|Posted on July 23, 2015 at 11:00 AM|
Wow, has it been a busy summer so far! We have a lot of programs going on right now from our Beginning Farmer Workshop series we call, Fields Of Oklahoma Dreams (FOOD for short) to our Summer Scavenger Hunt for kids and kids at heart.
This is a pic of our first Workshop for FOOD. A panelist of speakers covering diverse operations in agriculture, from a Community Supported Agriculture farmer, to specialty crops grown in Hoop Houses for Farmer's Markets and restuarants. As you can see it was a full house! Since that workshop, we have also had workshops covering; Farm Business Plans, Conservation Plans, Soil Health, How to take a proper soil test, Composting and Cover Crops. Future FOOD workshops will cover; pollination, chickens, brush management, range management, hydroponic agriculture, Hoop Houses and so much more. You can find more information under Education.
Look what else we've been doing! We've given away 5 barrels since the beginning of this year, and we have more ! Join us on facebook for your chance to enter to win a 55 gallon Drum!!! www.facebook.com/cleveccd
Michele Stewart was excited to pick up the drum that she won!
We have over 70 families participating in our Summer Scavenger Hunt! Each participant received a rain drop that they were encouraged to personalize and they registered their names. Every Monday we send our raindrops on a Quest all over the county learning more about their environment! We give away weekly prizes and have set up a Facebook group for them to share their adventures and pictures! This challenge was to make a musical instrument using only recycled materials.
This summer we've also assisted through our cost share program to build 2 water wells and clear over 9 acres in Eastern Red Cedar.
It's been really busy, but this fall is going to be even busier! We have more FOOD workshops planned as well as some Green Acres Primary School of Urbanites Workshops, some Green Living Workshops, the 50 Gallon Challenge and an HOA program. Keep supporting YOUR local Conservation Districts!!!!!