Our Greenhouse journey began with a 1972 Lord & Burnham Gothic ORLYT Greenhouse donated by my good friend Matthew. His neighbor had decided to add an addition on to their house and did not want it anymore. So Brad began the cumbersome job of dismantling the 100's of pieces and transporting them to our backyard. The first dilemma was how to build the 2 1/2 ft. platform as the structural base for the greenhouse to sit on. We started looking for materials to use as posts and boards for… Continue
Added by Aubree Taylor on December 31, 2010 at 6:19pm —
Basic Microsoft Classes Available at Greene County Extension Center Starting January 11, 2011
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A partnership between University of Missouri Extension in Greene County and the Tri-Lakes TCRC in Reeds Springs is bringing affordable computer training classes to the Greene County Extension Center inside the Springfield-Greene County Botanical Center at 2400 S. Scenic Ave., Springfield, Mo.
The classes will all be taught by Nellie Lamers, director of MU… Continue
Added by George Deatz on December 31, 2010 at 5:15pm —
I want to wish all my friends a most prosperous and happy New Year! Actually, i want to do more than wish. I want to help make it happen and I'd like to ask your
help in doing so as well. In the New Year we will start the trek back
to local food security, a sustainable local economy with jobs and better
health. We will learn that truth is local... where you can see it...
and that America can only be made strong again one…
Added by Ruell Chappell on December 31, 2010 at 1:01pm —
A presentation by Angela Jenkins, R.D., L.D. … Continue
Added by Lincoln B. Justice on December 30, 2010 at 1:53pm —
If any of you know of an ex-retired-military type with experience in procurement, I'd like to meet them. I'm needing an honest, "get along-make it happen" person with a "local food,local jobs" vision, a
living income and the will to grow with a new model.
On another note, I'd like the WFNA,LTD to create some "returning vet/vet" opportunities. This can be done and i think it would help a lot of men Continue
and women and, become part of our template for restoration…
Added by Ruell Chappell on December 30, 2010 at 10:50am —
I got into a conversation with another member of this forum the other day about what makes a Farmer. I say that anyone that sells crops or animals for profit on any size plot of land could call themselfs a farmer. Its my contentions that the Devers Family in Calif that feed themselfs and sell $20,000 worth of produce on 1/3 of an acre are Farmers for sure. My friend says no you need many acers of land and part time raising of crops or animals for sale would not make you a farmer. He says… Continue
Added by Bill Buron on December 30, 2010 at 9:35am —
Information provided by
The Missouri Botanical Garden
The Missouri Botanical Garden (MBG) and the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (RBG Kew) announce the completion of The Plant List. This landmark international resource is a working list of all land plant species, fundamental to understanding and documenting plant diversity and effective conservation of plants.
The completion of The Plant List accomplishes Target 1 of the Global…
Added by George Deatz on December 30, 2010 at 8:23am —
How does your garden grow? Find out by taking the Master Gardener training
By Janice Mason, Community Free Press
Published in Home & Garden section, December 29, 2010
You will find out a wealth of information on the Master Gardeners of Greene County by reading this interesting article by Janice Mason, just published in the Community Free Press. Open this link to the current issue and click to page 12, the Home & Garden…
Added by George Deatz on December 29, 2010 at 5:44pm —
Red Oak is now officially a USDA inspected BEEF FACILITY
Added by Ron Meek on December 29, 2010 at 1:28pm —
10 Varieties - Poinsettias part of the Botanical Center Holiday Exhibit for sale now $5.00 each Continue
Can you let it be known to FOG members and the public that the Poinsettias that are part of our Holiday Exhibit at the Botanical Center are now for sale to anyone interested in purchasing them. We are selling them Wednesday and Thursday, December 29 and 30 (8:00 am to 8:00 pm) on a first come first served basis, and on New Year’s Eve, Friday, December 31 (8:00 am to 5:00…
Added by George Deatz on December 28, 2010 at 10:00pm —
Originally published December 28 2010
Monsanto to fight potential lawsuit by organic farmer whose land ruined by… Continue
Added by Patricia Patterson Tursi on December 28, 2010 at 2:53pm —
Last Scheduled Botanical Center Volunteer Training Session
Monday, January 10th: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
The Springfield-Greene County Botanical Center, 2400 S. Scenic, Springfield, MO, is the Springfield Greene-County Park Board's newest facility offering education, temporary exhibits, and social gathering space for the public and plant enthusiast groups that display and develop the gardens and attractions throughout the Nathanael Greene/Close Memorial Park.
Added by George Deatz on December 27, 2010 at 5:50pm —
Added by Robert Jones on December 27, 2010 at 4:00pm —
I knew when my mother called me on a Thursday that something was very wrong. For the past 5 years, she always called on Sunday. She had just come back from hiking in the Pyrennes and hadn’t been feeling well. Within a month, she had lost 10 pounds. Within 2 months close to 25. They finally diagnosed the problem........cancer. But not just cancer, stage 4 lung cancer with mets to the bones, liver and brain. My head kept going back to the Pyrennes. How does someone hike 3500…
Added by Angela Jenkins on December 27, 2010 at 3:30pm —
Winter has arrived in the Ozarks and so has the Winter 2010 Friends of the Garden newsletter. It can be viewed with its great color photographs here: http://friendsofthegarden.org/about-us/newsletters/doc_download/27-vol5-issue4-winter-2010
(Note: It may take a little time to load.) Our thanks goes to George Freeman for another outstanding issue. This and some back issues are also posted to… Continue
Added by George Deatz on December 24, 2010 at 4:53pm —
Wikileaks continues to rock the political world by shedding light on conspiracies, corruption and cover-ups. The latest batch of diplomatic cables released by Wikileaks reveals what can only be characterized as a Continue
U.S.-led conspiracy to force GMOs onto European countries by making
those countries pay a steep price if they resist.
Added by Natalie Mannering on December 24, 2010 at 11:59am —
It’s simple really. They say there’s too much Carbon Dioxide being produced through man made means and we need to reduce our emissions. It’s difficult to stop the emissions so lets look at removing the Carbon Dioxide.
It’s simple, really!!
Plant fruit & nut trees & more plants that produce food & herbs!
The trees and plants suck up all the Carbon Dioxide & give off fresh air, thereby… Continue
Added by Capt Cook on December 23, 2010 at 10:41pm —
Maybe this could be of interest for some of you or somebody you know :
Added by Sarah Stern on December 23, 2010 at 4:18pm —
Here are some wonderful links to explore for those that are interested in educating yourself and others about sustainable agricuture. Happy reading!
Added by Aubree Taylor on December 22, 2010 at 1:32pm —
Today I ordered my Stella Natura Biodynamic Agricultural Planting Guide & Calendar to start preparing for the next planting season. This calendar was a great addition to last season and was used as the planting guide for The Kitchen Community Garden along with Clyde's Garden Planner.
If you would like to read more about Biodynamics… Continue
Added by Aubree Taylor on December 21, 2010 at 10:08am —