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Cultivating Inclusivity

Gardening webinar leads to growth of Spanish-language resources 

By population, the United States is the second-largest Spanish-speaking country in the world, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Counting both bilingual and native speakers of Spanish, the U.S. has more people who can speak Spanish than Spain itself. How do MU Extension specialists make sure they serve Missourians who speak Spanish? “I first started doing a home gardening webinar…

Gardeners Make Community Impact

Greene County Master Gardeners donate fresh grown produce to local food pantries

Those who have planted gardens feel that they have “done something for the good of the whole world,” wrote American author Charles Dudley Warner in 1871. For Greene County Master Gardeners Maryfrances DiGirolamo and James Hilburn, gardening has become a way to give back to their community, doing “something for the good of the world.” They use their University of…

Give It a Try

Results from MU taste tests help growers pick out crop varieties

Each year Bradford Research Center hosts taste-testing events, such as the popular Tomato Festival, to gather data on what people like to eat. They test dozens of varieties of tomatoes, peppers, sweet corn and melons and then share the results with farmers. This year’s results from several events are now posted.