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The new Botanical Center in Springfield, Missouri now has a new Horticultural Library. Center Coordinator Katie Steinhoff, shown below, says "It's a fantastic resource. We have books on every subject of existing and future gardens as well as specific interests for gardening in Missouri and the Midwest, and ideas that would be great for the homeowner."

Funded by a generous grant from the Susan Boswell Foundation in memory of Susan's mother, Lois K. Boswell, the library also includes a laptop computer and Internet access. Susan, a Friends of the Garden member, says many private individuals and organizations have donated books and money to buy books, which gifts are much appreciated.

Note: Anyone wishing to donate books may do so by calling Katie Steinhoff at 417-891-1515. To donate tax deductible funds to the library send your check payable and mail to Friends of the Garden, P.O. Box 8566, Springfield, MO 65801. Please note on the check's memo line and include a note that it's a library donation. Friends of the Garden, Inc is a 501(c)3 corporation.

Crowd Funding for Butterfly House Docent

Using the MSU Foundation's crowdfunding site, we are attempting to raise $5000 for a summer intern at the Dr. Bill Roston Native Butterfly House.  This will enable us to be open longer hours so more people can learn about native butterflies and moths and the habitat they require.

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