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CPN people’s garden & hoop house workshop on June 6

Plan to join us for a free workshop, tours and lunch. Learn about seasonal high tunnels, being a friend to the monarch butterfly and the pollinators initiative.

When: June 6, 2017 at 9 AM to 2 PM

Where: Citizen Potawatomi Nation Cultural Heritage Center, 1899 S. Gordon Cooper, Shawnee, Oklahoma

The workshop and tours include:

  • Tours of the CPN people’s garden & hoop house (transportation provided from CHC)
  • Learn about the monarch butterfly & milkweed planting initiative
  • Being a friend to pollinators
  • Benefits and what you need to know about a seasonal high tunnel
  • Overview of the hoop house and garden project
  • Meet Myanabe, CPN Eagle Aviary’s golden eagle
  • Lunch at the bistro (transportation provided from CHC)

Agenda:

  • 9-9:50 CPN hoop house and garden tour
    • Transportation provided from the CPN Cultural Heritage Center
  • 9:50-10:10 Networking opportunity and refreshments
  • 10:10 Workshop begins at the CPN Cultural Heritage Center
  • 10:15 Opening prayer
    • CPN Langage Department
  • 10:15 Welcome & introductions
    • Andrew Gourd, CPN Assistant Tribal Historic Preservation Officer
  • 10:20 Euchee Butterfly Farm and TEAM Initiative
    • Monarch butterfly and planting milkweed
    • Jane Breckenridge, Euchee Butterfly Farm
  • 10:40 Hoop house timelapse, garden project and youth’s role
    • Andrew Gourd, CPN Assistant THPO and Heath Steward, CPN Intern
  • 11:10 Seasonal high tunnel benefits and programs
    • Joe Buford, NRCS Resource Specialist
  • 11:30 Break and networking opportunities
  • 11:45 CPN’s golden eagle & aviary special presentation
    • Meet CPN’s golden eagle Myanabe
    • Aviary Managers Jennifer Randell & Bree Dunham
  • 12:30 Lunch at the bistro
    • Meal ticket and transportation to bistro and back will be provided
  • 1:30 Final tour of people’s garden (transportation provided)

For more information and to RSVP call Andrew Gourd at 405-878-5830 or send an email to andrew.gourd@potawatomi.org or Carol Crouch at 405-612-9331 or carolcrouch@ok.usda.gov. There is no charge for the meeting and lunch will be provided. Sponsors include the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, Oklahoma Tribal Conservation Advisory Council and the Citizen Potawatomi Nation.