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Events/Training

Jul
18
Wed
Garden Explorers Camp @ Oklahoma City (Will Rogers Gardens)
Jul 18 – Jul 22 all-day
Garden Explorers Camp @ Oklahoma City (Will Rogers Gardens)

Have fun digging in the soil, planting container gardens to take home, creating crafts, and learning about how to design a garden. Find out what’s bugging you and your plants by exploring the world of insects, plants and diseases. Campers will also enjoy exploring the grounds of the Will Rogers Arboretum, as well as a few field trips away to area destinations. Space is limited to 10, so sign up as soon as you can! Nutritious snacks will be provided throughout the day. Parents should provide a sack lunch and drink. Aftercare is available from 4pm-5:30pm for $50 a child.

For Ages 7-12
Cost: $195/camper *Non-transferable
Location
Will Rogers Garden
3400 NW 36th (located on the SW corner of NW 36th at Grand Blvd.
Oklahoma City, OK

For more information or to register, visit the event listing.

Jul
19
Thu
Workshop: Wildfire Recovery and Managing Grazingland Biological Indicators of Soil Health @ Clinton (Cheyenne & Arapaho Community Center)
Jul 19 @ 9:30 am – 1:00 pm
Workshop: Wildfire Recovery and Managing Grazingland Biological Indicators of Soil Health @ Clinton (Cheyenne & Arapaho Community Center)

To RSVP for this free workshop, which includes lunch, contact Carol Crouch by phone (405-612-9331) or email.

Download flyer & agenda (PDF, 250 KB)

Agenda

9:30 AM – Pre-registration

10:00 AM – Welcome & Introductions
– Dr. Carol Crouch, NRCS
– Nathan Hart, Cheyenne & Arapaho Tribes

10:15 AM – Importance of Ag Census
– Troy Marshall

NRCS Conservation Client Gateway
– Dr. Carol Couch, NRCS

10:30 AM – Wildfire Recovery and Managing Grazing Land
– Steve Alspach, NRCS Soil Scientist

11:15 AM – Soil Health Principles & Demonstration
– Steve Alspach
– Greg Scott

11:45 AM – USDA Climate Hub
– Caitlin Rottler, USDA ARS

12:00 PM Lunch & Prayer

1:00 PM – Adjourn

Networking Opportunity

Jul
20
Fri
Conference: Women in Agriculture & Small Business @ McAlester (Eastern Oklahoma State College)
Jul 20 @ 8:00 am – 3:30 pm
Conference: Women in Agriculture & Small Business @ McAlester (Eastern Oklahoma State College)

The Ouachita Mountains Resources Conservation and Development (RC&D) Council will host the 2018 Women in Agriculture and Small Business Conference July 20th at Eastern Oklahoma State College in McAlester, OK.  The agriculture/small business presentations and networking opportunities will benefit landowners, investors and professionals from across the region.

There will be 10+ speakers from across the state presenting in dual concurring sessions on a wide variety of agriculture/small business related topics. Topics this year include timely subjects such as aquaponics, greenhouses, marketing, Annie’s Project, small business development, food modernization, new tax laws, oil & gas updates, Home Bakery Act, agritourism, and more.

The registration fee for the conference is $20, which includes lunch and the potential to win door prizes from conference sponsors. Seating is limited, so register early to make sure you can be a part of this dynamic learning opportunity.

For more information or to register, visit the conference website or contact Brandi Hernandez by email or phone (903-357-7309).

Jul
21
Sat
Workshop: What’s the Buzz About Bees? @ Bixby (Bixby Library)
Jul 21 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Workshop: What's the Buzz About Bees? @ Bixby (Bixby Library)

Join Alan Larson, local beekeeper and member of the Oklahoma State Beekeepers Association, as he discusses all you need to know about bees and beekeeping.

For more information, visit the event page.

Workshop: Worms Make Me Happy – Composting & Vermicomposting @ Oklahoma City (Commonwealth Urban Farms of OKC)
Jul 21 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Workshop: Worms Make Me Happy – Composting & Vermicomposting @ Oklahoma City (Commonwealth Urban Farms of OKC)

Allen has been building compost piles, as well as composting with worms, for many years, and has a profound appreciation for rot! Allen will discuss the difference between a worm bed and a compost pile, and demonstrate how to build one successfully to make that beautiful, rich, black substance we call “gardener’s gold”.

Instructor: Allen Parleir, coordinator of Closer To Earth and co-founder of CommonWealth

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


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