Wisconsin State Horticultural Society / Transactions of the Wisconsin State Horticultural Society. Proceedings, essays and reports at the annual winter meetings, held at Madison, Feb. 1, 2 and 3, 1870 and Feb. 7, 8 and 9, 1871
(1871 [covers 1870/1871])
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24 WISCONSIN STATE HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY. Resolved, That this society hold a summer exhibition, offering premiums to indi- viduals, and also liberal premiums to local societies; and that we appropriate one hundred dollars of our present funds for this purpose. The location of the exhibi tion and time to be decided by the excutive committee. [This meeting was held at Oshkosh in June, 1870, but owing to the dry, hot weather in the southern counties, few from those counties attended. The show, however, was a success qualita- tively and pecuniarily.-Secretary's Report for 1871.] HORTICULTURAL LIBRARIES. Mr. McAFzz inquired whether any of the local societies had established libraries, as one of the means of usefulness in their work? Mr. LEITCH replied for the Madison society, that it had begun a library, and was making additions to it constantly. Mr. Honz said it had been resolved by the Oshkosh society to commence a libra- ry for the use of the members. They were acting on the principle that the dissemi- nation of knowledge was the best means of promoting horticulture. Pains were taken to have many horticultural papers and periodicals relating to and giving knowledge upon this subject laid before the people; and they were already feeling the good results of their endeavors; and among the best of these was the Western Farmer. Mr. Moaxow, of the Western Farmer, said that in view of the great importance of horticultural knowledge to the community, he would announce that his paper should be always open to the proceedings of all the local as well as state societies and others who desired to use its columns, and he should endeavor to make it worthy of a place in the library of every society. HONORARY MBERS. Mr. STICKNEY then introduced Mr. EmoRY Uf the Prairie Farmer, and Mr. ANDREws of Marango, of "Siberian crab" notoriety, and moved that they be admitted as honorary mem- bers. Which motion prevailed. THE EXHIBITION OF FRUITS. There being on the table a large show of apples, pears and grapes, exhibited by the members in attendance, on motion the President appointed Messrs. PLUMB, STExVNs and STIcKNriY a committee to examine and report on these fruits. mERIXENAL GARDEN. At the afternoon session the question occurred in its order, "What course shall be pursued with the experimental garden?"
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