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Apr
30
Tue
Lunch & Learn: Composting 101 @ Tulsa (Tulsa City County Library)
Apr 30 @ 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm
Lunch & Learn: Composting 101 @ Tulsa (Tulsa City County Library)

Bring your bag lunch and learn about composting from Tulsa Master Gardeners. Based on OSU interactive classes and co-presented by the Tulsa Central Library. Free. No reservation needed. For more information, visit the Lunch & Learn webpage, or call 918-748-3701.

May
3
Fri
Application Deadline: Southern SARE 2019 Graduate Student Grant
May 3 @ 4:00 pm
Application Deadline: Southern SARE 2019 Graduate Student Grant

The Southern Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program has released the 2019 Call for Proposals for Graduate Student Grants.

Southern SARE Graduate Student Grants are competitive.  To be considered for funding, proposals must demonstrate a direct relationship between the approach and methods used and the project’s relevance to sustainable agriculture.

Proposal submission deadline is May 3, 2019 at 5 p.m. EST.  Download the Call for Proposals and carefully read the proposal application instructions. All of the guidelines, program goals, review criteria, and the submission process to apply for a Southern SARE Graduate Student Grant can be found within the Call for Proposals.

Research projects that fully address issues of sustainable agriculture of current and potential importance to the Southern region are eligible for submission. Maximum funds awarded for projects are $16,500 for up to three years’ work on the student’s project.

Visit the Southern SARE website for additional information on Graduate Student Grants. Grant awards are announced in late August.

For more information, contact Candace Pollock.

May
7
Tue
Monarch Meetup: Woodward @ Woodward (Woodward Public Library)
May 7 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Monarch Meetup: Woodward @ Woodward (Woodward Public Library)

Have questions about gardening for pollinators? Want to meet others in your community who are helping save the monarchs? Then join a Monarch Meetup!

Local experts will be on hand to answer questions about how to plant and maintain your own monarch/pollinator garden. There will also be free seed packets for attendees. This free public education series is open to anyone to attend and is a casual come & go social. Bring your friends, family and anyone interested in helping save the monarchs.

This meetup is coordinated by Okies for Monarchs.

May
9
Thu
Monarch Meetup: Tishomingo @ Tishomingo (Chickasaw Nation Special Event Center)
May 9 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Monarch Meetup: Tishomingo @ Tishomingo (Chickasaw Nation Special Event Center)

Have questions about gardening for pollinators? Want to meet others in your community who are helping save the monarchs? Then join a Monarch Meetup!

Local experts will be on hand to answer questions about how to plant and maintain your own monarch/pollinator garden. There will also be free seed packets for attendees. This free public education series is open to anyone to attend and is a casual come & go social. Bring your friends, family and anyone interested in helping save the monarchs.

This meetup is coordinated by Okies for Monarchs.

May
10
Fri
Deadline: Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) Signup
May 10 all-day
Deadline: Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) Signup

The deadline to sign up for the Conservation Security Program (CSP) is May 10.

The CSP is a program of the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS).  It pays farmers and ranchers for conservation practices on working lands.

“Whether you are looking to improve grazing conditions, increase crop yields, or develop wildlife habitat, we can custom design a CSP plan to help you meet those goals,” reads the program website.

“We can help you schedule timely planting of cover crops, develop a grazing plan that will improve your forage base, implement no-till to reduce erosion or manage forested areas in a way that benefits wildlife habitat.”

The signup process for CSP is simple.  The National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition makes it even easier to navigate, with a free information alert to help applicants sign up.

Producers with existing CSP contracts from 2014 are eligible for a one-year extension and should contact the nearest NRCS office for more information.

May
11
Sat
OKC Garden Fest @ Oklahoma City (Myriad Botanical Gardens)
May 11 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
OKC Garden Fest @ Oklahoma City (Myriad Botanical Gardens)

This is an annual festival of plants, gardens and artists. Buy items for your garden and home, ask the experts your planting questions, enjoy some family fun activities and grab a yummy bite to eat.


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