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Friday, March 23, 2018

Sensory Garden Symposium

When:  Friday, March 23, 2018, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Nathanael Greene and Close Memorial Parks
2400 S Scenic Avenue, Springfield MO map...


Learn more about the plans for Springfield Botanical Garden’s next step for bringing nature, gardens and people together at this event. The symposium is designed especially for educators, accessibility advocates, inclusion specialists and anyone interested in the planned sensory garden for the five senses. Symposium topics and speakers include “Memory Care with Alzheimer patients Using Plants” by Kelly McGowan, horticulture educator with University of Missouri Extension. The program “Adaptive Gardening and Disability Sensitivity” will be presented by Amanda Primm, access and technology specialist, Southwest Council for Independent Living. “Differentiated Learning Styles in the Garden,” will be presented by Becky Day, interpretive horticulturist at the Botanical Center. Keith will present “Envisioning our Sensory Garden in Springfield.”


There is a registration fee of $18 to cover the cost of lunch and some make and take materials. Individuals and register online at under Activities number 12774 or call 417-891-1515 ext # 2.  more...




Kelly McGowan,
MU Extension in Greene County
phone: 417-881-8909

Farm to School of the Ozarks Garden Teacher Training

When:  Friday, March 23, 2018, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Hollister Schools Ag Building
1914 State Hwy BB, Hollister MO map...


This training is offered for Teachers from Hollister School District and Springfield Catholic Schools to support the Farm to School of the Ozarks Program. Teachers will learn skills to teach garden curriculum and to engage students in outdoor garden classrooms. Teachers will also learn other ways to connect kids with their food.




Pamela Duitsman,
MU Extension in Christian County
phone: 417-581-3558