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Plasticulture Workshop:

Using Plastic Mulch in your Home or Market Garden

$25, pre-registration extended until May 5. REGISTER NOW

Saturday, May 9, 2015

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The award-winning non-profit educational foundation has its headquarters on the historic 4000-acre Kerr Ranch, five miles south of Poteau on highway 271.

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The Kerr Center for Sustainable Agriculture has been serving LeFlore County and southeastern Oklahoma since 1965 (read more history of the Kerr Center).

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Events/Training

May
9
Sat
Plasticulture Workshop: Using Plastic Mulch in your Home or Market Garden @ Kerr Center
May 9 @ 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm

 

Enjoy a spring afternoon in the lovely Poteau River Valley and learn about using plastic mulch and drip irrigation for vegetable production.

Program will include indoor presentations and outdoor demonstration.

Join ODAFF Market Coordinator Micah Anderson, Kerr Center hort manager George Kuepper and farmer Glynnis Coleman on the Kerr Center’s Cannon Horticulture Plots as they set up a drip irrigation line and lay plastic mulch. Get tips and see tools. Learn how plastic mulch and drip irrigation can help you reduce weeding and watering.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MAY 5.

$25, includes snacks and drinks; $10 for spouse or other family member.

Space is limited, so register early. (Note: Cancel by May 1 to receive a refund.)

Click here for directions and map.

Register below with PayPal or credit card or print out a registration form and mail it with a check.


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May
12
Tue
Tour the Kerr Center @ Kerr Center
May 12 all-day
Tour the Kerr Center @ Kerr Center | Poteau | Oklahoma | United States

Guided tours are available one day each month, on the second Tuesday of the month.

During these tours, Kerr Center staff show visitors our current horticulture and livestock projects.

Short tours go from 9-11 or 1-3 (approximate length),  and cost $10 per person.

Long tours are also available, starting at 9 a.m., and cost $20 per person.

Advance registration is required.

Contact us a week in advance to let us know you are coming and whether you want to see horticulture or livestock projects or both.

Keep in mind that what is available to see varies according to season. When you call, we can let you know what is available to see. We want you to have the best possible experience!

Pay at the door. Tours begin at the Kerr Center office.

Click here for directions and map.

All other visits must be requested at least two weeks in advance. Groups are welcome.

Call the Kerr Center at 918.647.9123 or email mailbox@kerrcenter.com with “tour request” in the subject line to arrange a visit.

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Jun
6
Sat
Spring Native Pollinator Workshop @ Kerr Center
Jun 6 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Anne Stine from the Xerces Society and the Kerr Center’s David Redhage will cover topics including:

  • pollinators and pollinator plants
  • how to incorporate pollinator habitat into a home landscape, garden, ranch, or farm.
  • beneficial insects in the garden and farm
  • Monarch butterflies: host and nectar plants

The workshop will include general information about native pollinators and habitat as well as information specific to ecoregions in Oklahoma.

Participants  will also get outside and see pollinators and habitat on the Kerr Ranch, horticulture farm and office landscape.

Participants will receive educational resources including two books: Farming with Native Beneficial Insects and Farming for Bees, both from the Xerces Society, as well as other resources.

Lunch, drinks and snacks provided.

Space is limited; register early.

Pre-registration required by May 22. Cost: $50 per person; $25 for spouse or child from the same family. (Families will receive one set of resources.)

Register online using PayPal or credit card or print out registration form and return to Kerr Center.


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Jun
9
Tue
Tour the Kerr Center @ Kerr Center
Jun 9 all-day
Tour the Kerr Center @ Kerr Center | Poteau | Oklahoma | United States

Guided tours are available one day each month, on the second Tuesday of the month.

During these tours, Kerr Center staff show visitors our current horticulture and livestock projects.

Short tours go from 9-11 or 1-3 (approximate length),  and cost $10 per person.

Long tours are also available, starting at 9 a.m., and cost $20 per person.

Advance registration is required.

Contact us a week in advance to let us know you are coming and whether you want to see horticulture or livestock projects or both.

Keep in mind that what is available to see varies according to season. When you call, we can let you know what is available to see. We want you to have the best possible experience!

Pay at the door. Tours begin at the Kerr Center office.

Click here for directions and map.

All other visits must be requested at least two weeks in advance. Groups are welcome.

Call the Kerr Center at 918.647.9123 or email mailbox@kerrcenter.com with “tour request” in the subject line to arrange a visit.

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Jun
11
Thu
Twilight Horticulture Field Day @ Kerr Center
Jun 11 @ 6:15 pm – 8:15 pm
Twilight Horticulture Field Day @ Kerr Center | Poteau | Oklahoma | United States

This free evening tour of the Kerr Center’s certified organic Cannon Horticulture Project will be hosted by George Kuepper and David Redhage.

See what we have growing in our vegetable plots.

Learn the innovative methods we use to manage weeds organically and build soil health, including:

  • mulch
  • rotations
  • cover crops
  • other organic practices.

Enjoy a lovely late spring evening in southeast Oklahoma!

Free event, refreshments provided. We will be outside, walking on grass and possibly mud, so wear appropriate shoes, etc.

Directions to Kerr Center

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Butterflyweed brings back childhood memories for me. I remember seeing it in the pasture field outside the kitchen window as a child. I tried (successfully) to leave it when cutting the field for hay, unknowingly paying homage to Robert Frost’s poem “The Tuft of Flowers,” in which the scythe spared a patch of Butterflyweed.

–David Redhage, Native Plants for Pollinators