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Bettine Clemen, celebrated International solo flautist, preformed a captivating benefit concert at the Botanical Center for the Friends of the Garden's planned Edible Sensory Garden Sunday afternoon that brought tears to the eyes of some concert goers.
After a long career as a celebrated orchestral and solo flutist and recording artist, Bettine Clemen has made her reputation as a true healer with her unique concert programs. By bringing together images of nature, animals, children and people from all over the planet with her personal interpretation through her flutes, Bettine evokes the healing power of music and is a perfect artist to highlight the healing power of our future Edible Sensory Garden. For more information and where to order Bettine's music click here http://www.joyofmusic.com/home.htm
This garden will truly be a garden for healing. It will be completely accessible to the disabled. Plants will be specially selected for the senses so that the garden can be appreciated by the blind and partially blind and provide fragrance, taste, touch and feel. It will be a place of peace and beauty with seating capacity to accommodate those who are convalescing from illness.
This concert was a fundraiser for our future Edible Sensory Garden and was the finale to the three-day celebration of the first anniversary of the Botanical Center, which opened in October 2010. To make an additional contribution to this garden please make a check payable and mail to Friends of the Garden, P.O.Box 8566, Springfield MO, 65801. Note "Sensory Garden" on the memo line. Your investment will help us reach our objective of starting phase one.
Bettine, thank you !
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.
Editor's Note: Make sure and read this entire article. It lists virtually every opportunity available to us as Friends of the Garden members.For more information:
Something truly special happens when you share yourself with others…. You’ll have opportunities to meet new people and make new friends, share interests and hobbies with others, work in a beautiful and stimulating environment, and make your community a better place to live. An added benefit is the satisfaction that comes with helping the Gardens fulfill its mission by providing valuable services and programs for school children, gardeners, nature enthusiasts, professional horticulturists, home owners, and others in the community.
(Editor's Note: Contributions to the Joplin Recovery Fund can be made online at: Give Online – please note “Joplin Recovery Fund” in the Fund/Program box. Checks can be mailed to: Community Foundation of the Ozarks, P.O. Box 8960, Springfield, MO, 65801. All donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by the IRS.)
The Community Foundation of the Ozarks, with its Joplin-Carthage area affiliate, today established the Joplin Recovery Fund for donors interested in supporting mid- and long-term community redevelopment efforts to rebuild the devastated city.
The CFO will seed the fund with a $10,000 contribution on behalf of its affiliate, the Community Foundation of Southwest Missouri, Inc., which covers Barton, Jasper, McDonald and Newton counties through the CFO’s regional office in Joplin.
10,000 Garden Challenge - A New Program from AgriMissouri
We have registered most of the gardens at Nathanael Greene/Close Memorial Park in the AgriMissouri 10,000 Gardens Challenge. Have you registered yours yet? It's fun, fast and easy!
by George Deatz
The Dr. Bill Roston Butterfly House Use your parks, enjoy your parks, support your parks! We are blessed with having one of the finest public parks systems in the country. The Springfield-Greene County Parks Department in partnership with taxpayers, thousands of volunteers, and a dedicated staff has delivered an assortment of educational and recreational facilities unmatched in most other communities.
Because of this strength Greene County is becoming a magnet drawing people from throughout the region, the state and beyond to experience the offerings of our diverse facilities. These facilities include the Botanical Gardens & Complex with the new Botanical Center in Nathanael Greene/Close Memorial Park, it is now surrounded by 26 gardens with the addition last month of the Azalea Garden. It was funded by a generous private donation from Ruth Arneson with the plant material, including 200 Azaleas donated by Dow and Linda Whiting, owners of Garden Adventures Nursery, Nixa.
In addition to the Botanical Gardens & Complex at 2400 S. Scenic there are over 100 other public park properties throughout the Greene County area. Please take a few days this year to enjoy the diverse opportunities you have and visit some of these tremendous assets. For a list of City-County Parks and other public facilities visit www.parkboard.org, pick up a current copy of The Park Bench (or download below), a list of recreational programs and activities, or call 417-864-1049.
Park Bench - Spring & Summer - 2011 (4.83 MB)
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The Springfield-Greene County Botanical Center2400 S. Scenic AveSpringfield, MO 65807
The Friends of the Garden mission is to "inspire the discovery, understanding and appreciation of nature by creating and maintaining gardens at the Springfield Botanical Gardens and by supporting the mission of the Springfield-Greene County Botanical Center and Park Board."