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Sustainable Green Country 2013-02-14T21:49:05Z http://www.sustainablegreencountry.org/?feed=atom WordPress admin <![CDATA[Feb 23rd – FREE – A Rancher / Farmer and Market Gardener Workshop]]> http://www.sustainablegreencountry.org/?p=841 2013-02-14T21:49:05Z 2013-02-14T21:49:05Z FREE: February 23, Saturday, Tahlequah Community Building at 908 S. College Street, Tahlequah, OK. A Rancher/Farmer, and Market Gardener workshop.

Registration begins at 9:00 a.m. for an all day session focused for the market producer and larger farmers. We will hear from a panel of Regional Chef’s discussing their needs and desires for sourcing local foods – Chef Guy Romo, along with Chef Eli Huff, from Tulsa Union Schools, and Chef Darren Ross from Doc’s Restaurant in Tulsa. They are seeking sources for local meat, cheese, grains and produce to purchase for the 2013 season.

Other topics include: Food Safety – Josh Daily, Health Department Inspector Mayes County; Value Added Products- Erin Johnson, Marketing Coordinator, FAPC OSU; Soil Health: Minerals – Tiffany Maher PhD, Northeastern State University; and Profitability – Coleen Thornton, Heaven Sent Food and Fiber.

We will also be joined by some agencies partners and local vendors sharing their resources and products. We will share a POTLUCK lunch together with presenters and community members.

FREE to you from Celeste Looney Insurance – American Farmer’s and Rancher’s Insurance program – let them know how much you appreciate their support of a fresh and healthy local foods system!

RSVP to Dana Smith at ds920@att.net or 678-333-9685
If you’d like to volunteer to help out on the day of the event, let us know here or email pjkingfisher@hughes.net.

admin <![CDATA[“Horticulture Production and Food Safety: Making Good During Tough Times”]]> http://www.sustainablegreencountry.org/?p=835 2012-10-30T01:51:47Z 2012-10-30T00:49:45Z Mark Your Calendar!

“Horticulture Production and Food Safety: Making Good During Tough Times”
2013 Horticulture Industries Conference and Trade Show
January 11-12, 2013

Holiday Inn City Center
700 Rogers Avenue
Fort Smith, AR

“Navigating the Road to On-Farm Food Safety, Buyer Requirements and Future Regulations” is Gretchen Wall’s keynote topic on Friday. Wall serves as the Produce Safety Alliance Program Coordinator, a collaborative agreement between FDA, USDA and Cornell University.

Attached is the program and registration form. If you have any difficulty opening the document, you can visit our website: www.hortla.okstate.edu/his/ or request a hardcopy to be mailed to you by responding to this email.

Reserve your room on-line! Information can be found at the website: www.hortla.okstate.edu/his/

We look forward to seeing you at the conference, and please let me know if you have any questions.

Donna Dollins
Horticulture & Landscape Architecture
Oklahoma State University, Stillwater
Phone: 405-744-6460

Click here to view the 2013 Horticulture Industries Conference and Trade Show Program

admin <![CDATA[Compost Everything, October Schedule of Events]]> http://www.sustainablegreencountry.org/?p=826 2012-10-05T20:35:45Z 2012-10-05T20:30:29Z Compost Everything, Compost Event Schedule, Sustainable Green Country

Attached is the Compost Everything events calendar for October, 2012.  The Compost Everything October schedule of events can also be found by clicking here.

admin <![CDATA[Oklahoma Green Schools Training Registration NOW OPEN]]> http://www.sustainablegreencountry.org/?p=822 2012-07-14T03:45:26Z 2012-07-14T03:45:26Z Oklahoma Green Schools

Interested in learning more about the Oklahoma Green Schools Program?

Please register for one (or more) of the five FREE Oklahoma Green Schools Training sessions.

Join us to learn how the Oklahoma Green Schools Program works, review the Project Learning Tree (PLT) GreenSchools Investigations in the five topics: ENERGY, WATER, WASTE & RECYCLING, ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY, and SCHOOL SITE, participate in small group discussions and peruse the toolkit. All sessions will be held from 9:00 am-11:00 am (except Weatherford which will be from 4:00 pm-6:00 pm). Refreshments for each session are sponsored by Greenstar Recycling.

For more information and to register, click here.

admin <![CDATA[Prairie Festival, Salina, KS: September 28-30, 2012]]> http://www.sustainablegreencountry.org/?p=818 2012-07-14T03:31:50Z 2012-07-14T03:31:35Z Brought to you by The Land Institute in Salina, KS

We hope you’ve marked your calendars for Sept. 28-30 and plan to join us for the 34th celebration of this amazing weekend!

