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April 2011 Blog Posts (47)

In Need of Schools and Producers for Pediatric Obesity Grant for SW Missouri!!

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…

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Added by Angela Jenkins on April 30, 2011 at 10:49am — 2 Comments

The Farm Bill Forum Tonight, 6-8pm, at the Botanical Center. If you eat, be there!

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 — 2 Comments

BOTANICAL CENTER LIBRARY & STAINED GLASS TO BE DEDICATED APRIL 30, 2011

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.…

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Added by George Deatz on April 28, 2011 at 7:30am — No Comments

Armed FDA agents steal natural health products meant for autistic children.

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…

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Added by Joe Tittiger on April 27, 2011 at 3:41pm — 6 Comments

The Farm Bill Forum This Friday evening, 6-8pm, at the Botanical Center. If you eat, be there!

2011-04-29-FarmForum-SPFIELD-FLYERV2.pdf

 

Please come to:



                                                          America's Local Food Future



                                        The Farm Bill…

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Added by Ruell Chappell on April 27, 2011 at 10:52am — No Comments

Nixa Azalea Festival Schedule Sat, April 30 & Sun, May 1 -- Saturday, "Azalea City" Award to Nixa

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 — No Comments

community gardens

hi!

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?

thanks!

becky

Added by Becky Holcomb on April 26, 2011 at 5:18pm — No Comments

Writing local food ordinances to thwart the Evil USDA.

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…

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Added by Joe Tittiger on April 26, 2011 at 10:13am — 3 Comments

Herbal Oatmeal Scrub

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.

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Added by Springfield Area Herb Society on April 25, 2011 at 2:14pm — No Comments

Sweet Potatoes - How To Start Your Own

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…

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Added by Joseph's Page on April 24, 2011 at 9:17pm — 2 Comments

BUTTERFLY HOUSE DOCENTS NEEDED; ORIENTATION APRIL 27

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 — No Comments

Local Winner in Missouri Department of Agriculture “10,000 Gardens Challenge”

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…

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Added by George Deatz on April 23, 2011 at 7:58am — 2 Comments

Staph found in half of US meat, suggests antibiotic overuse

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…

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Added by OmegaFarms on April 22, 2011 at 8:11pm — No Comments

Blue Hill becomes third town in Maine to pass food freedom law

(NaturalNews) 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 — 1 Comment

TRAGEDY: ATTRA FUNDS ELIMINATED

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…

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Added by Patricia Patterson Tursi on April 21, 2011 at 8:30am — No Comments

www.springfevergreenhouse.com

 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…

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Added by Olee Jobe on April 20, 2011 at 5:30pm — 1 Comment

PHOTO OPPS AND EGGS ABOUND EASTER WEEKEND, APRIL 23-24, AT BOTANICAL CENTER

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…

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Added by George Deatz on April 19, 2011 at 5:47pm — No Comments

MAKE EARTH DAY ‘A PICNIC FOR THE PLANET’ APRIL 22 AT BOTANICAL CENTER

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.…

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Added by George Deatz on April 19, 2011 at 7:08am — No Comments

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