Friday, March 11, 2011

Big Event Spring 2011

This past weekend's Big Event Work day was a huge success! Thanks to the hard work and generosity of UCO and OCU students and youth groups from across Oklahoma, we accomplished a lot of work at our urban farm and at Central Park Community Garden.

At central park students helped remove Bermuda grass, edge and prepare garden beds for planting
 The big projects at our farm site were setting raised beds in our field and building compost bins for our large scale compost initiative.

We were greatly impressed with all of the volunteers enthusiasm and tireless energy. Thank you all so much for spending a day with us and come back soon!
(photos from volunteers at Central Park coming soon!)

UCO Students moving wood chips for the compost area
 UCO students measured and staked out raised beds and then did the hard work of digging them! 

Students from Marlow organized our compost area
Students from Marlow use cardboard and wood chips to help suppress weeds in our paths
The Marlow Crew

Thanks again to all our volunteers and to UCO and OCU for organizing the BIG Event!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Join Us this Saturday!

Come join CTE this Saturday March 5th as we host students volunteering from UCO and OCU's 'BIG Event'!

We will be working at both of our sites:

Central Park Community Gardens located at NE 31st and Shartel 
Community Youth Outreach Urban Farm a few block east of NE 50th and Kelly
UCO Big Event hours 9am-12pm
OCU Big Event hours 3pm to 5pm

Both sites will be hosting both groups at both times so please join us at either location at either time! 

At Central Park we will be preparing garden beds for spring planting, edging vegetable beds with recycled material, harvesting worm castings, working to in the Shartel medians to prepare to install a rock boulder sign and removing Bermuda grass.  

At CYO Urban Farm we will be preparing our plot of land into raised beds, building compost bins from recycled pallets, planting onions, harvesting worm castings, starting seedling trays and making walking trails with wood chips.

This is a great opportunity to get your hands dirty, come see our work sites, get to know our youth and learn some new gardening techniques. We hope to see you there!

If you have any questions or need directions e-mail