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Save the 3 Bs
(Bees, Butterflies
and Beneficials) Workshop

Find out how you can attract bees, butterflies and other pollinators and beneficial bugs to your home, school or community garden!

Saturday, June 6, 2015

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Twilight Horticulture Field Day

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

Thursday, June 11th
6:15 pm – 8:15 pm

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What’s in your pasture?

Get hands-on experience identifying common pasture plants during this free evening workshop.

Thursday, June 25th
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
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Free Evening Workshop!

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History of the
Kerr Center

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

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.

Kuepper will discuss the practices that have enabled the conversion of former bermudagrass pasture, without the use of herbicides, to productive organic horticulture plots. He will detail the cover cropping and crop rotation practices that suppress weeds and maintain soil fertility – as described in his recent report “Market Farming with Rotations and Cover Crops: An Organic Bio-Extensive System” – and outline recent moves toward establishment of perennial crops, including elderberries.

Enjoy a lovely late spring evening in southeast Oklahoma!

This event is free, with refreshments provided. It will take place outdoors, on grass and possibly mud, so appropriate shoes, etc., are recommended.

Directions to Kerr Center

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Jun
25
Thu
I.D. those Pasture Plants! Free Evening Workshop @ Kerr Center
Jun 25 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
I.D. those Pasture Plants! Free Evening Workshop @ Kerr Center | Poteau | Oklahoma | United States

What’s in your pasture?

Get hands-on experience identifying common pasture plants during this free evening workshop.

For directions and map click here.

No pre-registration required.

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Jun
26
Fri
Registration Deadline: Ranch Water System Workshop
Jun 26 all-day
Jul
11
Sat
Ranch Water System Workshop: Livestock Watering Systems and Stream and Pond Conservation @ Kerr Center
Jul 11 @ 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Kerr Center livestock staff will present this Saturday afternoon and evening workshop, covering:

– riparian area management

– stabilized stream crossings

– livestock watering systems:

  • gravity flow from ponds
  • tractor-tire watering tanks
  • portable watering systems.

The earlier, afternoon portion of the workshop will consist of indoor presentations, followed by a tour of the Kerr Center watering systems in the evening.

Amber Reese from Oklahoma’s Cooperative Extension Service will talk about the results of a study of water quality in different kinds of watering tanks, including tractor tires.

Registration costs $15 and includes sandwiches and drinks. Pre-registration is required by June 26. (No refund for cancellations after June 26.)

For directions and map, click here.




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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