OK so........here's what our community has been working on. We've finally identified a way to effect the school systems on a wide spread basis but we need some schools that are willing to help us implement the plan. Well Fed Neighbor will be coupling with a local health system, local college and university and other community partners. In fact, the more partners we have, the better because the premise for the grant is rebuilding a regional food system.
How do I know if my… Continue
Added by Angela Jenkins on April 30, 2011 at 10:49am —
Farm Bill Forum Flyer
The Farm Bill has all to do with what is subsidized and what insurance is offered for. It's time some things changed. If you are a producer, a coop owner, a market owner or a consumer.... you need to know what your tax dollars are being spent on.
Added by Ruell Chappell on April 29, 2011 at 8:37am —
News Release April 21, 2011
Friends of the Garden, Springfield, MO
Written by Jeanne Duffey
BOTANICAL CENTER LIBRARY & STAINED GLASS TO BE DEDICATED APRIL 30, 2011
Staff and volunteers at the not-yet-year-old Springfield-Greene County Botanical Center at Nathanael Greene-Close Memorial Park continue to add features that stimulate the intellect and stir the senses.
At 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 30, the newly created Lois K.…
Added by George Deatz on April 28, 2011 at 7:30am —
If for some reason you think that the FDA or the USDA have any purpose to exist or are much different from Hitlers SS I ask you to read an account of a recent raid of Oregon-based Maxam Nutraceutics. They are implementing the United Nations Codex Alimentarius bureaucratically under the auspices of the great pretender Barry Soetoro. They are telling all of us very clearly that we have no right to the medical care of our choice just as they are telling us that we have no right to choose… Continue
Added by Joe Tittiger on April 27, 2011 at 3:41pm —
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Added by Ruell Chappell on April 27, 2011 at 10:52am —
Nixa Azalea Festival Schedule Sat, April 30 & Sun, May 1 -- Saturday, "Azalea City" Award to Nixa
This year's Azalea Festival will once again feature ART IN THE GARDEN, a celebration of local artistic talent including painters, potters, woodworkers, coppersmith, weaver, jewelry artist, etc. Live music performed by local artists will grace our nursery on both Saturday and Sunday afternoon, with extended hours on Saturday evening. Plus the Nixa Azalea Garden Tour… Continue
Added by George Deatz on April 27, 2011 at 9:00am —
I was just wanting to know more about helping out in the community gardens. I got an email a while back about how we might be able to go whenever we have time and there will be a clipboard that tell us things that need to be done. Is that true? If so, where is that and when can I start?
Added by Becky Holcomb on April 26, 2011 at 5:18pm —
Sedgwick Maine local farmers were faced with a dilemma. The Unconstitutional USDA was leaning on the state health board to reinterpret the law exempting producers of ranged chickens from regulation. The USDA was threatening to withhold funding unless the state regulators violated the God given inalienable rights of the state's citizens.
A few of the local small farmers in Sedgwich Maine got together for a pot luck dinner and came up with the idea of a local town ordinance… Continue
Added by Joe Tittiger on April 26, 2011 at 10:13am —
The 2011 March meeting of the Springfield Area Herb Society had speaker, Rexella bring a class on "Homemade Skin Care & Makeup". Everyone received recipes and were able to sample the many products that were made. Below is a recipe from the class. You are invited to attend the Springfield Area Herb Society held at the Botanical Center in Springfield. Become one of our friends here at Well Fed Neighbor.
Added by Springfield Area Herb Society on April 25, 2011 at 2:14pm —
Added by Nick Helm on April 25, 2011 at 9:41am —
In an effort to step on foot further into sustainability, I have tried to venture into starting my own sweet potato slip. I have been told by most in the area that it is difficult. But after reading info from different universities like Purdue and Illinois, and also e-how, I am of the opinion that this should be a rather simple task.
Please feel free to add to this if your… Continue
Added by Joseph's Page on April 24, 2011 at 9:17pm —
BUTTERFLY HOUSE DOCENTS NEEDED; ORIENTATION APRIL 27
Scott Cunningham knows that Springfield area residents are attracted to the insects often referred to as “flying flowers.” Last year, more than 15,000 people of all ages visited the Dr. Bill Roston Butterfly House at Nathanael Greene/Close Memorial Park. The Friends of the Garden volunteer expects that number to increase to 20,000 when the facility opens for the season on May 14.
To accommodate these butterfly enthusiasts and… Continue
Added by George Deatz on April 24, 2011 at 5:33pm —
Local Winner in Missouri Department of Agriculture “10,000 Gardens Challenge”
Information with photographs furnished by Frank Shipe
Bill Buron is the latest winner of a $500 gift certificate (from the Tractor Supply Company) in the Missouri Department of Agriculture’s “10,000 Gardens Challenge,” a program the MDA says “encourages all Missourians to get their hands dirty” in the effort to get 10,000 gardens growing across the state.
Bill, has been gardening for some 40… Continue
Added by George Deatz on April 23, 2011 at 7:58am —
Risky forms of Staph bacteria are showing up in supermarkets at “unexpectedly high rates” and is raising the concerns of the U.S. meat and poultry industries.
Submitted by Roz Zurko on 2011-04-16
According to the Translational Genomics Research Institute in Phoenix, samples of meat and poultry taken nationwide… Continue
Added by OmegaFarms on April 22, 2011 at 8:11pm —
) Within the past several months, numerous towns in Maine, and one in Vermont, have proposed or enacted food sovereignty laws that declare, plainly, that the federal government has no business telling citizens what food products they can and cannot buy or sell locally. Representing the… Continue
Added by OmegaFarms on April 22, 2011 at 12:44am —
In 1914, the Smith-Lever Act established funding for agricultural education and the extension division of land-grant colleges was established.
These land grant colleges were established to help rural and other low-income students with access to higher education. These were established, not to help corporations, but to educate the less wealthy rural populations. These land-grant colleges were one of the best things that our government has done. In 1972, Washington State… Continue
Added by Patricia Patterson Tursi on April 21, 2011 at 8:30am —
New site is www.springfevergreenhouse.com
This is a new step for us and I am very impressed with the person who helped set this up for us.
Lots of pages and lots of information. lists of Heirloom tomatoes and pictures as well.
Maps to our three locations and pictures of the home place , hoping to get you to come visit.
all comments welcome, for those that don't know us , we are a full time growing greenhouse… Continue
Added by Olee Jobe on April 20, 2011 at 5:30pm —
PHOTO OPPS AND EGGS ABOUND EASTER WEEKEND, APRIL 23-24, AT BOTANICAL CENTER
Friends of the Garden news release www.friendsofthegarden.org
Written by Jeanne Duffey
Flowering trees and bulbs, peonies and newly emerging foliage at the Springfield-Greene County Botanical Center, 2400 S. Scenic Ave., will provide a variety of photo opportunities during Easter weekend, April 23-24, says Katie Steinhoff, coordinator of the facility in… Continue
Added by George Deatz on April 19, 2011 at 5:47pm —
MAKE EARTH DAY ‘A PICNIC FOR THE PLANET’ APRIL 22 AT BOTANICAL CENTER
Friends of the Garden news release April 18, 2011
By Jeanne Duffey
“It will be a picnic for the planet,” said Katie Steinhoff, coordinator of the Springfield-Greene County Botanical Center about plans for Earth Day from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Friday, April 22.
The free event at the Botanical Center in Nathanael Greene/Close Memorial Park includes creative critter crafts made from recycled materials.… Continue
Added by George Deatz on April 19, 2011 at 7:08am —
Added by Nick Helm on April 18, 2011 at 11:30am —