Thursday, August 01, 2013

Master Gardeners of the Ozark Present “Brown Bag Lunch” Program on Wild Edibles in Forsyth on Aug. 6

Contact: Chrystal Irons, business development specialist
Tel: (417) 546-4431

FORSYTH, Mo. -- The Master Gardeners of the Ozarks are presenting a series of gardening programs this summer to be held in the backyard of the Taney County MU Extension Center in Forsyth at the Master Gardener’s Native Plant Garden.

Various programs will be held on the first Tuesday of the month through October beginning at noon.  These programs are free and open to the public.


Tuesday, Aug. 6: Joe and Cathy Wolven will give a presentation on wild edibles. Learn from the experts how to identify and use a wide variety of plants found in the Ozarks for culinary purposes.  They will introduce attendees to many of the jellies, sauces and cookies that can be make from common plants and they guarantee to provide lots of samples.

Tuesday, Sept. 3: Joann Fisher will present “Blue Barrel Gardening.”  Do you wish to garden, but find yourself low on space?  Are you looking for new ways to garden?  Join Fisher as she shows us how to re-purpose blue barrels to use for vegetables or flowers.

Tuesday, Oct. 1: “Harvesting and Preserving Your Herbs,” presented by Barb Emge, master gardener and owner of the Red Barn Herb Farm in Republic.   Emge will demonstrate preserving and using your harvest.


“Pack a lunch and come and join us in our garden for these free informative sessions,” said Master Gardener Marva Ramsey. “Though their hard work, grants and donations, the Master Gardeners of the Ozarks have provided the Taney County Extension Center with one of the most beautiful gardens in the county and they would like to share it with you.”

Classes will be held in the backyard of the Taney County Extension Center at 122 Felkins Avenue in Forsyth just down for the Taney County jail.  For further information call the Taney County University of Missouri Extension Center at 417-546-4431.

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