Cleveland County Conservation District
clevelandccd@conservation.ok.gov
405-364-7319


Helping People Reconnect To Our Environment

GLOBAL WORMING CLASS

It's true...Global Worming does exsist!  People all over the world have practiced worm composting for centuries.  Worm compost is one of the best methods to dispose of kitchen waste and it gives you a compost that is worth it's weight in gold.  Don't believe me? Check the prices for worm compost on the internet.

On Saturday, May 11th at 9 am we will be discussing indoor worm composting.  This hands-on class will teach you how to build an indoor compost bin, what materials to use and where to find them.  We will offer you the opportunity to pre-order worms that will be available to you after the class.  We will discuss how to maintain the bin and some problems that may occur and how to deal with them.  We will also discuss outdoor worm composting and worm towers.  So, don't try to wiggle out of this, register today!

If you would like to attend this free class, simply contact us using the handy dandy green, "Contact Us" button on the right of your screen, or send us an email at: clevelandccd@conservation.ok.gov .  The class will be held at the Cleveland Co. Fairgrounds at 615 E. Robinson in Norman in the NE classroom.  Hope to see you there.

FOWL PLAY CLASS

Do you suffer from "Poultry Panic", do you want to raise chickens, but feel you are too chicken-hearted?  Do you want to learn how to raise a well adjusted urban chicken?  You have come to the right place my friend, I have the cure. 

We will flock together on March 9th at Norman Public Library's Lowery Room from 9 am until 11 am.  Jennifer Bloodworth, from Central Oklahoma Homesteaders will instruct you on the fine art of being peppy, productive poultry parents.

We will discuss how to pick the breed for your needs, chick care, and beginner's do's and don'ts of having birds.  Even if you already raise chickens come and meet other chicken lovers.  If you are interested in the Clucking Good Time, please register using the green, "Contact Us" button on the right of your screen.

GREEN ACRES PRIMARY SCHOOL

The Green Acres Primary School was developed to help people learn some basic skills for self sustainability. 

Each class in the series discusses a different a topic that will allow you to learn how to produce and prepare your own food.

If you are interested in any of these classes, please contact the District by clicking the green "Contact Us" button on the right side of your screen.  If you have missed a class that interests you, please let us know that as well so we can determine if we need to schedule the class again.

LEAN GREEN CUISINE CLASS

You have seen the most perfect Goose neck Squash in the world....now what?  You don't know what to do with it and maybe an unknown vegetable has you intimidated.  Join Chef Anna Ferdowsian as she discusses fresh produce.  Chef Anna will share recipes with us, discuss the difference between organic and non organic vegetables, how to choose your produce and show us some cooking techniques.  She will also have some samples for us to try, so put your snack hat on!

If you have ever wondered what to do with Kale or Spaghetti Squash, join us on August 14th at 6 pm at the Cleveland County Fairgrounds at 615 E. Robinson at the East Classroom.  Learn more about eating; fresh, seasonal, organic and sometimes raw!  If you are interested in attending this class, you must register by sending us an email at clevelandccd@conservation.ok.gov .  This class has VERY limited seating and we will only be able to accept 25 registrations, so it is first come first serve.  Please only register if you can attend the class.  Hope to see you there! 

THE BARE ESSENTIALS CLASS

This Class was held May 19, 2012

This class will give you the information that you need to grow your food organically at home. Thom Marak, Master Naturalist, Community Organizer of the OK Food Coop, and owner of the Next To Nature Gardening will discuss organic gardening basics, no till gardening and natural integrated pest management (NIPM). He will also bring some samples of soil ammendments and popular organic products like Corn Gluten Meal (CGM). Come with questions about your garden challenges.

We have combined this class with another Green Acres Primary School Class, "The Dirty Truth".  Kathy Moore, president of the Oklahoma Compost Council and owner of Anichini Farms will discuss how to make, maintain and use a compost pile, she will also discuss how to worm compost, both indoors and outdoors. Compost is one of the best tools to producing great produce.

Join us on May 19th at the Norman Public Libray as we dish the dirt and discuss how to garden organically.  

THE SECRET LIFE OF VEGETABLE GARDENING

This class was held March 3, 2012

Have you ever wanted to grow your own produce?  Does it seem too complicated and confusing.  On March 3rd at the Norman Public LIbrary, join us for this free class and we will remove the mystery to growing your own!

Steve Upson, Holticulture Consultant with the Noble Foundation will discuss urban vegetable gardening for the beginner and the expeirenced gardener.  Mr. Upson will discuss site selection, soil preparation, choosing the right variety, plant companions, growing techniques, how to know when to harvest and raised beds.  He will also bring some demonstrations of different irrigation techniques.  Seating is limited for this class, please register by clicking on the green, "Contact Us" button on the right.  You must register to attend this class.