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Nurtured by Nature: Gardening for Body & Soul

March 26th, 2022 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Contact Number: 580.237.1228
Location: Autry Technology Center, 1201 W Willow

Nurtured by Nature EnidThree gardening experts will be headlining the program “Nurtured by Nature: Gardening For Body and Soul,” a half-day workshop on March 26, presented by the Garfield County Master Gardeners. Registration will begin at 8 am. and the workshop will begin at 8:30 am at Autry Technology Center, 1201 W. Willow. The $35 registration fee includes refreshments and a packet of materials.

Shade gardens will be the topic discussed by Casey Hentges, the host for the Oklahoma Gardening television show that airs weekly on OETA. Before joining forces with the OKG team, she served as the director of horticulture at the Myriad Botanical Gardens in Oklahoma City. In addition, she has been a commercial landscape manager in Dallas and has served as the Canadian County horticulture/4-H youth development educator for the Oklahoma State Cooperative Extension Service for five years. Casey earned her bachelor’s degree in horticulture at OSU and her master’s degree in public horticulture management at the University of Delaware.

Offering tips on pairing flowers and vegetables in gardens, Courtney DeKalb-Myers has been the Cleveland County horticulture educator since August 2018. Originally from Norman, Oklahoma, Courtney studied horticulture at Oklahoma State University with an emphasis in entrepreneurship. She attended North Carolina State University for graduate school, where her research was heavily focused on vegetable production. An interest on local products motivated her to move back to Oklahoma and work for the OSU Cooperative Extension Service.

A presentation on herb gardening will feature Kay Neff, an herb grower and master gardener, who, with her husband and family, runs a small family farm in Sedgwick, Kansas. Kay’s farm produces high quality chemical free herb plants, vegetable transplants, free range eggs, and produce. Family owned by a 6th generation farmer and 4th generation potter, they produce everything using sustainable agriculture practices.

Each participant will receive a folder containing information handouts supporting the presentations as well as pamphlets identifying Oklahoma Proven plants— trees, shrubs, flowers and grasses tested and proven to tolerate conditions in Oklahoma. A soil test bag from Oklahoma State University and a pamphlet explaining the proper way to collect a soil sample will be available for those interested.

Along with drawings for door prizes, there will be a boutique featuring gardening books, gloves, herbs, vegetable and flowering plants, and other gardening-related items for sale.