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"Growing Food Locally" Tour


Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.


Springfield-Greene County Botanical Center
2400 S. Scenic Ave, Springfield MO map...


The theme of this year's twilight garden tour is "Growing Food Locally." Participants will tour community gardens, a home garden, and the gardens at Millsap Farms. MU Extension specialists will be on hand speaking about locally grown food, as well as the health rewards and community betterment aspects of providing fresh foods. TOUR STOP DETAILS At 4:00 p.m., attendees will gather in the community gardens at Wesley United Methodist Church, 922 W Republic Rd, Springfield, for a 30-minute tour with Master Gardener Carl Redmon. At 5:00 pm, tour attendees will visit a home garden for a 30-minute tour. This stop is being coordinated by Kelly McGowan, horticulture educator with MU Extension. At 6:00 pm, the tour arrives at The Fairbanks, 1126 N Broadway Ave, Springfield, to tour the community gardens. This stop is being coordinated by Dr. Pam Duitsman, nutrition specialist with MU Extension. Maile Auterson and Emilee Blansit will help with this tour stop and will provide education on Springfield Community Gardens. The final tour stop will be at 7:00 p.m. at Millsap Farms, 6593 Emu Ln, Springfield. MU Extension Horticulture Specialist Patrick Byers is coordinating this stop and will help lead a walking tour of the gardens at Millsap Farm. Millsap Farms is famous for its fresh Thursday night pizza. The pizzas are created using their seasonal fresh organically raised produce and local meats, cheeses, and sauces. There will be a limited number of tables, so bring chairs, or a picnic blanket to sit on. Pizza is not included in the ticket price of the garden tour by rather is purchased separately at Millsap Farms.
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Registration can be done in person or by mail to the Greene County Extension office in Springfield. However, online registration is also available and it is easy and fast with a credit card. more...


Pizza at Millsap Farm is optional and requires an additional fee.


David L. Burton,
MU Extension in Greene County
phone: 417-881-8909

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