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Build Your Own Tower Garden

Container gardening offers the DIY enthusiast an at-home option for growing your own fruits and vegetables. Learn how to construct your own tiered container garden with this step-by-step tutorial.

DIY Tower Garden

Steve Upson, senior soils and crops consultant, constructs a tiered tower garden by repurposing old tires. This video walks through the steps to construct a basic tower garden and offers some...

Backyard Farming: Raised Bed and Container Materials

Steve Upson, soils and crops consultant for the Noble Research Institute, talks about the pros and cons of different materials available for raised bed and container garden construction. 

Protected Agriculture: Hoop House Tour

Steve Upson, soils and crops consultant, demonstrates various hoop houses as well as the benefits and potential drawbacks of each one.

Welcome to the Backyard

The Noble Research Institute is building a backyard. Four, actually. Cars zip by the agricultural research institution's campus on Highway 199 east of Ardmore, Oklahoma, every day. Now, just before...

A Center for All

The new Center for Pecan and Specialty Agriculture adds opportunities for ag education and collaboration

Under the (Plastic) Dome

After nearly two decades, Steve Upson continues to preach the benefits of hoop house horticulture.