ABOUT THIS VIDEO: This presentation was recorded on May 18, 2013 at the annual Master Gardeners of the Ozarks Garden Tour. This year the Garden Tour event was held at Five Oaks Farms in Forsyth, Missouri, in the SW part of the state. Five Oaks Farms is the estate of Tony and Robin Collier. They are the owners of National Enzyme Company in Forsyth, Missouri. Their 142 acre estate includes 25 acres of manicured lawns, gardens and a commercial hydroponic lettuce production facility. The event featured 6 speakers on a variety of topics as well as tours of the gardens, greenhouse and other facilities at Five Oaks. This is the first video of the series. In the video, Jim discusses several points about vegetable gardening in the Ozarks and in general. ABOUT JIM KOHLER: Jim, born in St. Louis County, was raised on a truck farm in midst of suburbia. He taught BS Vocational Agriculture Education at Missouri State in 1980 and taught high school Vo-Ag in southwest Missouri for four years. Jim operated Southwest Landscaping Company from 1985-1990 and has had 22 years experience as a wholesale distributor sales representative at Springfield Seed and Hummert International. Jim is currently employed in the growing and retail operations at Garden Adventures Nursery in Nixa, Missouri. His wife and he tend approximately 2500 square feet of vegetable garden, berries, and brambles on 24 acres outside of Nixa, Missouri. ABOUT MASTER GARDENERS OF THE OZARKS: The mission of the University of Missouri Extension Master Gardener volunteer program is to provide horticultural information and training to the gardening public based on proven research specific to the local climate, soil and plants. Master Gardeners of the Ozarks mission is to help others learn to grow. Master Gardeners involve people in improving the quality of life […]
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