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Upcoming Workshop: Building Raised Beds, Container Gardens

There are many benefits associated with using raised beds and containers to grow specialty crops, including their ability to create a more favorable gardening experience.

Posted Nov. 1, 2019

ARDMORE, Okla. — Noble Research Institute will host a How to Build Raised Beds and Container Gardens workshop from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, at Noble Research Institute Small-Scale Ag Demo Area.

This workshop will show how an elevated growing surface can be used to improve drainage. A specialty crops specialist will demonstrate different styles of raised beds and containers.

Attendees will learn:

  • The benefits of growing in raised beds and containers
  • About the various techniques, tools and materials used in raised bed and container construction

During the workshop, participants will have the opportunity to assist with the construction of two novel raised beds and container growing structures.

Market and hobby gardeners are encouraged to attend.

Weather-appropriate outdoor attire and work gloves should be worn. Online preregistration is requested. The fee is $25 for those who register on or before Nov. 18 and $35 for those who register later. For more information and to register, please visit www.noble.org/events.

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Will Chaney waters container garden plants in a hoop house.Noble Research Institute will host a How to Build Raised Beds and Container Gardens workshop to show how gardening can be a favorable experience.

Noble Research Institute, LLC (www.noble.org) is an independent nonprofit agricultural research organization dedicated to delivering solutions to great agricultural challenges. Headquartered in Ardmore, Oklahoma, the Noble Research Institute conducts fundamental, translational and applied research; offers no-cost consultation and education to farmers, ranchers and land managers; operates seven research and demonstration farms; and educates students of all ages about science and agriculture. The Noble Research Institute was founded by Lloyd Noble, an Oklahoma oilman and philanthropist, in 1945 as The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation to advance agriculture and land stewardship.

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580-224-6294

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