Mens Garden Club of Omaha

What's in a name?  Sometimes it's nothing more than history or tradition.
When the Men's Garden Club of Omaha was formed, many women were stay-at-home moms and housewives.  If they joined a garden club, it usually met during the day.  The Men's Garden Club provided an opportunity for men to join together at night to share their interest in horticulture.  Today, many women work outside of the home, and like the men prefer a night-time meeting time.  Women are welcome to join the club, and are equal members.  Over the years, we have had many women serving as officers of the club. Like Boys Town, which serves both boys and girls, we have simply retained the original (historic) name.
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Corn & Tomato Tivia

* Corn Leads all other U.S. crops in value and volume of production:
Each year, a single US farmer provides food & fibee for approximately 129 people.

* Corn is produced on every continent except Antartica. One pund of corn contains
   approximately 1300 kernels.

* A typical ear of corn has 800 kernels arranged in 16 rows.

* Although yellow & white are the most common corn colors, it can be grown in blackish,
  blue-gray, purple, green and red.

* Corn is wind pollinated.  Each tassel produces almost 5 million grains of pollen.

*Botanically, the tomato is a fruit (It contains seeds and is grown from a flowering plant.

*In 1887, the US Supreme court   declared the tomato should be considered a vegetable
  in terms of a tariff law of the time which taxed vegetables but not fruits.  The ruling was
  based on a popular definition of "vegetable" basewd on usage.

* China is the world's largest producer of tomatoes (1/4 of the world's production)

*The tomato is native to South America

*The scientific name for the tomatoe (lycopersicon lycopersicum) means "wolf peach".

*Americans eat an average of 22-24 pounds of tomatoes/person/year.