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March 2011 Blog Posts (41)

Photo contest announced for nature lovers of Nathanael Greene/Close Memorial Park

Photo contest announced for nature lovers
The first annual Nature in the Park Photography Competition has been announced by Friends of the Garden of Nathanael Greene/Close Memorial Garden & Park, the Southwest Missouri Camera Club and Greene Magazine. The competition is open to all ages with entries accepted…
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Added by George Deatz on March 31, 2011 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Message From Water... Emoto

For the people who were enthralled by Emoto's  Message of Water,  author Emoto has sent a prayer request via Spirit of Ma'at.  Although the time for group prayer is past, we cam send individual positive messages to the water.... see below...for a brief video of Emoto's research...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nWn4QF6dCwM…

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Added by Patricia Patterson Tursi on March 30, 2011 at 1:33pm — No Comments

Ancient Grains Bread

I live down in Stone County hear Branson West and Kimberling City, MO. When I can get into Springfield, I try to go to a Farmers' Market if on a market day or to Homegrown Foods, which has a lot to offer of natural, organic, non-GMO produce and meats and breads.  But, in between those visits where I forage for food, I buy locally and try to demand local at every opportunity...

 

Recently, I found a great bread at Country Mart (Price Cutter) in Branson West.  No, it is not…

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Added by Shirah Miriam "Mimi" Aumann on March 29, 2011 at 9:08am — No Comments

Tomato Hills (used to make up an important part of the Ozarks economy)

Thought everyone might enjoy some Ozarks History if one of my favorite web-sites called State of the Ozarks. Be sure to sign up for the newsletter. Here's a recent article I enjoyed about the history of tomatos in the Ozarks.

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Added by Aubree Taylor on March 29, 2011 at 7:59am — 1 Comment

RAW MILK SYMPOSIUM

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Added by Patricia Patterson Tursi on March 28, 2011 at 1:26pm — No Comments

Perennial Grains – Perennial Solution, Annual Grains Feed The World

Perennial Grains – Perennial Solution, Annual Grains Feed The World

Posted by George Deatz the blog at www.friendsofthegarden.org

The Big Idea: Perennial Grains

By Robert Kunzig, Published NGM, April 2011

Photograph by Rebecca Hale

National Geographic Magazine Staff



Annual grains feed the world, but they create problems. Perennials are thrifty. Their long roots hold on to soil, water, and fertilizer, which… Continue

Added by George Deatz on March 27, 2011 at 7:50am — 1 Comment

Protein Essential to a Healthy Body, Available from Many Sources

Protein Essential to a Healthy Body, Available from Many Sources

Posted by George Deatz to the blog www.friendsofthegarden.org



LAMAR, Mo. — Most people know their bodies need protein but do they know how much protein they need, what it does for our bodies and what foods provide good sources of protein? “When most people think of protein, they know that it is important for maintenance of muscle but it has many more functions,” said… Continue

Added by George Deatz on March 26, 2011 at 4:35pm — 1 Comment

The Kitchen Community Garden

Aubree Taylor never let a cold, rainy day stop her from getting things done.  We had a nice time inside the greenhouse planting flats of tomato and pepper seeds.  Photos to follow.

Added by Dianna Russell on March 26, 2011 at 1:02pm — 2 Comments

STOP The Factory Farm Protection Bills!

This afternoon i had a conversation with Tim Gibbons from the Missouri Rural Crisis Center.  He impressed on me the importance of getting these bills voted down.  Please print out and save as congressmen and women's contact info is included.  Please read and please act this week before the session is over the 28th.  I don't ask unless it is very important. Please read and do you part.

 

 

STOP The Factory Farm Protection…

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Added by Ruell Chappell on March 25, 2011 at 5:25pm — 2 Comments

Edmond Oklahoma Dumps Agenda 21 ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability USA

Person by person, town by town, county by county, opposition to ICLEI (ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability USA) and its Agenda 21 message is growing. Edmond, Oklahoma is following the example of municipalities around the nation as they formally discontinue participation in ICLEI and local efforts toward…

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Added by OmegaFarms on March 24, 2011 at 4:24pm — No Comments

Pennsylvania County Rejects Agenda 21

 T he Mercury, March 8, reported that Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, will be letting its membership in ICLEI (International Council of Local Environmental Initiatives), lapse due to constituent pressure and dislike for ICLEI’s message, Agenda 21.

