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.
Contact us at: repeppard@aol.com                  or            jennyholtz@cox.net
Everyone Welcome
An Activities Calendar will be found on the Member's Page
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Squash Trivia

Squash is one of the oldest crops (some estimate 10,000 years)
Original use was for containers and utensils
Became part of the Pre-Columbian Indian diet

The name "squash" came from an indian word meaning "eaten raw or uncooked"

Presidents Washington & Jefferson grew squash in their gardens

Squash is a fruit - not a vegetable - (it contains seeds of the plant)

In Latin America, squash is used to make candy

The smaller the squash - the more flavor it will have

The beta-carotewne content of winter squash increases on storage

The world's largest squash was grown in Canada, and weighed in at 1500 pounds.