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Fall Market Gardening School to take place in Tulsa

STILLWATER, Okla. – In an effort to provide fresh market producers with the most up-to-date information on management, production and marketing techniques, Oklahoma State University is teaming up with the Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation to host the fall 2016 Oklahoma Market Garden School.

The eight-week course will begin Tuesday August 30th and will meet weekly on Tuesday evenings through October 25th at the Tulsa County Extension Office located at 4116 E. 15th, Tulsa, OK. Classes will take place from 6:00 p.m. to 9 p.m. Registration is $50 per individual or $70 per couple. Couples will receive one set of handouts.

Lynn Brandenberger, OSU Cooperative Extension horticulture food crops specialist, said the school is geared toward those who are established in the business as well as those who are interested in exploring a new enterprise.  Each week’s session will focus on a different area related to fruit and vegetable production, such as getting organized, soils and fertilizer management, crop establishment and irrigation, guidelines for producing fruit and vegetable crops, season extension, pest management, food safety and marketing. 

“We have a great bunch of specialists from Noble Foundation and Oklahoma State hosting this event who will share their expertise during the eight sessions,” he said.  “Whether you’re already established in your business or just starting out, we’ll be offering something for everyone.” 

The class is limited to 50 participants and preregistration is required. Online registration is available at https://secure.touchnet.com/C20271_ustores/web/store_main.jsp?STOREID=3 . Click on “Short Courses and Schools” once you are at the Web site. To register by mail, send the registration form from the OSU’s department of horticulture and landscape architecture Web site at http://www.hortla.okstate.edu/, along with the payment to Oklahoma Market Gardening Course, attn: Stephanie Larimer, 358 Ag Hall, Stillwater, OK  74078-6027 or call her at 405-744-5404. 

Oklahoma Market Gardening Brochure and Information

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