 

Montgomery County commissioners learned what that meant at a recent…

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Added by OmegaFarms on March 24, 2011 at 4:21pm — No Comments

Small Town Rejects Federal Interference, Declares Food Sovereignty

As federal agencies like the Environmental Protection Agency and the Food and Drug Administration continue to enjoy vast regulatory overreach, a tiny town in Maine decided enough is enough. Approximately 100 residents of Sedgwick, Maine unanimously approved a so-called food sovereignty initiative at a March 5 town meeting, which will allow food producers in the…

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Added by OmegaFarms on March 24, 2011 at 4:06pm — 1 Comment

C-Street Market is looking for Local Produce vendors

Please click on this link if you are interested in vending at the C-Street Market. We are expanding the market this year and looking for local farmer's to sell produce, meat, eggs, jams, seedlings and other hand-made items. This is a wonderful community right in the center of Springfied located by the Jefferson Avenue Footbridge on Historic Commercial Street.

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Added by Aubree Taylor on March 24, 2011 at 8:07am — No Comments

Meet your local Farmer

The first day of Spring was last Sunday and so far the weather has been great for spring planting this week.

At Farmers Gastropub we are proud to support our local farmers and 2 of them have volunteered to come to the pub to show you what they do to bring us all great local food.

On Thursday (tomorrow) from 5PM till 9 PM the Scarrow family from Ozarks Natural Foods will be in the pub to talk about and show why local foods have better taste and nutrient value. We will be…

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Added by Bill Griffiths on March 23, 2011 at 10:36am — No Comments

The Herb Garden Guide – Information you can use!

The Herb Garden Guide – Information you can use!

Posted by George Deatz to the blog www.friendsofthegarden.org

The Herb Garden Guide – Information you can use!



The Herb Garden Guide’s website says, “Many people think of fresh herbs as mysterious seasonings best left to advanced or “gourmet” cooks. The truth is that flavorful herbs are a must for beginners. Once you start to use herbs, it’s amazing how fast… Continue

Added by George Deatz on March 22, 2011 at 4:04pm — No Comments

Farmer appreciation week at Farmer's Gastropub

This Thursday (March 24) from 5 to 9 pm Ozarks Natural Foods will be at the Farmer's Gastropub to talk about local, great tasting, healthy food, and sustainable agriculture. Come down and have a bite to eat (perhaps some of our locally raised grassfed beef), talk with us about your needs and wishes for local food and have some fun!

Added by Alan Scarrow on March 21, 2011 at 10:47pm — No Comments

News release for the first annual "Nature in the Park" Photography Competition

Friends of the Garden, the Southwest Missouri Camera Club and GREENE Magazine are cooperating to sponsor the first annual Nature in the Park Photography Competition. The competition is open to both adults and children (under 12). Entries will be accepted through June 30, 2011, and displayed for public viewing in the atrium at the Springfield-Greene County Botanical Center, 2400 South Scenic.



Winners will be announced during the third annual Friends of the Garden Butterfly Festival… Continue

Added by George Deatz on March 20, 2011 at 5:11pm — No Comments

Kickapoo Edge Prairie community work day schedule starting April 6th – Close Memorial Park

Kickapoo Edge Prairie community work day schedule starting April 6th



Join Friends of the Garden and Missouri Prairie Foundation member Rick Mayer for a work day organized to improve the Kickapoo Edge Prairie at Nathanael Greene/Close Memorial Park http://www.friendsofthegarden.org/the-gardens/140-native-prairie-garden/215-native-prairie-garden



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Added by George Deatz on March 17, 2011 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Trying to get order together for the course grind Azomite.

If you are interested in the 44 pound bags of Azomite let me know.

They will probably run $35 a bag and have to be pre-ordered.

 

If you can get a  better price please let me know and we will go in with you instead.

 

Thanks and blessings.

 

Joe

Added by Joe Tittiger on March 16, 2011 at 4:16pm — 10 Comments

OUTDOOR LIVING PARTY MARCH 20 BENEFITS TWO NONPROFITS

Friends of the Garden, Springfield, MO

www.friendsofthegarden.org

News release, March 14, 2011

By Jeanne Duffey



OUTDOOR LIVING PARTY MARCH 20 BENEFITS TWO NONPROFITS



Two nonprofit organizations, Friends of the Garden and Ozark Greenways, will benefit from the largesse of a Springfield retailer on Sunday, March 20.



A silent auction of more than 30 outdoor products, services and items will be held from… Continue

Added by George Deatz on March 15, 2011 at 5:35pm — No Comments

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