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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 […]

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Exploring Mediterranean Herbs & Native Oklahoma Perennials at Prairie Wind Nursery

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 […]

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Tomatoes: Mistakes & Lessons Learned

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.

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Overcoming Anxiety & Depression Through Work/Life/Farm Balance (Recorded Presentation)

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!

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Heat Loving Cilantro Alternatives for Summer! (with Bill Farris from Prairie Wind Nursery)

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 […]

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July 4, 2017 Early Summer Garden Update/Tour

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  

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How to Freeze Green Beans!

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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July 28, 2017
  • 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

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August 5, 2017
  • 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***

    http://www.seedtospoon.net/2017/06/30/free-kids-gardening-festival-marcums-nursery-goldsby-saturday-august-5th/

    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!

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August 26, 2017
  • 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

    https://www.facebook.com/events/246284369208473??ti=ia

    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

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=noknEdtRGAQ

    See more information about prairie wind nursery at http://prairiewindnursery.com/

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Who We Are

Hi! We’re Dale & Carrie Spoonemore and we decided in spring of 2015 that we wanted to start growing most of the vegetables our family of 6 eats. It’s been an incredible journey and we’ve learned a lot along the way. We want to share what we’ve learned and show how we transformed our backyard from an urban lawn into a sustainable and efficient organic food farm. Growing your own food doesn’t have to be difficult and we’re here to show how you can grow your own organic produce economically, efficiently, and sustainably. Click here to read more about how we did it all!

Why We Grow

We originally wanted to start growing our own food so we could eat healthier and save money. Dale’s mission to defeat anxiety and depression is another large reason why we got started. However, we quickly discovered there are many more benefits. We’ve found that the food that comes out of our garden tastes better than what we typically find in the grocery store! We also love being able to walk outside and harvest dinner each night. We’ve found that we eat much healthier when we have a constant supply of organic vegetables coming right from our own backyard. 

What We’re Doing

We’re here to show you that it isn’t difficult to start growing your own food. Here’s a blog post that explains how we decided to start From Seed to Spoon. Check out our  blog  and see what we’re growing, how we’re preparing it, and how we’re preserving it for future use. Watch our  videos  to see how we’ve transformed our backyard into a food farm and learn how you can too!

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