Annual Women As Landowners attendance up

Isle of Capri Chef Jason Martin recounts the steps he took to becoming a chef before preparing a dish to serve to many of those present at the Women as Landowners meeting.

Isle of Capri Chef Jason Martin recounts the steps he took to becoming a chef before preparing a dish to serve to many of those present at the Women as Landowners meeting. Photo by David Wilson.

There were 136 signed up for the seventh annual Women As Landowners and Their Partners Conference held Tuesday, Feb. 22, at the California United Church of Christ. Last year there were 99.

The three breakout sessions included six topics to choose from.

"Container Gardening" by Alice Longfellow of Longfellow's Garden Center proved very popular, just as container gardening is becoming more popular. She talked about how to grow healthy container gardens at what time of year, the pot size needed and what plants thrive in that environment.

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Scott Williams, Missouri Department of Conservation, demonstrates a body grip trap designed to work underwater and catch beaver. As a part of his discussion of trapping nuisance animals, and furbearers, Williams demonstrated several different types of live and kill traps.

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Chef Jason Martin, assisted by Tyler Botts, demonstrated cooking with this recipe involving toasted bread, pork roast and cole slaw, which was then passed out for the audience to try.

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Alice Longfellow, Longfellow's Garden Center, Centertown, presents a session on container gardening at the Women as Landowners meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 22.

For more of this story check out the March 2 issue of the California Democrat.

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