July, 2012

It’s Not Paper or Plastic, It’s Oak or Hickory

Barb Ostmann begins weaving her basket at a DNW workshop at Twin Pines
Long before the supermarket began offering a choice of paper or plastic, early Ozarkers had the choice of oak or hickory baskets to carry their goods and treasures. Today baskets can be made of exotic plants, meaning habitat improvement is woven into an Ozarks tradition. More
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'Be Prepared' Isn’t Just for Boy Scouts

In the logs woods, foresters may need to self-evacuate by splinting.
MDC employees take the “be prepared” out of the Boy Scout manual and into the log woods. More
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