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Give Ozarks


Tuesday, May 9, 2017, 1 a.m. to noon


Springfield-Greene County Botanical Center
2400 S. Scenic Ave, Springfield MO map...


Give Ozarks is an annual one-day online giving event that focuses on non-profits in the Ozarks. Greene County MU Extension is one of the participating organizations that can benefit from your online donations. Your gift funds research-based, low-cost, educational programs that help to improve the lives of 45,000 or more county residents every year. No part of your donation goes to salaries at Greene County MU Extension. But your donation can make a big difference in the lives of your neighbors. This year we have a goal to raise $5,000 to fund free attendance for owners of Century Farms in Greene County at our annual Century Farms education and awards banquet. Also on this day, Greene County Extension is working with other partners to sponsor special activities at the Springfield Botanical Gardens at Nathanael Greene/Close Memorial Park. 8 a.m. -10 a.m. “Hands on Work in the Gardens” with David Middleton / Meet in Botanical Center lobby 9:30 a.m. Presentation by David Burton on historic schools of Greene County / 1-hour in large classroom 10 a.m. –noon Butterfly house sneak peak with Kelly McGowan, horticulture educator / visit butterfly house 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oldies music performed by Joe and Harold at Peace Pavilion./ Enjoy free popcorn and soda in botanical center 1 p.m.—3 p.m. Historic buildings at the Gray/Campbell Farmstead open. / Special midweek opening 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. Guided tram tours of the botanical gardens starting at the south patio of the Botanical Center. 3:30 p.m. “Iris, Peony and Hostas, oh my,” walk with Katie Keith, director of Botanical Center/ Meet in Botanical Center lobby 5:00 p.m. Enjoy kite flying on the great lawn with friends and family. Bring your own kite. 6 p.m. The Springfield Botanical Gardens is a Pokemon Go trainer spot and a popular location with numerous PokeStops. Join in the fun.
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David L. Burton,
MU Extension in Greene County
phone: 417-881-8909

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