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Oklahoma City area home and garden notes

Oklahoma City area home and garden notes for Saturday, Aug. 30.
Oklahoman Published: August 30, 2014
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CALENDAR

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

MEETINGS

MIDWEST CITY COUNCIL OF GARDEN CLUBS, 11:30 a.m. Sept. 8, Rubye Atkinson Center, 422 Russell Dr., Midwest City. Pot luck. Program is “Welcome and awards.” Hosted by board of directors.

OKLAHOMA CITY COUNCIL OF GARDEN CLUBS, 10 a.m. Sept. 12, Will Rogers Exhibition Center, 3400 NW 36. Registration at 9:30 a.m. Call 610-2015

AFRICAN VIOLET SOCIETY OF OKLAHOMA CITY, 2 to 4 p.m. Sept. 16, OSU Agriculture Resource Center 400 N. Portland Ave., Room 194.

CENTRAL OKLAHOMA HEMEROCALLIS SOCIETY (Daylily Club) 6 to 9 p.m. Sept. 19, Will Rogers Exhibition Center, 3400 NW 36. Covered dish dinner precedes meeting. Guests welcome. Call 321-4170 or 550-7632.

OKLAHOMA HORTICULTURE SOCIETY fall membership meeting, 1 to 5 p.m. Sept. 28, Oklahoma State University Oklahoma Botanical Garden, Stillwater. Membership meeting, silent auction, special speaker Steve Dobbs, and tours through the Oklahoma Gardening studio gardens.

WORKSHOPS

CONTAINER GROWING VEGETABLES: The container makes a difference, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Whiskey Cake, 1845 Northwest Expressway. Kurt Reiger, president of Smart Pot, a locally owned and operated Oklahoma City business, presents a lunch-and-learn class on the national movement of container-growing vegetables. Arrive early to order lunch from Whiskey Cake’s locally-sourced menu. Cost is $5 and includes serving of whiskey cake. Part of Urban Ag Week sponsored by the Urban Ag Coalition of Oklahoma City. Call 582-2263.

THE POLLINATOR POCKET: Attracting bees to benefit edible gardens, 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Plenty Mercantile Rooftop, 807 N Broadway. Oklahoman Jamie Csizmadia, landscape architect and owner of Olthia Urban Prairie Garden Design, will discuss the importance of wild bees in food production and discuss how to attract beneficial pollinators. Cost is $5. Part of Urban Ag Week sponsored by the Urban Ag Coalition of Oklahoma City.

ORGANIC GARDENING SIMPLIFIED with Howard Garrett, the Dirt Doctor, 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Terrace Room at Myriad Botanical Gardens, Myriad Botanical Gardens, 301 W Reno. Nationally acclaimed author and radio host Howard Garrett, aka “The Dirt Doctor,” presents his recommendations for organic methods for landscaping and backyard gardens. Book signing and free reception sponsored by Smart Pot to follow. Cost is $5. Part of Urban Ag Week sponsored by the Urban Ag Coalition of Oklahoma City.

AUTUMN GARDENING WORKSHOP with Howard Garrett, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Myriad Botanical Gardens, Conference Room, 301 W Reno. Nationally acclaimed author and radio host Howard Garrett, aka The Dirt Doctor, discusses the benefits and methods for growing a bounty of food in the fall in Oklahoma. Cost is $12 for nonmembers, $10 for members. Sponsored by Smart Pot. Part of Urban Ag Week sponsored by the Urban Ag Coalition of Oklahoma City.

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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

MIDWEST CITY COUNCIL OF GARDEN CLUBS, 11:30 a.m. Sept. 8, Rubye Atkinson Center, 422 Russell Drive, Midwest City. Pot luck. Program is “Welcome and awards.” Hosted by board of directors.

OKLAHOMA CITY COUNCIL OF GARDEN CLUBS, 10 a.m. Sept. 12, Will Rogers Exhibition Center, 3400 NW 36. Registration at 9:30 a.m. Call 610-2015

AFRICAN VIOLET SOCIETY OF OKLAHOMA CITY, 2 to 4 p.m. Sept. 16, OSU Agriculture Resource Center 400 N. Portland Ave., Room 194.

