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Apr
20
Sat
2nd Annual Prairie Wind Nursery Monarch Migration Celebration @ Norman (Prairie Wind Nursery)
Apr 20 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
2nd Annual Prairie Wind Nursery Monarch Migration Celebration @ Norman (Prairie Wind Nursery)

Prairie Wind Nursery is partnering with Monarch Watch, the national organization that promotes the conservation and restoration of monarch butterfly habitat. Oklahoma lies in the path of monarch butterfly migration routes, so more food and habitat in the state helps to benefit butterflies and other pollinators. This event is child friendly and a good outing for parents and children.

The event includes both programming and activities. Sandy Schwinn of Monarch Watch will speak about the life cycle and migration of the monarch butterfly. Her talk will be geared so that children as well as adults can understand the importance of the monarch and how we can help.

Bill Farris of Prairie Wind Nursery will discuss the life cycle and migration of the monarch, as well as demonstrate what you can do to help the monarchs. He will speak to the types of plants which encourage Monarch butterflies as well as other pollinators. This is focused primarily for the adults to know more about plants such as varieties of milkweed, other cultivar varieties and nectar plants, and proper location, planting, and care of these plants.

There will also be a variety of activities for children, which will include making a bird feeder from pine cones and peanut butter, worm races, an opportunity to plant a seed and/or plant to take home, and other activities.

There will be a monarch release, and attendees can tour the monarch way station and see garden beds designed to attract butterflies and pollinators.

There is no fee for this event.

Apr
23
Tue
Lunch & Learn: Seed Saving – Heirloom Seeds @ Tulsa (Tulsa City County Library)
Apr 23 @ 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm
Lunch & Learn: Seed Saving - Heirloom Seeds @ Tulsa (Tulsa City County Library)

Bring your bag lunch and learn about seed saving and heirloom seeds 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.

Monarch Meetup: El Reno @ El Reno (Carnegie Library)
Apr 23 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Monarch Meetup: El Reno @ El Reno (Carnegie 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.

Apr
25
Thu
Grazing Management for Healthy Soil and Healthy Food @ Pond Creek (Grant County Expo Building)
Apr 25 @ 11:00 am
Grazing Management for Healthy Soil and Healthy Food @ Pond Creek (Grant County Expo Building)

RSVP by April 19

This locally led workshop will cover simple steps for healthy forage and the relationships between healthy soil and healthy food. USDA and OSU Extension personnel will also give an overview of the projects, programs, and services of those agencies.

Lunch will be provided.

RSVP to Judy Johnson by email or phone (580-395-2324).

This event is hosted by the Grant, Garfield, and Alfalfa County Conservation Districts.

Monarch Meetup: Lawton @ Lawton (Great Plains Coliseum, Prairie Building, Sunset Room)
Apr 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Monarch Meetup: Lawton @ Lawton (Great Plains Coliseum, Prairie Building, Sunset Room)

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.

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.


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