ARDMORE, Okla. — To showcase different concepts possible for backyard farming, the Noble Research Institute will host a Backyard Farming: Intensive Small Space Food Systems workshop from 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 21, at the Noble Research Institute Kruse Auditorium.
Workshop participants will learn about the many social, economic and health benefits associated with backyard food production, as well as how to get started. Noble Research Institute specialists and local producers will provide information on producing crop and livestock in limited-space situations, post-harvest handling, basic food safety, and food preservation techniques tailored for the backyard grower.
“During the past several years, there has been growing interest in people wanting to grow their own food or have the knowledge of where their food comes from,” said Charles Rohla, Ph.D., Noble Research Institute pecan and specialty agriculture systems manager. “Through this hands-on learning workshop, attendees will have a chance to actually get in there and experience some of these demonstrations for themselves.”
Participants will have the opportunity to view various possibilities open to them as urban agricultural producers during a tour of the Noble Learning Center’s backyard gardens.
This workshop is open to the public at no charge, but preregistration is requested. For more information or to register, please visit www.noble.org/events, or contact Danielle Pacifico at 580-224-6376 or Trisha DeLozier at 580-224-6377.
–Noble Research Institute
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