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October 2010 Blog Posts (39)

Greene County MU Extension Furniture & Surplus Sale Monday, Nov. 1

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…


Added by George Deatz on October 29, 2010 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Hedge Apple Trees: What Are They Good For?

Information provided by



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…


Added by George Deatz on October 29, 2010 at 7:30am — No Comments

About Urban Agriculture and Community Gardening

About Urban Agriculture and Community Gardening

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,…


Added by Aubree Taylor on October 27, 2010 at 11:32pm — 2 Comments

University Farmers' Markets

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?

Read more:…


Added by Aubree Taylor on October 27, 2010 at 11:31pm — 3 Comments

A trip to 7 C's Winery in Walnut Grove

Brad & I have been exploring the idea of making wine and mead lately. After gathering some persimmons from our yard we decided to make some home-made wine on Monday. Unfortunately we won't get to drink it until this time next year, but we had a lot of fun in the process. If you are familiar with persimmons they have lot's of seeds and are quite the sticky mess. We did manage to de-seed the 3 pounds we needed for our wine and are saving the seeds for future persimmon trees if you should need… Continue

Added by Aubree Taylor on October 27, 2010 at 8:30am — 3 Comments

Will elderberries will become the next superfruit?

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

Article link:…


Added by George Deatz on October 27, 2010 at 7:30am — 3 Comments

Quantum Agriculture the New Frontier

These links will take you to the latest information on Eco-Agriculture and Sustainable Farming.



Added by Aubree Taylor on October 26, 2010 at 8:48am — No Comments

Monsanto Update

Interesting article: http://www.grist.org/article/food-2010-10-20-why-monsanto-paying-farmers-to-spray-rival-herbicides

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 Shirah Miriam "Mimi" Aumann on October 25, 2010 at 6:05pm — 1 Comment

2011 MU Extension Master Gardener Training Program

2011 MU Extension Master Gardener Training Program

Fun and informative classes for gardeners of all skill levels

12 Sessions January 25-March 3, 2011 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Classes will be held at Springfield/Greene County Botanical Center, 2400 S. Scenic Springfield, MO

Who are Master Gardeners? Master Gardeners are adults of all ages who love gardening and who have previous gardening experience. Master Gardeners are members of the local community who are interested in lawns,… Continue

Added by George Deatz on October 23, 2010 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Another View on Dairy Closings

After protesting the raids on local dairies, I talked a long time with a couple of people who added different viewpoints. One person stated that the local dairy board needs to speak out in its' defense and explain policies. As I understand the arguments in favor of the actions against the dairies: : 1) MIssouri allows raw milk to be sold, but only on the farm and not to the general public 2) Participating in the grading of milk, means that Grade A Raw milk certifies that the premises are… Continue

Added by Patricia Patterson Tursi on October 23, 2010 at 5:48pm — 1 Comment

Saving Rain water

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…


Added by Lincoln B. Justice on October 23, 2010 at 2:10pm — No Comments


1. Cucumbers contain most of the vitamins you need every day, just one cucumber contains Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B6, Folic Acid, Vitamin C, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium and Zinc.

2. Feeling tired in the afternoon, put down the caffeinated soda and pick up a cucumber. Cucumbers are a good source of B Vitamins and Carbohydrates that can provide that quick pick-me-up that can last for hours.

3. Tired of your… Continue

Added by OmegaFarms on October 21, 2010 at 6:55pm — No Comments




Added by Shammah on October 21, 2010 at 3:09pm — 1 Comment

Non-GMO Wheat - A Rare Find these Days

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…


Added by Shirah Miriam "Mimi" Aumann on October 20, 2010 at 6:17pm — 4 Comments

Seeing Red Over Blue Tomatoes?


from the October 05, 2010 eNews issue

While most of us have never bitten into a blue tomato, chances are we have eaten genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, as part of our daily diet. An estimated 70 percent of the food products sold in grocery stores come from plants…

Added by OmegaFarms on October 19, 2010 at 2:31pm — 4 Comments

Galen presents to Valley Center UCC--newsletter report

Valley Center Church news…


Added by David Neuenschwander on October 18, 2010 at 2:05pm — No Comments

Results of Get-To-Know-Your-Neighbor Picnic at Pasture Nectar Farm

I've posted a couple of photos of our neighborhood picnic held last Saturday at Pasture Nectar Farm (the Lawrence County Gateway farm). What a great day weather-wise! I hear the 1st Annual WFNA 5K Trail Run had an excellent turnout as well.

We pulled our farm wagon into the front yard to put the food on - it was delicious! The turnout was not huge, but the smaller numbers really helped us get to know those neighbors who came better than with a large crowd. The children played, made… Continue

Added by Kathy Vimont on October 18, 2010 at 12:40pm — 1 Comment

Coop D Tour

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…


Added by pee freely on October 15, 2010 at 7:33am — No Comments

1 Million Pounds of Food on 3 Acres Training Classes in Wisconson


Look on YouTube for more information about Growing Power…


Added by Joseph's Page on October 14, 2010 at 9:24pm — 1 Comment

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