OFFICE FURNITURE SALE: The former location of the Greene County Extension Center -- on the 2nd floor at 833 Boonville, Springfield, Mo. -- will be open for silent bidding on surplus office items, sturdy office furniture, file cabinets, computer desks and other items from 10 a.m. to 1…Continue
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Information provided by
UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI EXTENSION
SOUTHWEST REGION NEWS SERVICE
David Burton, civic communication specialist
Posted to the blog www.friendsofthegarden.org
Hedge Apple Trees: What Are They Good For?
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- If you’ve driven around the Ozarks much during the fall, you have undoubtedly seen a hedge apple, Osage-orange or Bois D’arc tree. If you haven’t…
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According to the USDA, around 15 percent of the world's food is now grown in urban areas. City and suburban agriculture takes the form of backyard, roof-top and balcony gardening, community gardening in vacant lots and parks,…Continue
Seeing that America has over 500 universities nationwide, wouldn't it be fantastic if every campus had a similar farmers' market that fosters community interests while it makes fresh and local produce accessible to
those on and off campus?
Missouri farmers hope to start craze with elderberries
By The Associated Press
Published in the Springfield News-Leader, October 25, 2010
Includes an interview with Patrick Byers
Posted to the blog at www.friendsofthegarden.org
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Excerpts from the above article:
Today, there are no fewer than 10 weed species resistant to Roundup, thriving "in at least 22 states infesting millions of acres," The New York Times recently…
Added by George Deatz on October 23, 2010 at 8:00pm — No Comments
Before we have another power outage and towns run out of water, we need to encourage people to develop a backup water system of our own. We discovered that our town of Seymour has backup generators for an emergency that could pump water for about 3 days until the fuel supply is exhausted. They have no backup plans for a very long emergency. Therefore we need to take care of ourselves without waiting for the government.
We picked up a…Continue
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I commented on a blog post by Amega Farms "Seeing Red Over Blue Tomatoes" but decided to make my own blog post to get these thoughts out there to go along with the album I just created. My comments will clarify the photo of the terms and restrictions label:
I recently directed a community collaborative environmental art installation as one of the grand opening events for the new botanical center in Springfield. It is entitled "River of Life-Bread of Life" and is made up of…Continue
Added by David Neuenschwander on October 18, 2010 at 2:05pm — No Comments
Greetings, our Coop Tour is from 10-4 Oct 16 KY3 is going to be here at 11 oclock so it will help for more attendants to come at that time to show there is interest in the chicken raising ordeal. So hope to see you here at my place and coop at 11 if that time is possible for you. We have 3 places for you to visit call 417 234 1477 for directions please. Thanks, Judy Oehlke
Added by Judy Oehlke on October 15, 2010 at 1:53pm — No Comments
By MICHELLE CHAPMAN - AP - via GoogleNews
NEW YORK - Wal-Mart Stores Inc. plans to double its sales of locally sourced produce in the U.S. by the end of 2015.
The move by the world's biggest retailer is part of a new sustainable agriculture strategy that looks to steer more business to small and medium-sized farmers globally while also reducing farming's environmental impact.
Wal-Mart plans to buy more of select U.S. crops. It also plans to train 1 million farmers and farm…
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Look on YouTube for more information about Growing Power…