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Welcome to the Kerr Center for Sustainable Agriculture

News and Recent Publications

  • President’s Note: 30 Years of SARE

    Last month I wrote about a presentation at the National SARE Conference in St. Louis about livestock eating weeds. This month I want to point to a publication recently released by the National SARE office,…

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  • Field Notes – May 2018

    As summer looms, David Redhage takes a look back over the Kerr Center’s three decades of involvement with SARE. We’ve got another top-notch grazing workshop on the calendar for June 9, and we’re hoping you’ll…

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  • SIGN UP for E-Field Notes: Kerr Center Newsletter

    Information to help you be successful and sustainable! Keep up with Kerr Center Farm and Ranch, public events, publications, videos: sign up for our monthly e-newsletter, E-Field Notes.

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  • 2017 National Conference on Cover Crops and Soil Health Presentations

    via National SARE: Videos and presentations from the 2017 National Conference on Cover Crops and Soil Health sessions are now available. Held December 7-8, 2017 in Indianapolis, the conference highlighted insights from some of the nation’s most innovative producers,…

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  • HIS 2018 Proceedings Available

    The proceedings from the 2018 Horticulture Industries show, along with a photo gallery from the same event, are now available free online. The proceedings document is a 222-page pdf with program information, vendor contact information,…

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  • Kerr Center Founding President Jim Horne Retires after 45 Years

    Jim Horne, Special Projects Director at the Kerr Center for Sustainable Agriculture, retired Dec. 31 after a forty-five year career with the organization. He was honored with a plaque at the trustees’ meeting in early…

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Events/Training

May
19
Sat
Wildlife Habitat Garden Tour and Plant Sale @ Tulsa (various locations)
May 19 @ 9:00 am – May 20 @ 5:00 pm
Wildlife Habitat Garden Tour and Plant Sale @ Tulsa (various locations)

Join the Tulsa Audubon Society for its annual tour of local gardens and yards that have been turned into animal-friendly spaces, along with a plant sale from companies featuring native and wildlife friendly plants. Tickets are $6 per person (children 13 and under are free) and will be available at each of the homes, so there is not one “starting place.”

This year’s tour will feature five Tulsa area gardens.

For more information, including addresses and map, visit http://www.tulsaaudubon.org/wildlifehabitatgardentour.htm.

May
20
Sun
Pollinator Plant Sale @ Tulsa (Tulsa Zoo)
May 20 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Pollinator Plant Sale @ Tulsa (Tulsa Zoo) | Tulsa | Oklahoma | United States

Visit the Tulsa Zoo’s Pollinator Plant Sale every Saturday and Sunday in May at the zoo’s gift shop, Meerkat Market. You can purchase various plant species for your garden at home, so you can attract pollinator species. Pollinators, such as butterflies, hummingbirds, bees, are extremely important to the well-being of many plants and crops, so it’s important to provide them with necessary resources.

Basics:

All plants are in pots and will be sold for $3.50 each (member and employee discounts do not apply). A specific quantity of each plant will be available for sale each weekend and when that quantity is sold there will be no more available until the next weekend. Plants will not be held for customers during their visit to the zoo. All plants may be planted in full sun locations and almost all require very little watering after becoming established.

Plants:

  • Swamp Milkweed
  • Showy Milkweed
  • Bloodflower
  • Yellow Bloodflower
  • Purple Coneflower
  • New England Aster
  • Bee Balm
  • Autumn Sage
  • Goldenrod
  • Hyssop
May
22
Tue
Workshop: Hunger and Horticulture @ Stillwater (OSU FAPC)
May 22 @ 12:30 pm – 6:15 pm
Workshop: Hunger and Horticulture @ Stillwater (OSU FAPC)

Register by May 11 (postmark deadline)

While authorities split hairs with numbers and statistics, sadly all consistently demonstrate an ever-growing dilemma that Oklahomans must address. All of the speakers at this workshop will strive to provide actual citations/references that will allow participants to follow up in greater detail on any particular topic.

Between the speakers and the multiple opportunities for networking, participants will leave with heightened awareness and empathy for those experiencing hunger and associated complications.

Please be sure to have lunch before attending the workshop.

The 2016 hunger workshop filled to capacity quickly. Please register early to reserve a place.

For more information or to register, visit the conference website or contact Stephanie Larimer by email or phone (405-744-5404).

May
26
Sat
Pollinator Plant Sale @ Tulsa (Tulsa Zoo)
May 26 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Pollinator Plant Sale @ Tulsa (Tulsa Zoo) | Tulsa | Oklahoma | United States

Visit the Tulsa Zoo’s Pollinator Plant Sale every Saturday and Sunday in May at the zoo’s gift shop, Meerkat Market. You can purchase various plant species for your garden at home, so you can attract pollinator species. Pollinators, such as butterflies, hummingbirds, bees, are extremely important to the well-being of many plants and crops, so it’s important to provide them with necessary resources.

Basics:

All plants are in pots and will be sold for $3.50 each (member and employee discounts do not apply). A specific quantity of each plant will be available for sale each weekend and when that quantity is sold there will be no more available until the next weekend. Plants will not be held for customers during their visit to the zoo. All plants may be planted in full sun locations and almost all require very little watering after becoming established.

Plants:

  • Swamp Milkweed
  • Showy Milkweed
  • Bloodflower
  • Yellow Bloodflower
  • Purple Coneflower
  • New England Aster
  • Bee Balm
  • Autumn Sage
  • Goldenrod
  • Hyssop
NE OKC Farmers Market Festival of Greens @ Oklahoma City
May 26 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

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