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Events/Training

Jun
26
Tue
Soil Health Field Tour @ Ardmore (Noble Foundation)
Jun 26 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Soil Health Field Tour @ Ardmore (Noble Foundation)

The Noble Research Institute invites you to a hands-on field tour with Noble soils and crops consultant Jim Johnson, and world-renowned soil microbiologist Christine Jones, Ph.D.

Spend the morning taking a walk through the Noble cover crop plots, get your hands dirty in the soil and learn how what you see relates to soil biology and soil health. Following lunch, Jones will give a lecture on how enhancing above- and below-ground plant diversity to maximize the power of photosynthesis creates a robust soil microbiome, reducing reliance on additional fertilizers and herbicides; improving soil structure and function; and optimizing soil, plant, animal and human health, water quality, and farm profit.

Registration fee is $25 and includes lunch. For more information or to register, visit www.noble.org/events or call 580-223-5810. Preregistration is requested.

Livestock Forage Workshop @ Atoka (Atoka Choctaw Community Center)
Jun 26 @ 6:00 pm
Livestock Forage Workshop @ Atoka (Atoka Choctaw Community Center)

Partners include OSU Extension, USDA NRCS, Choctaw Nation Agriculture Outreach, and more.

To RSVP, Contact Harold Stephens at 580-889-7337.

Download the flyer (PDF, 1.3 MB)

Jun
29
Fri
Workshop: Soil Health And Plant Identification @ Tahlequah (multiple locations)
Jun 29 @ 9:00 am – Jun 30 @ 12:00 pm
Workshop: Soil Health And Plant Identification @ Tahlequah (multiple locations)

Gregory Scott and Blane Stacey will lead this free series of pasture walks and discussion on assessing pasture health. Gregory and Blane are exceptional speakers with a wealth of knowledge about native plants and managed pasture forage systems to improve diversity, yield, and overall soil health. This is an excellent soil health and plant ID learning opportunity with two of Oklahoma’s best!

This training is part of the Oklahoma Conservation Commission’s Soil Health Education Program.
Learn more at https://www.ok.gov/conservation/Programs/Soil_Health_Education_Program.html.

Download the flyer (PDF, 300 KB)

For more information or to register, visit the registration website, or contact the Oklahoma Farmers & Ranchers Association by email or phone (918-207-9107).

Jun
30
Sat
Workshop: Re-connecting to Earth Medicine: Herbs and their Healing Properties @ Oklahoma City (Commonwealth Urban Farms of OKC)
Jun 30 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Workshop: Re-connecting to Earth Medicine: Herbs and their Healing Properties @ Oklahoma City (Commonwealth Urban Farms of OKC)

This workshop will enter into the world of herbal healing by using all of the senses to identify different medicinal plants on an herb walk. It will explore the basic healing properties of common herbs such as yarrow, sage, rosemary, calendula, thyme, plantain, nettle, and dandelion. This is an introductory course for anyone who is curious about re-connecting to the plants that surround us and learning about how they can teach us, guide us, and accompany us through our own healing journeys.
Instructor: Stephanie Holiman has recently returned to Oklahoma after living in Chile for twenty years, where she directed the organic gardening center Huerto Hada Verde

For more information, visit the Garden School website, or email the organizers.

Jul
10
Tue
Tour the Kerr Center @ Kerr Center
Jul 10 @ 9:00 am
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.

Tours go from 9-11 or 1-3 (approximate length),  and cost $10 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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