We are thrilled to announce our speaker line-up: Mary Berry, Wendell Berry, Eric Gimon, Michelle Mack, David W. Orr, P. Sainath,  and of course, Wes Jackson. Saturday evening’s entertainment will be provided by the very talented singer/songwriter, Eliza Gilkyson. The featured gallery artist this year is Gesine Janzen, and we have a special art installation by sculptor Bill McBride as an accompaniment to our Friday night barn dance and bonfire.

Fees for this year are: Early Registration (received in our office by Sept. 10) for Friends of the Land: $16 for the weekend; others: $26. Registrations received after Sept. 10 for Friends of the Land: $20 for the weekend; others: $30. Students get in for $10 for the entire weekend. Optional Saturday night dinner: $14. As always, there is no charge for Friday evening’s barn dance for those attending on Saturday or Sunday (free will donation otherwise), and Saturday evening’s entertainment is also included with the weekend.

For more information click here.

admin <![CDATA[Oklahoma Dollars & Sense Workshop, Oklahoma City: August 9-10, 2012]]> http://www.sustainablegreencountry.org/?p=813 2012-07-14T03:32:08Z 2012-07-14T03:20:31Z Improve Your Decision Making

Date:  August 9-10, 2012
Location: Magnuson Hotel, Meridian Conference Center, at 1-40 and Meridian, OKC, OK, 405-942-8511

A two day workshop offered  with the Oklahoma Land Stewardship Alliance on the Holistic Management Whole Farm/Ranch Planning System that helps farmers, ranchers and land stewards better manage agricultural resources in order to reap sustainable environmental, economic, and social benefits. Participants will learn how this “triple bottom line” of benefits can be achieved by maximizing the management of current resources.

Click here for more details.

admin <![CDATA[Local Food Week… All Month Long!]]> http://www.sustainablegreencountry.org/?p=806 2012-06-13T03:56:04Z 2012-06-13T03:53:48Z Local Food Week Events 2012, Sustainable Green Country, Buy Fresh Buy Local

It’s Local Food Week…  All Month Long!  Here you will find the listings of all the amazing events going on around Green Country.  You can find out more information at www.localfoodweek.org.

Click on the image to view the pdf version of the events calendar.


admin <![CDATA[Reskilling Summer Tree Pruning Workshop]]> http://www.sustainablegreencountry.org/?p=804 2012-06-09T19:01:52Z 2012-06-09T19:01:52Z Saturday, June 16, 2012
1:00-3:00 pm
Cost:  $15

Registration closes Friday, June 15.  To register, e-mail Kim at kimcooperhart@gmail.com
LeeAnn Barton from Dave Wilson Nurseries will teach us how to prune fruit trees.
This workshop will be held in Pryor from 1-3 pm.  This is part of the Intensive Backyard Orchard Culture method. Lots of trees in small spaces.
Note: This class was rescheduled from 6/2 due to the instructor’s schedule.

admin <![CDATA[Upcoming Fiber Arts Workshop Series at Shepherd’s Cross]]> http://www.sustainablegreencountry.org/?p=801 2012-06-06T02:30:05Z 2012-06-06T02:29:35Z Three Workshops:

1. June 23rd – Saturday from 8:30 – 3:30 is Dry Fiber Processing Workshop & Day Retreat – carding, drop spindle, and spinning wheel.

2. July – a Saturday TBA – same times – Wet Fiber Processing & Day Retreat – washing, dying, & wet felting.

3. August – a Saturday TBA – same times – Finished Fiber Product & Day Retreat – weaving & dry felting.

Cost of the Dry Fiber Processing in June – would be $54 – that is 10% off compared to paying for each class on an individual basis. Sac Lunch. We provide snacks and beverages at two break times. Class maximum of 10 people.

Our classes go a step farther than regular classes – we teach some history of fiber arts, and not just the “how to” – so in carding this involves picking with hand picks and the table pick and carding with hand carders and the table carder etc.

Shepherd’s Cross Inc. & Heart of the Shepherd Inc.
16792 East 450 Road
Claremore, OK 74017-0935
918.342.5911 Fax: 918.342.5911

admin <![CDATA[Buy Fresh Buy Local: Farmers’ Markets 2012]]> http://www.sustainablegreencountry.org/?p=790 2012-06-04T20:49:36Z 2012-05-31T20:42:58Z

Click here to download the schedule for Green Country Farmers’ Markets for 2012

Click here to download the schedule for Tulsa Farmers’ Markets for 2012