Archive for month: December, 2011
This past weekend’s Big Event Work day was a huge success! Thanks to the hard work and generosity of UCO and OCU students and youth groups from across Oklahoma, we accomplished a lot of work at our urban farm and at Central Park Community Garden.
At central park students helped remove Bermuda grass, edge and prepare garden beds for planting
The big projects at our farm site were setting raised beds in our field and building compost bins for our large scale compost initiative.
We were greatly impressed with all of the volunteers enthusiasm and tireless energy. Thank you all so much for spending a day with us and come back soon!
(photos from volunteers at Central Park coming soon!)
Thanks again to all our volunteers and to UCO and OCU for organizing the BIG Event!
|Kam of Guilford Gardens educating CTE youth in sustainable farming practices|
|Kam explaining the benefits of growing food in a hoop house|
|Chef Barb teaching us how to prepare greens from our garden!|
Come join CTE this Saturday March 5th as we host students volunteering from UCO and OCU’s ‘BIG Event’!
We will be working at both of our sites:
At Central Park we will be preparing garden beds for spring planting, edging vegetable beds with recycled material, harvesting worm castings, working to in the Shartel medians to prepare to install a rock boulder sign and removing Bermuda grass.
At CYO Urban Farm we will be preparing our plot of land into raised beds, building compost bins from recycled pallets, planting onions, harvesting worm castings, starting seedling trays and making walking trails with wood chips.
This is a great opportunity to get your hands dirty, come see our work sites, get to know our youth and learn some new gardening techniques. We hope to see you there!
If you have any questions or need directions e-mail Rachel.Kastner@gmail.com