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June 2010 Blog Posts (38)

Verde Food Council Voice of the Hungry Action Plan

mso-bidi-font-family:"Lucida Grande";color:#5E5E5E"">Since so much effort is going into the movement toward community sustainability these days, I believe

it is a critical time to begin to work together in collaboration. As I

read though all that is going on in so many different organizations toward this

goal, I am amazed how all-pervasive these efforts seem to be. At the…

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Added by Debra Emmanuelle on June 30, 2010 at 8:22pm — No Comments

Heads Up! Woodie and Janet in the morning at just after 9 a.m. I think.

I’ve been kindly asked to the home of Woodie and Janet, KGBX, 105.9, at 9 bells tomorrow morning to talk about the Well-Fed Neighbor Alliance. Please find their link below.

http://www.kgbx.com/main.html…

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Added by Ruell Chappell on June 30, 2010 at 10:48am — No Comments

Japanese beetles bug gardeners as they strip foliage - News-Leader Article

Japanese beetles bug gardeners as they strip foliage - News-Leader Article



Friends of the Garden participated in the following News-Leader article, Japanese beetles bug gardeners as they strip foliage. It's about our "little garden friends" the ever hungry Japanese beetles. They have stripped all of the ornamental purple leaf plums at Close Park in just a few days, plus of course, many other plants.



How are your plants doing? Jeanne D. has declared war! Bob C. is not far… Continue

Added by George Deatz on June 30, 2010 at 7:12am — No Comments

Bill Roston Butterfly House, Close Memorial Park - Weekly Update June 28, 2010

Bill Roston Butterfly House, Close Memorial Park - Weekly Update June 28, 2010

Information provided by Scott Cunningham, coordinator



Thanks to all of the volunteers who worked last week, Sandy R-June 22 and June 26, Daniel B-June 26, Kim/Maya F-June 27, Dorothy T-June 22



Bob K and Buck K - worked June 26 during the Bluegrass Festival and for more butterfly deliveries.

Chris/Deb B for their continued work in the house and the park. The trees are sprouting… Continue

Added by George Deatz on June 28, 2010 at 7:29pm — No Comments

milking time

Just recieved our milk check. WOW How can this continue. This country is in for a suprise someday. 2010 impute costs 1977 pay prices how fun. We want to bottle our own milk for local sales only. We are sick and tired of Dean Foods and those like them destroying our livelihood by there greed. We just want a fair price for our product.What is wrong with that.We are all natural no hormones of any kind cows are on pasture year round and our show string is nationally recognized. The time has come to… Continue

Added by Rich Townsend on June 28, 2010 at 1:35pm — No Comments

This is Butterfly Season, how you can help!

This is Butterfly Season, how you can help!

Submitted by Cindy Willis

www.friendsofthegarden.org BLOG June 28, 2010



While we all fuss over the holes in our plants caused by this year’s Japanese Beetles, it’s good to be reminded that sometimes a little munching on the plants is a good thing – if it is being done by caterpillars. Caterpillars are eating machines! Most adult butterflies eat little or nothing, so all the energy… Continue

Added by George Deatz on June 28, 2010 at 7:20am — No Comments

Just plain folk

I love the individuals in our alliance.

Almost to a man ( woman ) we are different, in our life experience, our beliefs, our religions, our political persuasions, and yet........ here we are. Although I'm still trying to figure out who THEY are, THEY said it couldn't be done. Why then are we doing it? Because there is something bigger, higher minded, more important, critically basic to our lives, and the sustainable lives of our children, than our own personal beliefs. There is…

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Added by Ruell Chappell on June 27, 2010 at 11:57am — 4 Comments

Looking to the future

I currently live in southern Illinois, but am retiring in August and will be moving to Springfield next year. I am not sure yet if I will be buying a house or renting an apartment for awhile. I do plan on opening a storefront with recyled clothing down between St. John's and Cox, somewhere along National or one of the side streets. I have three members of my extended family in Springfield, all homeowners. I will use some or all of their yards to grow stuff.

Added by Kathryn DeToy on June 26, 2010 at 1:15pm — 1 Comment

mother´s email

another great email snip from my sweet mother... and yes, Tina, I want to be a part all the time!
"I am having a lot of fun with Well-fed neighbor. Did I tell you that I've started a worm bed, yep, right in one of our old bath tubs. We also have 15 more hens. We bought out Bill Christenson's chickens. They are all getting acquainted, they just arrived last night.
I've got beets waiting for me to harvest. Gotta go,"

Added by charity blansit on June 25, 2010 at 10:25am — No Comments

Blurgrass & Blossoms Concert, June 26 and Park Provides Free Weekend Tram

Park Provides Free Weekend Tram and Blurgrass & Blossoms Concert, June 26



Publicity for the park and this weekend's Bluegrass & Blossoms concert continues. The following was published on page 11 of the News-Leader Weekend section.



At his hour Kenny Knauer is doing another live interview about the Bluegrass & Blossoms Concert on KSPR 33 with Joe Daues. Way to go Kenny!



