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OOGA Presentation – How We Converted Our Backyard From an Urban Lawn into Gardens to Feed Our Family of 6 in 2 years!
Thank you to the Oklahoma Organic Gardening Association for allowing me to speak tonight about how we converted our backyard from a lawn into gardens to grow food for our family of 6 in 2 years! I covered pretty much everything we’ve learned over the past 2 years and I’m excited to share our journey with everyone! As I’ve talked about in the blog post about why we started From Seed to Spoon and in […]
I had a great opportunity to spend some time with Bill Farris at Prairie Wind Nursery in Norman, Oklahoma recently. I learned a lot about cooking herbs and native Oklahoma plants that do well in our extreme conditions and am excited to share what we learned! Bill has been specializing in Mediterranean herbs and native perennials for nearly 30 years and is full of great information. Check out Prairie Wind Nursery at www.prairiewindnursery.com to order […]
Out of everything I’ve grown, tomatoes have given me the most trouble. This video talks about the mistakes I made this year and what I’ve learned from them.
This is a recording of a short talk I gave at OKC-Sharp this week about anxiety, depression, and how I’ve adjusted my working habits to help keep them in check. Thank you to StarSpace46 and Techlahoma Foundation for providing a platform to talk about a topic that’s very important to me. Please feel free share with anyone you think might benefit from hearing this!
We spent some time with Bill Farris at Prairie Wind Nursery in Norman, Oklahoma over the weekend and learned a lot of great information! This clip talks about cilantro alternatives that you can grow once all your cilantro bolts and goes to seed in the heat of summer. We have a lot more footage from our tour that we’re going through now and we’re excited to share everything we learned! Stay tuned and sign up […]
This is an update and tour of our zone 7 Oklahoma urban backyard organic food farm! More details on things mentioned during the video Cucumber Beetle trap video – https://youtu.be/iVlpc-L8J14 Compost bin details – https://youtu.be/b6CkYppC1iQ
When we start getting more green beans than we know what to do with, we start to prepare some for freezing so we can have a stash built up for the winter time when we do not have a fresh supply coming in. This simple process is how we make it so we always have green beans all year round. Items you will need: Large pan of boiling water Large bowl of ice water Green […]
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OOGA Meeting - Aquaponics with Upward Harvest
July 28, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
OSU-OKC Horticulture Pavilion, 400 N. Portland Ave., Oklahoma City, OK, us, 73107
FREE Kids Gardening Festival at Marcum's Nursery in Goldsby, OK
August 5, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Marcum's Nursery, 169 N Main Ave, Goldsby, OK 73093, USA
***Please register at the link below so we have an idea of how many kids to prepare for***
The wonderful people at Marcum's Nursery And Tree Farm have generously offered to allow us to host another gardening festival for kids at their nursery! We're going to have all sorts of gardening/nature related activities for kids. They'll get to plant their own seed to bring home, learn how to dance like a bee, smell like a butterfly, explore the world of ladybugs, learn how pollination works, garden-themed face painting, explore a demonstration garden, participate in a scavenger hunt, and many other fun activities! Most activities will be good for ages 4-"too cool for kids stuff". There will be a few toddler-friendly activities as well.
I didn't start gardening until I was 29 years old and wish I'd have been introduced to it at a younger age. The garden has become one of my favorite places and I want to help inspire more kids to feel the same. My hope is that through workshops like this, we can influence a new generation of healthy and happy people!
Please share with anyone you think might be interested!
FREE Workshop - See and Learn About Herbs for Cooking and Native Oklahoma Plantsand
August 26, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Prairie Wind Nursery, 929 Goodman Lane, Norman, OK, US, 73026
Bill Farris from Prairie Wind Nursery has graciously offered to host a tour of his facility and talk about cooking herbs and native Oklahoma flowers. He specializes in growing Mediterranean herbs and native Oklahoma flowers at his nursery near Lake Thunderbird in Norman, Oklahoma. His nursery has been in business for 27 years and he has a wealth of knowledge to share!
Here's a video we recorded while we were out at his nursery last weekend about some cilantro alternatives he carries that love the heat
See more information about prairie wind nursery at http://prairiewindnursery.com/