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)


  • 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 or Carol Crouch at 405-612-9331 or 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.