What a great week to have the Oklahoma State Fair in action!  If you have not visited the horticulture exhibits, please do.  What a great body of work!

Rose Bonjour joined us this week to talk with us about agriculture education in Oklahoma, and it's a good view.  The future of agriculture in Oklahoma depends on so many people, and Rose is involved in a huge part of training agriculture teachers and networking with teachers, students and industry across the state. A huge difference maker to help make wonderful things happen in agriculture education.

Jamie and I had the wonderful experience of judging the state FFA horticulture exhibits, and we took some pics and had a great time.  No worries on the future of horticulture if these exhibits are any indicator...they are awesome, so go see!

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In this episode, Richard Bewley joins us from OG&E to talk about their approach and recommendations on vegetation managment under powerlines.  Richard and his colleagues are also heading out to help with hurricane recovery in Texas and Florida.  Oklahomans helping others!

In the market and garden roundup, Cody tells us of a new vendor, and Jamie and Denise share stories of a packrat and some butterflies and hummingbirds.

Jamie has his awesome plants of the week, which can be viewed on our All Things Green OK Facebook page.

Enjoy!

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Lori Coats joins us today with info on her great workshops at My Raggedy Herbs.  Check out all of her workshop offerings and find registration information on My Raggedy Herbs on Facebook.

OSU-OKC Farmers Market was recently voted OKC Best of the Best!  Cody has some new things planned for fall.

Jamie and Denise talk with us on happenings in the garden, and Jamie brings things to eat, plus some visuals on flowers that can be seen on Facebook at AllThingsGreenOK.

Enjoy!

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Elizabeth Richardson of Adorn joins us today.  Elizabeth specializes in planted ornamental containers and pots, and does an amazing job of creating beauty in her containers.  She creates pots for homes and businesses, and does a fall and winter changeout for seasonal interest.  Elizabeth will be doing a fall container workshop on Thursday, September 14, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm at West Elm in Oklahoma City.  You can find out more about the workshop, or just enjoy seeing her photos, by visiting her website www.adornokc.com or following her on Facebook at Adorn OKC.

In our market and garden round table, we cover a lot of ground today!  From the beginning of fall vegetables coming into the market, to cooking tips, poinsettia growing, more cooking tips, seasoning with false cardamom and eating Mexican gerkins.  Always an enlightening conversation with our round table group!

Thanks for listening!

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Mark Bays, Urban Forester from Oklahoma Forestry Services, talks with us about a new program to get local sawmills involved when local trees are lost due to wind and ice.  Homeowners, businesses and local cities can work with the sawmills to process the trees into usable wood instead of sending them to the landfills.  Great program, check it out at the Oklahoma Forestry website!

In our farmers market and garden roundtable, Cody shares some insight into the seasonality of the farmers market, and Jamie shares info and fruit from the passion vine and pawpaw.

Thanks for listening!

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In this episode, we welcome Rodd Moesel of American Plant Products to talk about a new national program for horticulture education throughout the school years called Seed Your Future, and much more.  You can check out Rodd's blog on horticulture, Rodd's Seeds of Wisdom, at roddmoesel.com.

Cody and Jamie join in for the farmers market and garden roundup.  Cody keeps us up to date on the happenings at the market with new produce and activities each week, and Jamie brings in some flowers blooming from the garden.

Thanks for listening!

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In this episode, Julie Butler shares a bit of her wealth of knowledge on vegetable gardening.  Todays discussion includes methods of storing summer crops, and recommended plants and timing for fall vegetable gardening.  Now is the time, folks!  

Peter Cappadona shares info on a Shriner event featuring Oklahoma wine and cheese.  This event is a fundraiser for a major piecs of diagnostic equipment in one of their Shrine Hospitals for Children.  A wonderful cause and featuring Oklahoma bounty.  The wine and cheese tasting will be August 12 from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm at the India Shrine Center, 3601 NW 36th Street, OKC.  Cost is $20 per person which includes a commemorative wine glass.

Hope you enjoy!  

We are preparing for fall classes at OSU-OKC.  If you want to know more, check us out at www.osuokc.edu or call the OSU-OKC Horticulture Department at 405-945-3358.

Our regular roundup crew will be back for the next podcast, so check back with us next time on All Things Green!

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This week Jamie Ashmore shares garden knowledge from the International Master Gardeners Conference, held recently in Portland, Oregon.  Great info on bird diversity, edible plants, and a (relatively) weedless gardening technique. 

Cody and Jamie join in for the OSU-OKC farmers market and garden roundup.

Thanks for listening!  If you enjoy the podcast, be sure to subscribe on Podbean or Stitcher, and check us out on Facebook at All Thinks Green Ok.

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Have you checked out the horticulture heat zones?  In this episode, we talk with Mike Schnelle, OSU Extension Specialist, about the American Horticulture Society heat zone map and how we can make better plant choices and help our plants beat the heat.  Mike also gives up tips for starting a second round of annual flowers to finish out the last part of our ornamental growing season.  In our OSU-OKC farmers market and garden roundup, Cody shares some thoughts on trying new varieties of summer market produce, and Denise gives an update on the prep for fall and winter greenhouse crops.  Lori Coats joins us for news on her fall vegetable gardening workshop coming up July 29 at Myriad Botanical Gardens from 1:00 to 3:00.  You can follow Lori on Facebook at My Raggedy Herbs.  Stay cool and enjoy!

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If you have never heard of an aphid mummy, you need to hear this show! Cleveland County Extension Specialist and OSU graduate student Tracey Payton Miller shares her ongoing active research on aphid control with predatory insects. Amazing info on the overall concept of integrated pest management, preferences of different aphids and predators, and recommendations that are ready for use by greenhouse managers and useful for gardeners as well. Science fiction has nothing on actual real life insect and plant relationships!

In our OSU-OKC farmers market and garden roundup, we have such a contrast between summer crops finally coming in while the greenhouse is getting ready for the winter poinsettia sale!  Plus, Janet Stricklin joins us with information on our new floral design classes in cooperation with the Oklahoma State Floral Association.

Hope you enjoy!

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