Moms For Local Food ( Kayla G. and I) spent much of this morning at an American Cancer Society(ACS) fundraising ride this morning. I was hot but our time was well spent. We put together a nice handout on locally grown food and cancer prevention and even handed out a few. Kayla and I got a chance to catch up on a more personal level as well. I also had the opportunity to reflect on the depth of the problem we face with our goal to re-localize our food supply. Do people really make the connection… Continue
Added by Angela Jenkins on July 31, 2010 at 1:00pm —
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Corn: Eat it Now or Preserve for Later
Corn is abundant at farmers markets, roadside stands and in the garden right now. There are many great ways to enjoy fresh-picked corn or you can preserve it to be enjoyed year-round.
“If you’re buying fresh corn, look for husks that are green, plump, tightly wrapped and free of insects,” said Tammy Roberts, a nutrition and… Continue
Added by George Deatz on July 31, 2010 at 7:10am —
The Well-Fed Neighbor Alliance has recently launched a new website for the County Restoration Handbook
. The Handbook project was conceived under the WFNA about a year ago and is a collaboration of several groups. The new site is hosted by the Statesmen For Our Constitutional Republic
. The old site, generously created by Steve Popp, allowed us to gain a good deal of experience in what we needed… Continue
Added by Eric Vought on July 29, 2010 at 5:48pm —
Vegetable collage with recipes for cabbage rolls & cabbage soup
Submitted by Hiltrud "Sam" Webber
Posted to the blog www.friendsofthegarden.org Continue
George, how do you think a recipe for cabbage soup added to this potager garden collage would work? Answer from George, "Great!" The collage is made up of photos taken by Sam at the fabulous kitchen garden which is part of the Master Gardner Demonstration…
Added by George Deatz on July 28, 2010 at 9:30am —
I receive the weekly ad for Dillons and much to my surprise and delight their ad focuses on locally grown produce. Someone at Dillons is paying attention. I'd love to know more about which farms they purchase food from. Anyway, this is a positive step in the right direction. Smart move, Dillons.…
Added by Dianna Russell on July 27, 2010 at 11:51pm —
KSPR Community Closeup - Butterfly Festival
By KSPR 33 News at 4:00 with Joe & Christine Daues
Live interview with Cindy Willis 4:20 p.m. July 23, 2010
Close Memorial Park in southwest Springfield is hosting a butterfly festival this weekend (July 24/25). Cindy Willis, the chair of the event talked with Christine Daues about the Saturday- Sunday event
Video link:… Continue
Added by George Deatz on July 24, 2010 at 6:37am —
|Defending the rights and broadening the freedoms of family farms and protecting consumer access to raw milk and…
Added by OmegaFarms on July 22, 2010 at 10:30am —
Good Morning Ozarks: I was conducting a garden tour yesterday morning for the Stockton Lake Garden Club when Gail Reynolds from the News-Leader called and wanted to "ask a few questions". I told Gail I was conducting the tour and she offered to call back in about an hour. She did, I was still touring! While the garden club was investigating the Master Gardener Demonstration Garden I took a few minutes to answer Gail's questions. Following is her excellent detailed article… Continue
Added by George Deatz on July 22, 2010 at 7:35am —
Added by Aubree Taylor on July 21, 2010 at 2:29pm —
The ANT AND THE GRASSHOPPER
This one is a little different ...
Two Different Versions ...
Two Different Morals
The ant works hard in the withering heat all summer long, building his
house and laying up supplies for the winter.
The grasshopper thinks the ant is a fool and laughs and dances and plays
the summer away.
Come winter, the ant is warm and a well fed neighbor.
The grasshopper has no food or… Continue
Added by Joseph's Page on July 20, 2010 at 7:31pm —
Written, photographed, with collages by Hiltrud "Sam" Webber
Located in the northeast corner of the Master Gardeners Demonstration Garden in Nathanael Greene Park, we find the potager garden. In the United States, the potager garden is commonly called the kitchen garden. Being a kitchen garden, vegetables are on top of the list. Herbs, flowers, vines, and berries are often included. The variety of plants is left to the imagination of the gardener… Continue
Added by George Deatz on July 20, 2010 at 7:07pm —
Added by Clayton R. Douglas on July 19, 2010 at 1:25pm —
Hello WFNA members,
I am fairly new to the WFNA and the food security efforts of your organization. I have known Ruell Chappell from past decades but have recently been reacquainted with him and the WFNA efforts. I have been a WFNA web Continue
member for the past couple of months and am learning more and more every day from everyone’s experiences, efforts and posts. So I wanted to make myself as available as I can, even though I am located in NW…
Added by Robert McCall on July 19, 2010 at 1:00pm —
Contact Clay Douglas, the Free American at CRD Publishing at firstname.lastname@example.org
Radio shows and News at http://freeamerican.com
Liberty Villages info at… Continue
Added by Clayton R. Douglas on July 19, 2010 at 11:55am —
WELCOME to Daylily Gardens Of The World! Do you want to see some daylilies?
Website recommend by Frank Shipe of www.ozarksgardens.com
WELCOME to Daylily Gardens Of The World! This is your web portal to all of the best daylily nurseries, gardens, hybridizers, and daylily related web sites on the Internet, try this link. You won't believe it.… Continue
Added by George Deatz on July 19, 2010 at 7:36am —
I’m turning the TV off. Nothing new on the Sunday morning shows. Do I mean new in the last year? Two years? Nope. I mean new since Nixon…. Possibly even before. Since then we have been globalizing. With every step in that direction, furthered by every consecutive administration, we have diminished our local economies ( and in turn the US economy) , we have diminished our health and… Continue
Added by Ruell Chappell on July 18, 2010 at 10:33am —
Hello, I was wondering if anyone else has noticed strange or weird spotting/burning or dying of any of their plants? Fruit/Vegetable or Flower types, we are seeing some really unidentifiable damage that we don't understand or recognizer. Please let me know if anyone else is seeing anything strange with their plants & what maybe could be done to remedy these issues. Thank you in advance, Brad Richard - Ava, Mo! :)
Added by Brad Richard on July 16, 2010 at 12:25am —
WFNA friends - I got a great write-up in my local paper - Boone County Journal - about my gardening project. Check it out! http://bocojo.com
Added by Joe Crews on July 15, 2010 at 10:50am —
The message to follow was sent to me and many others regarding the Question of chickens in the city limits. As you know a lot of Missouri cities have changed ordinances to allow for urban chickens. Springfield… not so much.
We have a lot of people, as… Continue
Added by Ruell Chappell on July 15, 2010 at 9:18am —
Some exotic plants damage instead of help
Written by Francis Skalicky
Published in the News-Leader July 8, 2010
Sometimes, introducing exotic plants into a habitat is the equivalent of throwing a wrench into the cogs of a machine: In some cases, the machine continues to operate, but at a much-reduced efficiency. In other cases, the machine will completely shut down.
Summer is the annual peak of the human vs. exotic plant battle. Now is when the exotic plants are… Continue
Added by George Deatz on July 15, 2010 at 7:34am —