Small-Scale Organic Farming

Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Emily Oakley of Three Springs Farm will present a virtual tour of their small-scale organic farm and lead a conversation about the challenges facing Oklahoma farmers, what it means to be organic and why it matters. A cash bar and light refreshments will be available. (Free with admission)

Emily Oakley co-owns and operates Three Springs Farm, a diversified, certified-organic vegetable and fruit farm in eastern Oklahoma.  With her partner Mike, she cultivates over three dozen different crops and more than 100 individual varieties on four acres of land.  They sell all of their produce directly to their customers through the Tulsa Farmers Market and a 130-member CSA program. Their goal is to maintain a two-person operation that demonstrates the economic viability of small-scale farming.  Emily is currently serving as a producer representative on the USDA’s National Organic Standards Board.

Tulsa Botanic Garden is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10am to 5pm. and until 8pm on Thursdays. Admission prices are FREE for Garden members; $8 for ages 13+; $4 for ages 3–12. Children 2 and under are free. Only service dogs are permitted, except for specifically designated Dog Days/Nights (check calendar for upcoming dates). For map/directions, visit www.tulsabotanic.org/location. For more information, call 918-289-0330.