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Monthly Archives: March 2013
The Pulaski County Master Gardeners will host a workshop, Native Plants — Our Natural State, on Thursday, April 4 between 8:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. at the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Building (2301 S. University Avenue) in Little Rock. The training will consist of classroom instruction and information on native plants including seed saving, pass-along plants, Arkansas Native plants and propagation. The lecture will be followed by a book signing by a noted gardener, Felder Rushing. The New South Nursery will have native plants available for purchase. Cost is $15.00 per person. Registration begins at 8 a.m., and the class starts … Continue reading
Celebrate Faulkner County history and future by attracting youth to the important issue of local sustainable food production based in tradition and innovation. Join the 5th Annual Faulkner County Seed Swap and Local Foods Festival, this Saturday, March 30 starting at 1 p.m. at the Faulkner County Museum (801 Locust Street) in Conway. There will be informational and educational booths and demonstrations of traditional sustainable living techniques of Faulkner County and central Arkansas. Schedule of Events: Seed Swap & Museum Open House – 1-3 p.m. Local Foods Festival – 2-7:30 p.m. Live Music 2-7:30 p.m. Cost: Admission to seed swap … Continue reading
Interested in keeping bees? Wanna meet fellow beekeepers? Then, attend Greater Hot Springs Beekeepers Association’s monthly meeting, tonight at 7 p.m. at Lake Hamilton Church of the Nazarene (200 Lockhaven Point) in Hot Springs. For more information, contact Robert Schappek by clicking here.
Arkansas schools that are interested in building vegetable gardens and starting garden-based education programming for students can apply for funds from the Arkansas Children’s Hospital Research Institute (ACHRI) Delta Garden Study. The state’s largest garden-based childhood obesity prevention research study, funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), and in collaboration with Bank of America, is accepting competing applications until April 1 for two $7,000 awards. Qualifying schools will receive $7,000 in cash to build and maintain an on-campus vegetable garden, as well as training for teachers and garden participants on how to integrate the garden into science and other … Continue reading
Interested in keeping bees? Wanna meet fellow beekeepers? Then, attend North Central Arkansas Beekeeping Association’s monthly meeting, tonight at 7 p.m. at Farm Bureau Insurance (1424 Highway 62 W) in Mountain Home. For more information, contact Nina Huddleston by clicking here.
Meet fellow canoeing enthusiasts near you! Join Central Arkansas Canoe Club for its monthly meeting, tonight at 7 p.m. at the Oyster Bar (3003 West Markham Street) in Little Rock. For more information, visit the Club website at www.arkansascanoeclub.com.
Join the Bean Mountain Farms for a plant sale, this Saturday, March 30 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. in front of Eggshells Kitchen (5501 Kavanaugh Boulevard) in Little Rock. Located in Deer, Arkansas, the Bean Mountain Farms specializes in heirloom and unique seedlings grown certified naturally. Some of the plants that will be for sale include: 19 varieties of tomatoes, 11 varieties of sweet peppers, 14 varieties of hot peppers, greens, herbs, and flowers. Please bring shopping baskets and bags if possible; extra paper sacks will be gladly accepted. For more information, contact Eggshells Kitchen at (501) 664-6900.
Join the Arkansas River Valley Audubon Society for its monthly meeting, tonight at 7 p.m. at Lake Dardanelle State Park Visitor Center (100 State Park Drive) in Russellville. Teresa Matthews will give a presentation titled “Autumn in Nebraska” showing birds and wildlife viewed on a trip she made last year. Visitors are welcome, and refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Coe Wilson at (501) 727-5559.
Meet fellow canoeing enthusiasts near you! Join Northwest Arkansas Canoe Club for its monthly meeting, tonight at 6:30 p.m. at Jim’s Razorback Pizza (2620 W. 6th Street) in Fayetteville. For more information, visit the Club website at www.arkansascanoeclub.com.
Interested in keeping chickens in the city? Then, don’t miss the Backyard Chickens workshop, this Saturday, March 23 at 4 p.m. at John Gould Fletcher Library (823 N. Buchanan) in Little Rock. Nao Ueda, author of GreenAR by the Day, will share her experience of raising chickens in downtown Little Rock. Nao has been a proud urban chicken momma since 2008. Topics to be covered include: Raising chicks Breed selection Chicken ordinances in central Arkansas Housing & care Diseases & treatment For more information, contact the library at (501) 663-5457.