Added by George Deatz on April 30, 2010 at 5:39pm — No Comments
As I write I’m getting ready to go to Branson to play with the Daredevils. I know I’ll see some of you there and I look forward to a great day! Now, yesterday, Joe Maxwell, Galen, Donna, and I met with the Springfield Public School System, two locally owned Wholesalers ( Packers Distributing and Springfield Grocers) and more producers. Everyone sees the need, is hearing the message and looking…Continue
Added by Ruell Chappell on April 30, 2010 at 9:37am — No Comments
Happy Arbor Day!
I planted 3 tiny apple trees this morning, they are the ones I grafted a few weeks ago in that class. I hope they make it, they look good and there is growth above the graft point ;)
Added by Jen Kenning on April 29, 2010 at 9:16pm — No Comments
For the last few weeks we have been meeting with producers, processors, wholesalers, restaurant owners, independent supermarkets and institutions in an attempt, under the experienced direction of Joe Maxwell and Russ Kremer, to assess the business viability of a local food, local product coop . Today those meeting continue. I can tell you that our message is resonating . Everyone…Continue
Added by Ruell Chappell on April 29, 2010 at 10:19am — No Comments
Added by Shannon McKaig-Buffington on April 28, 2010 at 10:16pm — No Comments
This Blog is dedicated to strengthening communication between Farmer's Markets Organizers, Vendors, and Customers. It is hoped that locations, times and EVENTS will be contributed.
Reviews by Customers and Recaps of recent markets will be welcome. Hopefully this blog will be a running account of the interaction between area Farmer's Markets to promote exposure and inform interested individuals in the growing variety and availability of local markets and locally produced…Continue
If you read "Omnivore's Dilemma" you know about Monsanto
By MARY CLARE JALONICK
Associated Press Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - Supreme Court justices are questioning a lower
court's decision that has prohibited biotech giant Monsanto Co.
from selling genetically engineered alfalfa seeds, possibly paving
the way for the company to distribute the seeds for the first time
The case has been closely watched by…Continue
A big thank you to Sandy Clark for telling it like it is in the Springfield News Leader today! The Well-Fed Neighbor Alliance is extremely proud of its appeal to all. It’s easy when you realize that government has nothing for us. Politics is nothing but distraction. So, instead of arguing back and forth, left vs. right, liberal vs. conservative, let’s talk about something real!…Continue
I didn’t blog today because I’ve got a lot of docs to get done by Thursday for the WFNA, LTD 501c submission. Not fun stuff but , thanks to Connie Chadwick and Joe Maxwell, we are making real, affordable progress. Now, I just want to thank all of you Well-Fed Neighbors! Our goal of taking a social site and turning it inward instead of outward is working and growing in membership at an increasing rate daily. We are 7 members short of 700! I suspect by this time tomorrow…Continue
Added by Ruell Chappell on April 26, 2010 at 10:32pm — No Comments
Texas County Community Garden in Houston, MO
Gardening is a common topic in these lovely spring days. Many green thumbs are eager to…Continue
Added by Cheryl Holtz-Gorman on April 26, 2010 at 6:48am — No Comments
I wanted to take this opportunity this morning to say THANK YOU and tell you how special each and every one of you are to the WFNA cause. Larry and Jackie Melton at the…Continue
Information provided by UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI EXTENSION SOUTHWEST REGION NEWS SERVICE
Posted to the blog at www.friendsofthegarden.org April 25, 2010
Food Quality and Exercise Among Top Ten Reasons to Garden
The top two reasons people garden in southwest Missouri are to raise safe and healthy food and to get some outdoor exercise.
Master Gardeners in Greene County were…
Added by George Deatz on April 25, 2010 at 8:16am — No Comments
I had a call from Joanna Burdorf this a.m. about the meeting at the Y in Hollister yesterday. Since Joanna is not on the computer, she asked me if I would give a report of the success of that meeting.
I attended the meeting last week at the Episcopal Church where WFN established the Branson branch. Even though attendance was small, the enthusiasm was great - with Galen Chadwick giving a moving talk about the realities we are now living with, and how we can ever hope to regain…Continue
Sun Roots or Sunchokes
(They are of the sunflower family. )…Continue
Added by Lincoln B. Justice on April 24, 2010 at 8:50am — No Comments
Moms For Local Food- April 20th,2010
Thanks to all that showed up for the 2nd Moms For Local Food Meeting! There was much great conversation and input about what is going on locally with our food. American women need to…Continue
Added by Angela Jenkins on April 24, 2010 at 7:57am — No Comments
Here is the link to PBS.orgs video of "Food Inc." This only confirms why we should only continue down the path we are on and get everyone we know to do the same.
If we are to move back to a more sustainable, more locally driven economy and food system it will be because we demanded it. I don’t have long this morning as I’m working on several documents for the 501c and the coop assessment. Ironically, the most powerful thing I can say to you doesn’t take long. Demand is the key. In every business, in every restaurant, in every hospital, in every school, Demand is the key. You must say the words……Continue
So I have always kind of seen myself as a passionate person without the know-how of how to get my ideas to make it to the 'main stage.' Slowly but surely my confidence has risen and with organizations like this Alliance I see anything is possible and passion is overflowing everywhere. Ideas are just ideas but shared ideas become reality and that is why I have come to be a part of this community because there are possibilities and we can all create change. Takers no more, we can all be…Continue
Added by Tommy Hawkins on April 22, 2010 at 10:28am — No Comments