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Share the Seed: How a Seed Swap Works

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…


Added by Jill H on February 24, 2012 at 12:27pm — No Comments

Flouoride in City water and your childs mind

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…


Added by Joe Tittiger on February 10, 2012 at 2:33pm — 26 Comments

Ozark Locavore: Resources will help you eat locally

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.…


Added by George Deatz on January 13, 2012 at 5:00pm — 2 Comments

High Tunnel Subsidy, Apply before March 4th

High Tunnels Extend Growing Season; Apply for USDA Funds Before March 4 to Use on High Tunnels


SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Many agriculture and horticulture experts believe high tunnels are going to become a familiar part of the American agricultural landscape, the 21st-century equivalent of silos and red barns.


Seasonal high tunnels are structures made of plastic or metal pipe covered with plastic sheeting. Easy to build,…


Added by Shirah Miriam "Mimi" Aumann on February 18, 2011 at 4:50pm — 1 Comment

Jericho and Galen Chadwick - Video on SB510

Galen and myself discussing SB510. Forward this to as many people as you can. This bill is BAD!


Added by Vincent David Jericho on November 18, 2010 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

Jericho and Galen Chadwick video on SB510

Here is the link to start. It is a 4-part video. Foward this to as many people as you can. People do not understand what is in this bill!


Added by Vincent David Jericho on November 18, 2010 at 4:39pm — No Comments

Community Volunteers Needed for Botanical Center Building

IMPORTANT NOTE: This community volunteer request is from Katie Steinhoff the coordinator. If you can be of assistance as a volunteer inside the new Botanical Center please contact Katie.

Botanical Center Community Volunteer Training Sessions

Information provided by Katie Steinhoff

I am putting together a schedule and another program for Botanical Center training and orientation. Saturday, December 4th: 9am-11am OR Monday, January 10th: 5:30pm-7:30pm.

The… Continue

Added by George Deatz on November 10, 2010 at 6:40pm — No Comments

Movement for local food cultivates strong support / Plans Announced for Ozarks Food Security Summit

Movement for local food cultivates strong support / Plans Announced for Ozarks Food Security Summit, posted today on the "Blog" at www.friendsofthegarden.org

Movement for local food cultivates strong support

Courthouse event draws candidates, ex-politicians.

By Didi Tang • Published in News-Leader • September 25, 2010

Local foods advocates (with the Well… Continue

Added by George Deatz on September 25, 2010 at 7:30am — 1 Comment

I sent this to our senator and several representatives after attending the rally this afternoon.

Hi sir my name is Jonathan Weeks. I attended a rally today put on by a group called "Well Fed Neighbor" concerning the issue of local food production. The current situation would only continue to work if we had no natural disasters or war. The fuel cost of shipping Missourians the food they eat is astronomical and it's crazy! Our state (with proper management) could be so profitable if we started producing food in quantity again. I want to believe in my elected officials but my… Continue

Added by Jonathan Daniel Weeks on September 24, 2010 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Free Natural Laundry Soap Concentrate For My Well Fed Neighborhood

Come into Borders on 3300 S. Glenstone in Springfield MO Saturday October 2nd at 1:00 PM stop by and say "howdy neighbor" and I'll give you enough Natural Laundry Soap Concentrate to make over a gallon of detergent. I'll also be there signing my books Renewable Energies for Your Home* and my new release Recycling Projects For The Evil Genius** Come say hello and get some… Continue

Added by Russel Jay on September 23, 2010 at 5:30pm — 2 Comments

Free Pears for the Picking

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.…


Added by Lincoln B. Justice on September 21, 2010 at 8:40pm — 2 Comments

1000 Gardens Benefit by local band, The Seed

Hello foodies! It's been a while since I've posted and/or seen a lot of you. Hopefully I'll get to reconnect with some of you at the WFNA picnic on Saturday.

You've probably already heard something from Aubree about this, but I thought I'd make a personal announcement about a fund raising event being held on July 30 to support the 1000 Gardens Project and the processing of local music album.

Local band, The Seed, is holding a… Continue

Added by Christy on June 18, 2010 at 7:03pm — 1 Comment

Updated Listing of U-Pick Fruit Operations in Greene and Adjoining Counties Available from MU Extension

Information provided by:



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



Added by Da Barefoot Chef on May 29, 2010 at 11:40am — 1 Comment


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…


Added by Charles on April 28, 2010 at 9:05am — 53 Comments

If you like old gardening books...here are a couple

I am one who loves to find old gardening books or whatever helpful books from years ago. They tend to be more personal, straighter to the point and many have simple illustrations.

Here are a couple I have been using and have found so much useful information in them. Maybe when I'm not so tired, I will start posting helpful information and ideas that I am using out of them.

Home Gardening Wisdom by Dick and Jan Raymond

Copyright 1982 by Garden Way Inc.

More Food… Continue

Added by Lesli Hilton Smith on April 21, 2010 at 3:48am — 1 Comment

What to Do?

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…


Added by Tommy Hawkins on April 22, 2010 at 10:28am — No Comments

Let Me Bring You Up To Speed!

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…


Added by Ruell Chappell on April 15, 2010 at 9:24am — No Comments

Oh, What a Day!

Oh, What a Day!

by George

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 George Deatz on April 11, 2010 at 8:31pm — 1 Comment

Help install a WFNA garden at Hummerts on Friday April 16th!

We will be installing a garden at Hummerts instead of having our weekly meeting on Friday April 16th.
All is welcomed and encouraged to participate. We will meet at Hummerts at 10 am (corner of Glenstone and
Chestnut Expressway). Bring your gloves, tools, hat or just show up ready to work!

We hope to see ya there!


Added by Michael Baird on April 9, 2010 at 3:02pm — No Comments

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