Community gardening workshop planned in Oklahoma City

Space is limited for a community gardening workshop in Oklahoma City.
BY GALE GOODNER Published: January 19, 2013
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Anyone interested in starting a community gardening project is invited to a community gardening workshop offered by the Oklahoma County Master Gardeners from 1 to 3 p.m. Jan. 29.

The workshop will be at the Oklahoma County Extension Service, 930 N Portland, and focus on helping people interested in starting a community garden gain the skills they need to make their project a success.

Offered free to the public, the workshop will be taught by a panel of experts.

Panel members include Timothy McCollum, assistant professor of anthropology at Oklahoma Baptist University and director of the Shawnee Community Garden, and Allen Parleir, coordinator of Closer to Earth Youth Gardens.

Angela Jones, health and wellness director of the YMCA of Greater Oklahoma City, who coordinates all gardening projects for the organization, also will serve on the panel, as well as Master Gardeners Bud Morris and Bob Wilson, who both are involved in community garden projects.

Participants in the workshop will learn how to choose a site for a community garden, how to manage volunteers for optimum growth and how to garner support from organizations and businesses.

Gale Goodner is an extension service communications specialist.



HOW TO REGISTER

Even though there is no charge for the community gardening workshop, Master Gardeners are asking participants to call the Oklahoma County Extension Service at 713-1125 to reserve a seat or to register online at http://oces.okstate.edu/oklahoma by following the “Contact Us” link.

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