By Jill Henderson - Show Me Oz
Swapping seeds is both fun and addictive. I remember the first time I began swapping seeds with other seed-junkies in 1999, using a then obscure method of communication known as the internet. Back then, most of the people I knew did not have or even know what email was. Finding a group of people who loved…Continue
Added by Jill H on February 24, 2012 at 12:27pm — No Comments
What do you think would happen if you went to a city council meeting and surreptitiously added a little sodium fluoride in the coffee pot for the meeting? What if you dropped to few Prozac in that coffee pot to force medicate the city council?
I can darn well guarantee you that doing either - you would be charged with trying to poison them or an act of terrorism.
What if I handed out Prozac to your children disguised as Halloween candy? Is this not exactly what the…Continue
Ozark Locavore: Resources will help you eat locally
Published News-Leader January 12, 2012
By Sandy Clark
One of the original goals of the locavore challenge was to encourage exploration of your local food community. For the next three weeks, we'll offer that connection. If eating local is your resolution in the new year, these resources will help. If you have a resource to share, send us an email. We'll work it into a future installment.
Let's start with communities.…Continue
High Tunnels Extend Growing Season; Apply for USDA Funds Before March 4 to Use on High Tunnels
Seasonal high tunnels are structures made of plastic or metal pipe covered with plastic sheeting. Easy to build,…Continue
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A friend has two pear trees just outside Seymour that is loaded with fruit. Joel Randall hates to see them go to waste and would like for folks to pick them. They would make some lovely pear butter.
There are also some apples north of Seymour that can be picked up for $4 a bushel. They make delicious apple sauce. We canned a bunch of this.…Continue
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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…
Added by George Deatz on June 17, 2010 at 6:54am — No Comments
This Blog is dedicated to strengthening communication between Farmer's Markets Organizers, Vendors, and Customers. It is hoped that locations, times and EVENTS will be contributed.
Reviews by Customers and Recaps of recent markets will be welcome. Hopefully this blog will be a running account of the interaction between area Farmer's Markets to promote exposure and inform interested individuals in the growing variety and availability of local markets and locally produced…Continue
So I have always kind of seen myself as a passionate person without the know-how of how to get my ideas to make it to the 'main stage.' Slowly but surely my confidence has risen and with organizations like this Alliance I see anything is possible and passion is overflowing everywhere. Ideas are just ideas but shared ideas become reality and that is why I have come to be a part of this community because there are possibilities and we can all create change. Takers no more, we can all be…Continue
Added by Tommy Hawkins on April 22, 2010 at 10:28am — No Comments
Yesterday was a huge day. As part of the feasibility assessment for the Well-Fed Neighbor Farmers’ Coop, we met with major restaurant owners and managers to talk about a sustainable, fair business model. Discussions were inspiring and fruitful! I am convinced, should the data prove adequate demand and supply, that the Springfield Metro Area may be the first locale in the US that can truly…Continue
Added by Ruell Chappell on April 15, 2010 at 9:24am — No Comments
Oh, What a Day!
My wife said early this morning, "Are you going to the park today"? My reply, "I might". About ll:30 I arrived at Close Memorial Park, the lot was already half full. I thought I don't need this light jacket and started around the west end of Lake Drummond with two plastic shopping bags in my pocket just in case I saw some trash.
On the south side of of the lake near the dogwood trees I thought I would walk the treeline to see…
Added by Michael Baird on April 9, 2010 at 3:02pm — No Comments