The grape bunches are sizing up at the Missouri State Fruit Experiment Station. Our Home Winemaking Workshop to be held on Wednesday, July 23, will feature an optional vineyard tour weather permitting for those interested in growing their own grapes for winemaking.
The workshop is scheduled to be held July 23 beginning at Faurot Hall and will include informal presentations with group participation and equipment displays. Participants will receive selected home winemaking supplies and a home winemaking bulletin.
“The ‘Waters of the United States’ proposal would give Washington bureaucrats the power to regulate nearly every area of the ground that gets wet or has water flow during rainfall. The House of Representatives passed the appropriations bill with my provision to prevent the rule from being enforced. Now the fight will continue in the Unites States Senate. Our Constitution gives the House of Representatives the power of the purse strings. If the EPA continues its war on rural America, I will keep using every possible avenue to protect rural Missouri,” said Smith.
“Rain barrels are gaining in popularity with home gardeners because this time of year we get a lot of rain,” said Kelly McGowan, horticulture educator with University of Missouri Extension. Using a rain barrel has its advantages. For starters, it is a great way to save money on a water bill for anyone who gardens. Rainwater is also better than tap water for plants.