” said Haynes. “Part of the popularity may be that dried foods can be eaten alone or used in cooking.”



Drying actually takes the moisture out of food and… Continue

Added by George Deatz on January 29, 2011 at 6:00pm — No Comments

A Working Aquaponic System In West Plains, Missouri.   http://www.townsqr.com/snsaqua/page2.htm



A Working Aquaponic System In West Plains, Missouri.

 

http://www.townsqr.com/snsaqua/page2.htm

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Added by Dale Wayne Jackson on January 26, 2011 at 11:30pm — No Comments

“Chickens in the Backyard” Workshop Feb. 26 Offers Timely Advice for Springfield, Area Residents

“Chickens in the Backyard” Workshop Feb. 26 Offers Timely Advice for Springfield, Area Residents

Posted on January 25, by George Deatz to the FOG News Blog www.friendsofthegarden.org



SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — A recent ordinance change in Springfield makes it lawful for urban residents to raise chickens for eggs and meat.



That law change has also led to requests for information on raising poultry at the University of Missouri… Continue

Added by George Deatz on January 25, 2011 at 6:09pm — 1 Comment

One Big Store: Michelle Obama & Walmart

Please visit my Huffington Post blog here:

 

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/daniel-krotz/one-big-store_b_813201.html

 

Thanks!

Added by daniel krotz on January 25, 2011 at 5:38pm — No Comments

A Couple of Questions I've gotten....

Yesterday I was asked why i don't speak much about farmers markets. I don't because they exist. Farmers Markets, Community Sponsored Agriculture (CSAs), and other models are already on the ground here and growing in number and sales yearly. I love to go to FMs personally.

However, Missouri can only produce about 5% of the food necessary to support its population. Add that to the facts that,…

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Added by Ruell Chappell on January 25, 2011 at 10:33am — No Comments

Showing the movie "Fresh"

A friend in Bozeman, Montana just wrote me about the movie, Fresh, which was shown in Bozeman recently.  The philosophy of the film seems to fit in well with the philosophy of the WFNA.  I could not find any showings scheduled for MO.  If done in a home meeting, we could purchase it for $37.  If more than a home setting, the license to show is $100.  Any interest?   mtlady46@gmail.com

Added by Susan Brewer on January 24, 2011 at 10:36pm — 1 Comment

How to Plan a Garden Plot

How to Plan a Garden Plot

Posted by George Deatz to the News Blog www.friendsofthegarden.org

Orginal posting on www.gardenguides.com



It’s not too early in the year to start planning a garden plot. The process can seem like a large task, but broken down into steps it is quite doable in an afternoon. The most important things to remember are how much room you have and what you and your… Continue

Added by George Deatz on January 24, 2011 at 6:21pm — No Comments

Food Ag Freedom Discussion Held

SPRINGFIELD - I attended the food ag freedom discussion sponsored by Greater Ozarks Property Rights Congress on Tuesday of last week. Doreen Hannes was the speaker.  Click this hot link to read the "JackeHammer" report:

 

 Food Ag Freedom Discussion…

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Added by Jackie Melton on January 23, 2011 at 10:11pm — 1 Comment

Federated Garden Clubs Garden in Nathanael Greene/Close Memorial Park

Federated Garden Clubs Garden in Nathanael Greene/Close Memorial Park



Look what popped up on the "world wide web" this morning! An interesting web page featuring the Federated Garden Clubs Garden in Nathanael Greene/Close Memorial Park.



I know you will enjoy it. Frank Shipe the creator of www.OzarksGardens.com has done an outstanding job featuring the garden on his website at this link:… Continue

Added by George Deatz on January 23, 2011 at 10:07am — No Comments

The Cavalry is NOT coming...

If you have decided that our future, as a global partner, is not bright, do something about it. Don't rail at the government and your elected officials. That is nothing but distraction. Only WE can change our life on the ground in our home. Only a vibrant, sustainable economic engine will do what legislation has failed to do for the last 60 years. How do we do that? We grow local. We buy local. We eat Local. Locally grown/raised food is our…

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Added by Ruell Chappell on January 18, 2011 at 11:25am — 3 Comments

The Sacred Act Of Eating

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Deepa S. IyerResearcher, Innovations for Successful Societies

Posted: January 14, 2011 07:14 PM

The Sacred Act of Eating: A Hindu Foodie's Daily Ritual



In my great grandmother's house in Thanjavur, a small town in Tamil Nadu, every meal represented an elaborate ritual. Each night, she washed a fresh set of clothes for the next morning (always a colorful nine yards sari and its blouse) and hung them atop the highest… Continue

Added by Ruell Chappell on January 16, 2011 at 1:37pm — 1 Comment

I See Children

I enjoy every day now. Rich, poor, sick, healthy, runners, watchers, geeks, techno peasants, black, white, yellow, brown, red, martian, we all eat and food IS the common thread. Not only is the pursuit of Local food an "all good" cause with regards to food security, local economy, jobs, health and the ultimate sustainability of our children and their children to come, but it is the topic that draws us together. I see it in every meeting. As i look…

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Added by Ruell Chappell on January 16, 2011 at 12:11pm — 1 Comment

2011 Master Gardener Training Program Starts Jan 25 With Orientation Jan 18 - Are You Registered?

2011 Master Gardener Training Program Class Agenda January 25 - March 3, 1 -4 pm [with snow days]



Tuesday, January 25 | Introduction What is Horticulture? & Plant Propagation

Patrick Byers: Horticulture Specialist, Greene County Southwest Region, University of Missouri Extension



Thursday, January 27 | Trees in the Landscape

Cindy Garner: Urban Forester, Missouri Department of…

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Added by George Deatz on January 16, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments

The Beekeepers Association of the Ozarks is Offering a Second Beekeeping Class Feb 5th

The Beekeepers Association of the Ozarks is offering a second beekeeping class sponsored by Friends of the Garden http://friendsofthegarden.org/fog-blog/ at The Botanical Center on Saturday February 5th starting at 9am.  This will combine all the topics into a one day class.  The class will run in two 4 hour…

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Added by George Deatz on January 15, 2011 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Garden Insect Pest Identification Web Sites

Posted on January 15, 2011 by George, Daily News www.friendsofthegarden.org



Garden Insect Pest Identification Web Sites

The 1st Step in Controlling Insect Pests is Know What They Are

By Marie Iannotti, About.com Guide

Posted on FB by Garden Narurally Group



You can expect some type of insect pest to attack plants in your garden. That’s nature. Not every insect in the garden is the enemy. To control insects in… Continue

Added by George Deatz on January 15, 2011 at 8:53am — 1 Comment

Mother Earth News

Organic Seed Companies Respond to Increasing Demand



By Barbara Pleasant



Last fall, we invited about 200 seed companies from across the United States and Canada to share their thoughts and observations on the subject of organic garden seeds. Are more companies selling organic seed? What are some reasons why companies aren’t offering them? How important is organic seed to customers?



From the survey responses, we learned that High Mowing Organic Seeds, Seeds of… Continue

Added by Rachel A Garner on January 14, 2011 at 9:33pm — No Comments

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