As you know we've begun planting our garden for this year and we wanted to share some of the photo's we've taken over the last 2 weeks. The first set of pictures was taken on February 24th, the next set was on the 28th, and the last two sets of pictures were taken on March 6th and 8th. We've really excited to see the progress and couldn't wait to share with you. With cold weather expected off and on for the next month or so these little guys will be staying inside until it warms up enough to put the out in the garden.
Oklahoma Conservation Commission Workshops - February 24th, 2013
Hi Everyone. Jen here, reporting on recent happenings. Spring is almost here and it seems there is already so much going on! Here is a little about what I've been up to.
Recently, I had the opportunity to attend the Oklahoma Conservation Commission's hands-on Blue Thumb volunteer program introduction and a Rain Barrels 101 workshop with Charles. The volunteer information workshop was lead by the commission's state coordinator, Cheryl Cheadle, who led us outside to the Reed Center's man-made stream. From there, she showed us what Blue Thumb volunteers do to monitor and save Oklahoma's water. Cheryl demonstrated how to capture a good water sample and how to assess the quality of the stream environment. The Blue Thumb program is always looking for volunteers to help monitor a stream of your choice. If you want more information or want to volunteer with the Blue Thumb program check out their website HERE.
The second part of the workshop we attended was about how to make and setup rain collection barrels. We got to take one rain barrel home for FREE, thanks again to Aunt Roxy. Check out the previous post by our local tech-meister James for pictures and more info on the rain barrel workshop!
2013 Oklahoma Food Coop Annual Meeting - March 2nd, 2013
It was a great to meet and chat with fellow coop members and local farmers/producers at this years annual food coop meeting. There was food sample's galore from Oklahoma's freshest and planet friendly producers. I got to chat with Matt from Fertile Ground about how him and biz partner Terry got where they are today. They were both super nice and I love what they are doing for OKC.
Don't forget to check out their website: http://www.fertilegroundokc.com
If you'd like to get involved or order food from the Oklahoma Food Coop, go to their website by clicking HERE.
On Sunday, we had a team of representatives who went to the Rain Barrel and Water Conservation workshop put on by the Oklahoma Association of Conservation Districts. Pictured to the left are the barrels we received from going to the workshop. We have plans in the works to install a gutter system that drains into them and then will use the water to help water our garden throughout the year!
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