Daily Archives: February 27, 2012

TWO ST. PATRICK’S DAY EVENTS COMING UP AT THE BOTANICAL CENTER

Dear Friends,

PLEASE NOTE THESE TWO ST. PATRICK’S DAY EVENTS COMING UP AT THE BOTANICAL CENTER, 2400 S.SCENIC, SPRINGFIELD, MO 65807

SUNDAY, MARCH 11, The second Tablescapes of 2012 is coming up, ST. PATRICK’S DAY DINNER -‘The Wearin’ of the Green’

On Sunday afternoon, March 11, at 2:00 p.m. Peter Longley, Horticultural Interpreter at the Springfield-Greene County Botanical Center and Gardens, will be presenting his second 2012 Tablescape cosponsored by Friends of the Garden.

This follows the much appreciated first presentation: ‘Valentine Romance- Dinner for Two’ and will take place in the East Meeting Room of the Botanical Center building. As always, themed light refreshments will accompany the presentation.

Traditional Irish fare with traditional Irish anecdotes—A table setting in green, white, and gold—plus illuminating information on who was St. Patrick and how his saint’s day found itself celebrated around the world.

This series shows the creation of appropriate floral and table decorations for each themed presentation, explains the china, glassware, and silverware used, features a fictitious menu, and each presentation is peppered with anecdotes, tips, and poetic or otherwise appropriate readings.

There is a fee of $ 8.00 per session that includes the light refreshments. To register please call 417 891 1515 as soon as possible as seating is limited. (If possible, secure your reservation by credit card)


WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14, A Botanical Celebration of St. Patrick’s Day, AN IRISH GARDEN GROWS

At 6:30pm on Wednesday, March 14 in the Botanical Center, 2400 S. Scenic, Springfield 65807

With Peter Longley, Horticultural Interpreter, Springfield-Greene County Botanical Center and Gardens

Peter shares a beautiful photographic presentation from his days as Estate Manager of Tullamaine Castle in Ireland where he developed some 25 acres of gardens and grounds that he designed and managed from 1966-1977

THIS IS A FREE PROGRAM AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, so spread the word.

Thank you, Peter

Many hands make light work: Urban Roots Farm workday & planning night

Urban Roots Farm Friends,

We are gearing up for the 2012 growing season. The greenhouse is filled with happy little seedlings waiting for the call to the field. The mild winter has spoiled us, and with the warming temperatures we are getting more done everyday.

The CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) Program is developing very nicely, and we can hardly wait for the first delivery date. Click here for more information: http://urbanrootsfarm.com/pdf/CSA_Info_2012.pdf. We still have shares available.

One of the reasons we are so excited about the coming season is, compared to this time last year, we are in a really fantastic position. We have most of our infrastructure in place, and functioning. The ground is turned, and for the most part, the red clay and rock veggie plots which we worked so hard to amend last year is looking primed, and ready. Our high tunnels (30′ X 48′ passively heated movable greenhouses) are 95% complete and functional. The greenhouse is coming along very well, with just some organizing, irrigating, and small tasks left to complete. The season has just begun, and it’s already looking really promising.

While most of the BIG tasks, are complete, or nearly so, we have many smallish nagging jobs which hang over our heads daily, and get in the way of working on the daily tasks of growing food. Our friends Mike Kromrey, and Stuart Murr, have been kind enough to plan a volunteer farm work day to help us knock out some of these tasks. They planned it, and I’m putting out the call. The day is this coming Saturday, March 3rd from 8:30 on with lunch provided. We will also have a planning meeting this coming Thursday for folks who are interested in helping run crews (just let me know if that’s you). We will have work for folks with all skill levels. Whether you can help us out for an hour, or all day, we would love to see you here.

What: Urban Roots Farm workday & planning night
When: Workday: Saturday March 3rd 8:30- 5:00 — Planning night: Thursday March 2nd 6:00 pm
Why: Because nothing makes the work lighter, and our hearts more joyous than working side by side with our community.
Who: Anyone who understands, or wants to understand the why.

We will provide lunch, so if you can reply to this message to let us know you’ll be coming. Email Adam Millsap

“Know your farmer; Know your food.”

Adam Millsap
Urban Roots Farm
Email:
Web site: http://urbanrootsfarm.com/our_story.php
831 W. State Street, Springfield, MO 65806
Questions, phone 417-597-4858