Events

Jun
28
Tue
Rapid-fire Research: Key Takeaways from the MJV Monarch Research Review (webinar) @ online
Jun 28 @ 1:00 pm
Rapid-fire Research: Key Takeaways from the MJV Monarch Research Review (webinar) @ online

Get up to speed on the latest monarch and pollinator research with Jennifer and Laura from the Monarch Joint Venture (MJV) science team. The Monarch Research Review is a volunteer-driven, annual compendium of published articles available to everyone on the MJV website.

This free webinar is first-come, first-served, with a capacity of 500 attendees. Register early to ensure a place.

For more information or to register, visit the registration page, or contact Stacy Carlson by email or phone (651-222-7631).

Jun
30
Thu
Jam & Jelly Making (OSU Extension Summer Youth Workshop) @ Oklahoma City (Oklahoma County OSU Extension Center)
Jun 30 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Jam & Jelly Making (OSU Extension Summer Youth Workshop) @ Oklahoma City (Oklahoma County OSU Extension Center)

Register by June 27

Youth will use fruit from a local farm to make and take home a fresh jar of jam. Please wear pants and closed-toed shoes and bring a sack lunch. (Ages 8-12)

For more information or to register, download the registration form, or contact LaDonna Hines by email or phone (405-713-1125).

Jul
1
Fri
Beginning Farmer Market Gardening School: Pest Management @ Oklahoma City (Oklahoma County Extension Office)
Jul 1 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Beginning Farmer Market Gardening School: Pest Management @ Oklahoma City (Oklahoma County Extension Office)

Join OSU Extension for their Market Gardening School for new and beginning farmers.  The program is ongoing, and you can still participate.

This program provides classroom and on-farm instruction in specialty crop production for those interested in getting started with market gardening operations. Classes are held from approximately 9 A.M. – 3 P.M the first Friday of each month from May 6 to September 2.

You can select just this class, or you can select other classes you’re most interested in and just pay $15 per class for the classes you choose.

For more information or to register, visit the event webpage, or contact Janet Birchall by email or phone (405-713-1125).

Jul
7
Thu
Water Bath Canning Workshop @ Oklahoma City (Oklahoma County OSU Extension Center)
Jul 7 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Water Bath Canning Workshop @ Oklahoma City (Oklahoma County OSU Extension Center)

Learn how to safely can your favorite fresh foods using water bath canning. This hands-on workshop will involve prepping the food, packing it into jars, and processing. You will take home a jar of the canned food.

This method of canning is for high-acid foods such as fruits (jams, jellies, preserves, conserves, pie fillings), pickles, relishes, sauces, and tomatoes (salsa, whole tomatoes, etc.).

For ages 18 and older.

Fee covers the class material and food for canning.

For more information or to register, visit the workshop webpage, or contact Janet Birchall by email or phone (405-713-1125).

Jul
9
Sat
Creek Cleanup and Education – Tecumseh @ Tecumseh (Tecumseh City Park)
Jul 9 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Creek Cleanup and Education - Tecumseh @ Tecumseh (Tecumseh City Park)

Join Pioneer Library System and Blue Thumb to gain some educational information about creeks and non-point source pollution by watching a hands-on model explanation, and then help out the local park/community by picking up some trash.

For more information or to register, contact Kim Shaw by email or phone (405-522-4738).

Jul
12
Tue
BY APPOINTMENT ONLY: Tour the Kerr Center @ Kerr Center
Jul 12 @ 9:00 am
BY APPOINTMENT ONLY: Tour the Kerr Center @ Kerr Center | Poteau | Oklahoma | United States

Please note that, in cooperation with efforts to limit the spread of COVID-19, the Kerr Center is currently offering tours by appointment only, and only outdoors. To request a tour, please contact us at least two weeks in advance by calling 918.647.9123 or emailing mailbox@kerrcenter.com (please put “public tour” in subject line).

(Under normal circumstances, guided tours are available one day each month, on the second Tuesday, April through September.)  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.

Jul
13
Wed
Pressure Canning Workshop @ Oklahoma City (OSU Extension Conference Center)
Jul 13 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Pressure Canning Workshop @ Oklahoma City (OSU Extension Conference Center)

Learn how to safely can your favorite fresh foods using pressure canning. This hands-on workshop will involve prepping the food, packing it into jars, and processing. You will take home a jar of the canned food.

This method of canning is for low-acid foods such as vegetables, soups, stocks, meats, poultry, and seafood.

For ages 18 and older.

Fee covers the class material and food for canning.

For more information or to register, visit the workshop webpage, or contact Janet Birchall by email or phone (405-713-1125).

Jul
15
Fri
Seed Savers Exchange Virtual Conference @ online
Jul 15 – Jul 16 all-day
Seed Savers Exchange Virtual Conference @ online

Seed Savers Exchange’s 42nd annual conference, “Connecting Through Seed and Stories,” is a two-day virtual event featuring a diverse mix of tours, presentations, panels, and workshops focused on gardening, food, seed saving, and the history (and stories) behind some of today’s rarest seeds.

For more information or to register, visit the Seed Savers Exchange events page, or contact Seed Savers Exchange by email or phone (563-382-5990).

Jul
19
Tue
Eco Academy (OSU Extension Summer Youth Workshop) @ Oklahoma City (Oklahoma County OSU Extension Center)
Jul 19 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Eco Academy (OSU Extension Summer Youth Workshop) @ Oklahoma City (Oklahoma County OSU Extension Center)

Register by July 7

Learn about conserving natural resources and making sustainable choices in your everyday life. Youth will receive a countertop compost starter. Lunch is provided. (Ages 8-12)

For more information or to register, download the registration form, or contact LaDonna Hines by email or phone (405-713-1125).

Jul
21
Thu
Sustainable Agriculture Education Association Conference @ Columbus, OH
Jul 21 – Jul 24 all-day
Sustainable Agriculture Education Association Conference @ Columbus, OH

The 2022 Sustainable Agriculture Education Association Conference, “AgriCultural Crossroads: Social and Ecological Convergence in the Heartland,” includes field trips across the state of Ohio, plenary and conference sessions, keynote speakers, and farm to table dinners.

For more information or to register, visit the conference webpage, or email the Sustainable Agriculture Education Association.