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Learn to Grow in the Garden:                         From Garden to Pantry

Monday, October 20, 2014, 6pm

CannedGoodsYou’ve lovingly planted, fertilized, watered and weeded. Now sit back and learn some tips and ideas from Master Gardener Alice Greenfield on how to make the most of your garden harvest. Alice will take you on a delicious journey from harvesting to eating fresh from the summer garden and then to preserving, canning, freezing and drying the bountiful harvest from the fall garden. Learn how to select and use equipment for preserving along with delicious recipes and tips from a seasoned gardener and cook.
Refreshments will be served and we will draw names to take home some special treats!

Our class will be held inside the beautiful Springfield Greene County Botanical Center, 2400 South Scenic in Springfield, on Monday, October 20th, 2014 at 6pm and is presented to you by Master Gardeners of Greene County.

Alice Greenfield has been a Master Gardener since 2000 and currently serves as Gardening Chair of the Master Gardener Demonstration Garden Vegetable Garden where she and her team oversee the planting, nurturing and harvesting of a variety of vegetables.

Whether you are a cook that loves to garden or a gardener that loves to cook, this casual and fun class is for you! Join us rain or shine and take your harvest from Garden to Pantry! If you have questions, please call 417 881-8909 x 311. See you there!

 Hello Garlic Growers! 

GrowingGarlicThank you so much for attending our Learn to Grow in the Garden: “Growing Garlic” class presented to you by the Master Gardeners of Greene County and taught by Bob Kipfer, Master Naturalist. Bob taught us so much about everything garlic and has even more garlic information he would like to share with you.

Please click on the following links:
Bruschetta Recipe:  Garlic Tomato Bruschetta 

Again, thank you for coming out to “Learn to Grow in the Garden.” You will be notified of upcoming classes.

Happy Gardening!



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“There is definitely a difference between using treated water for irrigating/watering plants versus having Mother Nature do it via rainfall,” says Todd Lassiegne, President and CEO of the Tulsa Botanic Garden.
Why? Nitrogen.
Although it’s a “very, very small amount,” over time the natural water adds a “fertilization effect,” he says.