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Oklahoma City area home and garden notes for July 12

Oklahoman Published: July 12, 2014
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CALENDAR

For more information, call the phone number or use the email address provided. To submit items, call Melissa Howell at 475-3770 or send email to mhowell@opubco.com. Reference “Home and garden calendar.” Please submit items at least 10 days before publication.

MEETINGS

AFRICAN VIOLET SOCIETY OF OKLAHOMA CITY, 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Room 194, OSU Agriculture Resource Center, 400 N Portland.

CENTRAL OKLAHOMA CACTUS AND SUCCULENT SOCIETY, 7 p.m. Thursday, Will Rogers Exhibition Center, 3400 NW 36. Plant and seed giveaways, drawings and exchanges. Refreshments are also provided.

CENTRAL OKLAHOMA BEEKEEPERS ASSOCIATION, 7 to 9 p.m. July 24, Oklahoma County Cooperative Extension Service, 930 N Portland. Visitors welcome.

WORKSHOPS

USING HERBS IN COOKING AND CRAFTS, 10 to 10:45 a.m. Saturday, Cleveland County Master Gardener Association demonstration garden, southwest corner of the Cleveland County Fairgrounds, 601 E Robinson, Norman. Master Gardener Barbara Tunney will discuss basic principles of growing herbs. She will share recipes and demonstrate making simple wreaths. Call 321-4774.

INTRODUCTION TO HORTICULTURE SERIES: WATERING BASICS, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, 2nd Floor Conference Room, Myriad Botanical Gardens, 301 W Reno. New to gardening? Ray Ridlen, extension educator and urban agriculture expert, discusses watering plants, which seems like a simple task but can sometimes stump even the most seasoned gardener. Ridlen will focus on container plants, annuals and perennials and water conservation techniques. Class will end with “lab time” outdoors. Cost is $5 for members, $7 for nonmembers. Call 297-3995.

BUILD YOUR OWN DISH GARDEN, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Thursday, Will Rogers Exhibition Center, 3400 NW 36, sponsored by the Central Oklahoma Cactus and Succulent Society. Bring a dish, planter or container with drainage holes. The organization will provide three cactus or succulent plants, potting soil and top dressing gravel. Other cactus or succulent plants will be available for purchase. Cost is $20 per person. Registration required. Call 737-1831 or email cactibud@cox.net.

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CALENDAR

For more information, call the phone number or use the email address provided. To submit items, call Melissa Howell at 475-3770 or send email to mhowell@opubco.com. Reference “Home and garden calendar.” Please submit items at least 10 days before publication.

MEETINGS

AFRICAN VIOLET SOCIETY OF OKLAHOMA CITY, 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Room 194, OSU Agriculture Resource Center, 400 N Portland.

CENTRAL OKLAHOMA CACTUS AND SUCCULENT SOCIETY, 7 p.m. Thursday, Will Rogers Exhibition Center, 3400 NW 36. Plant and seed giveaways, drawings and exchanges. Refreshments are also provided.

CENTRAL OKLAHOMA BEEKEEPERS ASSOCIATION, 7 to 9 p.m. July 24, Oklahoma County Cooperative Extension Service, 930 N Portland. Visitors welcome.

WORKSHOPS

USING HERBS IN COOKING AND CRAFTS, 10 to 10:45 a.m. Saturday, Cleveland County Master Gardener Association demonstration garden, southwest corner of the Cleveland County Fairgrounds, 601 E Robinson, Norman. Master Gardener Barbara Tunney will discuss basic principles of growing herbs. She will share recipes and demonstrate making simple wreaths. Call 321-4774.

INTRODUCTION TO HORTICULTURE SERIES: WATERING BASICS, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, 2nd Floor Conference Room, Myriad Botanical Gardens, 301 W Reno. New to gardening? Ray Ridlen, extension educator and urban agriculture expert, discusses watering plants, which seems like a simple task but can sometimes stump even the most seasoned gardener. Ridlen will focus on container plants, annuals and perennials and water conservation techniques. Class will end with “lab time” outdoors. Cost is $5 for members, $7 for nonmembers. Call 297-3995.

BUILD YOUR OWN DISH GARDEN, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Will Rogers Exhibition Center, 3400 NW 36, sponsored by the Central Oklahoma Cactus and Succulent Society. Bring a dish, planter or container with drainage holes. The organization will provide three cactus or succulent plants, potting soil and top dressing gravel. Other cactus or succulent plants will be available for purchase. Cost is $20 per person. Registration required. Call 737-1831 or email cactibud@cox.net.

CLEVELAND COUNTY MASTER GARDENER TRAINING CLASSES, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Fridays, Aug. 15 through Nov. 14, Cleveland County Fairgrounds, 601 E Robinson, Norman. The Cleveland County Extension office is accepting registration for the 2014 Master Gardener Training program. Cost is $100 per person. Classes are open to anyone with an interest in horticulture with a high school degree or equivalent. Visit http://oces.okstate.edu/cleveland/horticulture or call 321-4774.

MARKETS

EDMOND FARMER’S MARKET, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays through October, Wednesday Markets including Junior Market, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. through Aug. 13, Festival Market Place, 26 W 1st, Edmond.

MIDTOWN MARKET AT SAINTS, 1 p.m. to sunset, Fridays through October, northeast corner of 9th and Walker. Music, food trucks, additional vendors and yoga. Operated by Urban Agrarian.

OSU-OKC MARKET, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday and Saturdays year round, OSU Agriculture Resource Center, 400 N Portland.

NORMAN FARM MARKET, 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays and 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays through October, Cleveland County Fairgrounds, 601 E Robinson, Norman.

PASEO ARTS DISTRICT ORGANIC FARMERS MARKET, 4 to 10 p.m. Sundays, Twisted Root Outdoor Theatre, 3012 N Walker. Homegrown fruits, vegetables, music and art.

URBAN AGRARIAN LOCAL FOODS MARKET, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays as weather permits, on 23rd Street in the empty lot across from the Tower Theatre. Waffle Champion food truck will be there 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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