CENTRAL OKLAHOMA HEMEROCALLIS SOCIETY (Daylily Club) 6 to 9 p.m. Sept. 19, Will Rogers Exhibition Center, 3400 NW 36. Covered dish dinner precedes meeting. Guests welcome. Call 321-4170 or 550-7632.

OKLAHOMA HORTICULTURE SOCIETY fall membership meeting, 1 to 5 p.m. Sept. 28, Oklahoma State University Oklahoma Botanical Garden, Stillwater. Membership meeting, silent auction, special speaker Steve Dobbs, and tours through the Oklahoma Gardening studio gardens.

WORKSHOPS

CONTAINER GROWING VEGETABLES: The container makes a difference, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Whiskey Cake, 1845 Northwest Expressway. Kurt Reiger, president of Smart Pot, a locally owned and operated Oklahoma City business, presents a lunch-and-learn class on the national movement of container-growing vegetables. Arrive early to order lunch from Whiskey Cake’s locally sourced menu. Cost is $5 and includes serving of whiskey cake. Part of Urban Ag Week sponsored by the Urban Ag Coalition of Oklahoma City. Call 582-2263.

THE POLLINATOR POCKET: Attracting bees to benefit edible gardens, 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Plenty Mercantile Rooftop, 807 N Broadway. Oklahoman Jamie Csizmadia, landscape architect and owner of Olthia Urban Prairie Garden Design, will discuss the importance of wild bees in food production and discuss how to attract beneficial pollinators. Cost is $5. Part of Urban Ag Week sponsored by the Urban Ag Coalition of Oklahoma City.

ORGANIC GARDENING SIMPLIFIED with Howard Garrett, the Dirt Doctor, 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Terrace Room at Myriad Botanical Gardens, Myriad Botanical Gardens, 301 W Reno. Nationally acclaimed author and radio host Howard Garrett, aka “The Dirt Doctor,” presents his recommendations for organic methods for landscaping and backyard gardens. Book signing and free reception sponsored by Smart Pot to follow. Cost is $5. Part of Urban Ag Week sponsored by the Urban Ag Coalition of Oklahoma City.

AUTUMN GARDENING WORKSHOP with Howard Garrett, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Myriad Botanical Gardens, Conference Room, 301 W Reno. Nationally acclaimed author and radio host Howard Garrett, aka “The Dirt Doctor,” discusses the benefits and methods for growing a bounty of food in the fall in Oklahoma. Cost is $12 for nonmembers, $10 for members. Sponsored by Smart Pot. Part of Urban Ag Week sponsored by the Urban Ag Coalition of Oklahoma City.

“PRUNING” presented by Oklahoma County Cooperative Extension Service and Oklahoma County Master Gardeners, 6 to 7 p.m. Sept. 18, 930 N Portland. Call 713-1125.

EVENTS

GROWING CITIES FILM SCREENING, 7 to 10 p.m. Thursday, Terrace Room at Myriad Botanical Gardens, 301 W Reno. “Growing Cities” is a documentary that examines the role of urban farming in America. Special free reception sponsored by Kam’s Kookery and Guilford Gardens to follow. Cost is $5. Part of Urban Ag Week sponsored by the Urban Ag Coalition of Oklahoma City.

CENTRAL OKLAHOMA HEMEROCALLIS SOCIETY (Daylily Club) Fall Daylily Sale, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 13, Will Rogers Exhibition Center, 3400 NW 36. Call 321-4170 or 550-7632.

RHIZOME SALE sponsored by the Oklahoma Iris Society, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 13-14, Will Rogers Exhibition Center, 3400 NW 36. Open to the public

FALL SEED AND PLANT EXCHANGE, 10 a.m. to noon Oct. 2, Norman Public Library, 225 N Webster, Norman. Program will feature horticultural therapy, composting, cover crops, plus tips on becoming a successful gardener. Free seed packets will be distributed along with refreshments, courtesy of the Norman public library.

MARKETS

EDMOND FARMER’S MARKET, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays through October, Festival Market Place, 26 W First St.

MIDTOWN MARKET AT SAINTS, 1 p.m. to sunset, Fridays through October, northeast corner of NW 9 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, 6 to 10 p.m. Sundays, Twisted Root Outdoor Theatre, 3012 N Walker. Home grown fruits, vegetables, music and art.

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

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