June 23, 2017

Episode 35 - All America Selections Plant Trials at OSU-OKC, plus Farmers Market and Garden Roundtable

Did you know that most plants that are in the commercial marketplace have been trialed by either companies or organizations?  Here at OSU-OKC Haldor Howard, on the horticulture faculty, conducts plant trials for the All America Selections.  Students are involved in the growing and planting of the trials, and are also involved in designing the layouts for trial and display gardens, which are maintained by our awesome garden staff.  Haldor is working with students this summer to involve them in the observation process as well.  A great opportunity for our students to work with cutting edge and award winning plant material!  We talk with Haldor on this podcast about the plant trials.

We also have our farmers market and garden roundtable with Cody, Denise and Jamie.  New produce is always coming in at the market, and Cody highlights their program for doubling the value of SNAP purchases.  Denise and Jamie on the garden, and Jamie gives us examples of using leaf textures in garden design.

Hope you enjoy!

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