Home Gardening Seminar at Northeastern State University

macmexJanuary 14, 2013

Folks,

Here's the scoop on this. I know that there will be another day long seminar on February 23. But at the moment, I cannot remember the topics which will be addressed. The Cherokee County Food Policy Council is sponsoring these seminars. There is no charge to attend. But donations would be appreciated to help with the cost of materials.

George
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January 14, 2013
For immediate release.
For press information: Coleen Thornton at 918-431-4774
RSVP to Dana Smith at 678-333-9685 or via email at ds920@att.net
The Cherokee County Food Policy Council invites the public to attend the first in a series of "Growing Our Own" educational workshops, beginning with the Home Gardener on February 2, Saturday, at the N.S.U. Redbud Room, located on the 3rd floor in the University Center. The free workshop will begin at 10:00 am and run until 5:00 pm with a break for lunch on your own. Clear Creek Seed company will join us with a display table of their seed line.
This first workshop will be focused primarily for the home gardener, but will cover a range of topics of interest to beginners and seasoned growers and producers alike. Topics covered will include Nutrition and Lifestyle with Michelle Moulton, a Registered Dietician from Reasors, Inc. and Seed Saving from George McLaughlin, a life-long Seed Saver and Specialist in Self Sufficiency. We will break from 12:00-1:30pm for lunch on your own, and reconvene to hear an update on the Food Policy Councils activities and how you can become involved and then we will cover Cooking from your Garden, with Rita Bergman, a local Engineer and Dietician, Drought, Pest and Weed Options from Coleen Thornton, a producer with Heaven Sent Food and Fiber company and closing with Composting by Sand Mueller, a life-long horticulturist and greenhouse guru.
The mission of the Cherokee County Food Policy Council is to promote the supply and benefits of a healthy, robust, local food system". The two primary goals of the Cherokee County Food Policy Council are to understand and support the development of the five sectors of the food system (production, processing, distribution, consumption and composting/recycling; And to Support the Creation of a Cherokee County and Regional Food Hub in Northeast Oklahoma.
As they say, "Know your farmer, know your food", so come on out and meet other growers and producers. Door prizes will be provided!

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The Cherokee County Food Policy Council invites you to attend the first in their "Growing Our Own" educational workshops. On February 2, Saturday, the first workshop for the home gardener will be held at the N.S.U. Redbud Room, located on the 3rd floor in the University Center. The workshop will begin at 10:00 am and run until 5:00 pm with a break for lunch on your own. Clear Creek Seed company will join us with a display table of their seed line. This event is free and open to the public: RSVP to Dana Smith at 678-333-9685 or via email at ds920@att.net
Agenda
10:00 a.m. Welcome
10:15-10:45 Nutrition and Lifestyle - Michelle Moulton, Registered Dietician; Reasors, Inc.
10:45-12:00 Seed Saving - George McLaughlin, Seed Saver and Specialist in Self Sufficiency
12:00-1:30 Lunch on your own
1:30-2:00 p.m. FPC Update and Invitation to participate, Pam Kingfisher, FPC Board
2-2:30 p.m. Cooking from your Garden : Rita Bergman, Engineer and Dietician
2:30-3:15 Drought, Pest and Weed Options : Coleen Thornton, Heaven Sent Food and Fiber
3:15 p.m. Composting : Sand Mueller, life-long horticulturist and greenhouse guru
4:00 p.m. Evaluate and Close
The mission of the Cherokee County Food Policy Council is to promote the supply and benefits of a healthy, robust, local food system". The two primary goals of the Cherokee County Food Policy Council are to understand and support the development of the five sectors of the food system (production, processing, distribution, consumption and composting/recycling; And to Support the Creation of a Cherokee County and Regional Food Hub in Northeast Oklahoma.
As they say, "Know your farmer, know your food", so come on out and meet other growers and producers. Door prizes will be provided!

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macmex

Hey folks,

I've been kind of scares on the forum lately. This is mainly because of preparations for this seminar, and... kidding season started. I hope to be back more regularly soon. I also plan on putting in a plug for the Oklahoma Gardening Forum!

George

    Bookmark   February 1, 2013 at 4:38AM
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mulberryknob

Hope it went well. If you had spoken in the afternoon we would have been able to come. Hope you had good attendance.

    Bookmark   February 4, 2013 at 11:45PM
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slowpoke_gardener

I wanted to come also, but is a pretty long drive for me.

    Bookmark   February 5, 2013 at 8:36AM
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