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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Thanks to our wonderful customers - the 2015 Plant Sale was a success. As a result, we will be able to continue to fund our seed grant program.
Fall "Sweets" Trivia
The Red candy apple was first created by William W Kolb in 1908.
The best apple for caramel apples is Granny Smith.
A brief history of candy corn:
Candy corn was first made by George Renninger of the Wunderlee Candy Co. in Philadelphia in 1888. It was brought to the masseas in 1900 by The Goelitz Candy Co. (this candy company would later be renamed Jelly Belly). Each piece of candy corn contains 7 calories - thus a cup of candy corn has fewer calories than a cup of raisins. Approximately 9 billion pieces of candy corn (35 million pounds) will be made this year. National Candy Corn Day is October 30.
Think you might like to be a member? Come to a meeting and check us out. Meetingsare on the first Wed. of the month (Sept.-May except Jan.) 7 PM at the Douglas/Sarpy County Extension Office (8015 W Center Road)