See you at the concert from 1:00 to 5:00 pm this Saturday. George



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Added by George Deatz on June 25, 2010 at 9:38am — No Comments

GMO defeat and New Rulings on Beef..... read below, it's a good day for local food.

Thanks to Donna (WFNA) and Mike from Colorado Springs, we have two great things to report.... Read both!

They are due, in no small part, to the emphais on and demand of local food! If you want to KNOW YOUR FOOD, it must be local. If…

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Added by Ruell Chappell on June 22, 2010 at 2:00pm — 3 Comments

Biodynamic Farming and Compost Preparation - Alternative Farming Methods

Biodynamic agriculture was the first ecological farming system to arise in response to commercial

fertilizers and specialized agriculture after the turn of the century, yet it remains largely unknown to the

modern farmer and land-grant university system. The contribution of biodynamics to organic agriculture is significant, however, and warrants more attention. The following provides an overview of biodynamic

farming and includes additional details…
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Added by Aubree Taylor on June 22, 2010 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Health Benefits of Gardening Impact Entire Body, Family

Information provided by

UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI EXTENSION

SOUTHWEST REGIONAL NEWS SERVICE

Posted to the blog at www.friendsofthegarden.org



Health Benefits of Gardening Impact Entire Body, Family



The health benefits of gardening extend far beyond the fresh vegetables picked and eaten during the summer according to Tammy Roberts, a nutrition and health education specialist with University of Missouri…

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Added by George Deatz on June 21, 2010 at 7:04pm — No Comments

Thoughtful Demand must replace Contrived Demand

First, let me thank all for the coming to the WFNA picnic! It was a wonderful day ( even with the storm) and a lot was accomplished. I’ve heard from many of you how enjoyed the day, Russ Kremer’s speech, etc. It was truly a great day that gave birth to the “Gateway Farm” as a destination for conversation, education, entertainment and, in general, promotion of our

“Local Food, Local Jobs”…

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Added by Ruell Chappell on June 21, 2010 at 1:11pm — No Comments

Celebrating a Well-Fed Lifestyle - Picnic Gateway Farm - KOLR 10 Video Saturday, June 16

Celebrating a Well-Fed Lifestyle - Picnic Gateway Farm

KOLR 10 Television Video Saturday, June 19, 6:00 pm news

Video link: http://ozarksfirst.com/fulltext/?nxd_id=283425

Script: (Springfield, MO) -- Their goal is to re-localize food and jobs, and today they had a picnic to celebrate.

The Well-Fed Neighbor Alliance gathered at Gateway…

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Added by George Deatz on June 20, 2010 at 11:38am — No Comments

Maybe We Were Meant To Feed Our Own? See... this is the only way sustainability works.

Now there's a novel idea! This from the New York Times. If nothing else, read the little intro quote. This is EXACTLY what the WFNA says every day! Grow our food locally. Create food security. Create a sustainable local economy with jobs. Pretty simple really. We are doing it! Thanks to all that attended the picnic! It could not have been better! I will be posting pix and vids soon!…

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Added by Ruell Chappell on June 20, 2010 at 10:23am — No Comments

1000 Gardens Benefit by local band, The Seed

Hello foodies! It's been a while since I've posted and/or seen a lot of you. Hopefully I'll get to reconnect with some of you at the WFNA picnic on Saturday.



You've probably already heard something from Aubree about this, but I thought I'd make a personal announcement about a fund raising event being held on July 30 to support the 1000 Gardens Project and the processing of local music album.



Local band, The Seed, is holding a… Continue

Added by Christy on June 18, 2010 at 7:03pm — 1 Comment

“Beginning Vegetable and Fruit Growers Workshop” June 25 still has room

Information provided by

UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI EXTENSION

SOUTHWEST REGION NEWS SERVICE

Posted to the blog at www.friendsofthegarden.org

“Beginning Vegetable and Fruit Growers Workshop” June 25 still has room



SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- University of Missouri Extension will host a “Beginning Vegetable and Fruit Growers Workshop” from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, June 25 at the Library Station, 2535 North Kansas…

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Added by George Deatz on June 18, 2010 at 6:51am — No Comments

Updated Listing of U-Pick Fruit Operations in Greene and Adjoining Counties Available from MU Extension

Information provided by:

UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI EXTENSION

SOUTHWEST REGION NEWS SERVICE

David Burton, civic communication specialist

Posted to the blog at www.friendsofthegarden.org



Updated Listing of U-Pick Fruit Operations in Greene and Adjoining Counties Available from MU Extension



SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Agriculture and marketing specialists with the University of Missouri say Farmer’s Markets and…

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Added by George Deatz on June 17, 2010 at 6:54am — No Comments

Land that would be great for farming is for sale for cheap

I am helping a single mom who really needs to sell this beautiful land. It is an amazing piece of land that would be perfect for a cooperative to grow tons of food, have a training center, a retreat center, and create community. For only a little more than $2100 an acre, it includes a large sturdy house, out buildings, best well on the mountain, and much more. Check it out at… Continue

Added by Patricia Mikkelson on June 17, 2010 at 12:16am — No Comments

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