Monday, August 18, 2014

MU Extension Conducting “Four Season Gardening” Class at Millsap Farms on Aug. 21

Contact: Patrick Byers, horticulture specialist
Headquartered in Greene County
Tel: (417) 881-8909

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – University of Missouri Extension’s class on “Four Season Gardening” will be offered to the public starting at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 21 as part of the “Organic Gardening Academy.” There is a per person fee for the class of $20.

The class will be held at Millsap Farms, which is located nine miles north of I-44 and Glenstone Ave., at 6593 N. Emu Lane Springfield, Mo.

Class attendees will meet in the parking area. The first hour of the class will be a presentation by Shon Bishop, small farm specialist with Lincoln University Extension. Attendees will then go on a tour of the farm led by Shon and Curtis Millsap.

At the end of the tour, attendees will have the option of staying and enjoying a pizza buffet made on site in a wood fired oven with fresh ingredients grown on the farm!  There will be an additional charge for the pizza.

Pre-registration can be made by emailing Kelly McGowan at or call the Extension office at 417-881-8909.

The remaining classes in the “Organic Gardening Academy” are “Composting” on Sept. 18 and “Sustainable Water Use” on Sept. 30.

University of Missouri Extension programs focus on the high-priority needs of Missourians. Each county extension center, with oversight by locally elected and appointed citizens, is your local link to practical education on almost anything. More information on this topic is available online at


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