Upcoming Events

ONLA + Habitat For Humanity

Design  -  Donate  -  Install

Contact the ONLA Office to help in any capacity

info@oknla.org  -   405.945.6737  -  405.323.3164 (text)

Design:  now through May 25
Donate:  sign up now, donate May 25 - 31
Installation:  sign up now, work June 1st (June 2 in case of rain)

 DESIGN

Stephen Florentz Legacy Estates, just southwest of N. Council & Wilshire, is a 145-home neighborhood strictly for Habitat For Humanity homes.

The main entrance to the neighborhood, which includes a center island and areas in front of two brick signs is the focus of this project.  10 crepe myrtles have been dedicated to the project, and perhaps 12 hollies (health-dependent).  Otherwise, the sky's the limit.

We have a volunteer designer!

  

DONATE MATERIALS

Once the design is completed and approved by Habitat For Humanity (aiming for May 26), we will need plant materials, mulch, soils, perhaps hardscape materials as well.


  
INSTALL
 
Sign up now to work on the installation day.  The more volunteers we can get, the more work can be done.    

ONLA Member Meet-Ups

member meet-up:  a fun, informal event focusing on a member business's facility, practices and/or products; attended by fellow ONLA members with the purpose of gaining new information and/or contacts; an opportunity to present your business to fellow ONLA members.
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ONLA's Spring
​Member Meet-Up
Goldsby, Oklahoma

Tuesday, June 6th
  
Come see Marcum's composting yard, walk the grounds of the nursery and learn about a collaborative effort between Marcum's, the landscape architecture students at OU and Ideal Homes in reducing runoff through the use of rain water gardens in a Norman neighborhood, which also allowed for a study of water quality.
  
Specific details will be forthcoming.



Here is some feedback from our Winter Member Meet-Up at A New Leaf of Broken Arrow:
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"A New Leaf is best described as inspiring. Spending just a few minutes watching the clients working together and smiling, you can tell that A New Leaf is making huge differences in their lives. It's one of those environments that you can't help but get excited about what's going on while also remembering what's truly important in life. Absolutely amazing place!!"  - Andi Nichols, OSU Horticulture Graduate Student
  
"Dan and I met some great people, made arrangements to visit Sedan Floral, which we had been wanting to do this winter.  I plan on trying to get together a group of friends and going back and doing some volunteer work there in the future.  We look forward to attending another meet-up in our part of the state in the future.  It was a little bit of a drive for us but so worth it."  - Nancy and Dan Hayes, Windy Hill Nursery, Nowata, OK
   
"It was good to get away from the work routine and see another aspect of horticulture that I hadn’t seen before. Horticulture therapy at A New Leaf is providing a valuable service for employing and training the developmentally challenged in the community."  - Chris Ferris, Southwood Landscape and Garden Center, Tulsa
  
"I had a great time and the meet up bolstered my belief in the great things that can be accomplished when businesses, volunteers and non profit organizations come together in a common cause. The rippling effect of what A New Leaf does for the good of everyone involved is immeasurable."  - William J. Toay, CLU/Financial Specialist
  

Previous Member Meet-Ups

  1. April 2016: Tulsa Botanic Garden
    April 2016: Tulsa Botanic Garden
    A beautiful day was spent touring the Tandy Floral Terraces and taking a sneak peak at the soon-to-be-unveiled Children's Discovery Garden.
  2. February 2016: Minick Materials
    February 2016: Minick Materials
    Lunch was served as was a generous helping of education from Sam Minick as he discussed hardscape materials and the latest in landscaping gravels and stabilization.
  3. January 2016: High Caliper Growing
    January 2016: High Caliper Growing
    Steve McCurdy and staff hosted a wonderful lunch and overview of the materials and products that High Caliper Growing manufactures onsite.
  4. July 2015: BWI Summer Seminar
    July 2015: BWI Summer Seminar
    Held at the Tulsa Garden Center. Dr. Ray Cloyd and Dr. Ann Chase headlined the event. After the seminar, attendees were encouraged to tour Linneaus Gardens and Woodward Park.
  5. May 2015: Deep Fork Tree Farm
    May 2015: Deep Fork Tree Farm
    Deep Fork Tree Farm opened their doors and brought the Pops Food Truck along for a gorgeous evening among the trees. A hayride through the farm and a demonstration capped off the night.
  6. June 2015: OKC Dodgers Baseball Game
    June 2015: OKC Dodgers Baseball Game
    sponsored by Dow AgroSciences, it was a terrific night for a ball game! Several ONLA businesses attended and brought clients and family members to watch our very own Oklahoma City Dodgers!
  7. March 2016: The Garden Trug
    March 2016: The Garden Trug
    A delightful afternoon was spent at The Garden Trug. After a BBQ lunch, guests heard all about soilless mediums from SunGro's Mike Hiser and then toured the garden center.
  8. August 2015: OKC Regional Food Bank
    August 2015: OKC Regional Food Bank
    ONLA gives back! Several ONLA members served the community by helping package food for families. We also enjoyed a tour of the garden, greenhouse and facilities.
  9. June 2016:  Will Rogers Gardens
    June 2016: Will Rogers Gardens
    ONLA visited the Margaret Annis Boys Arboretum at Will Rogers Gardens in Oklahoma City. While here we learned about the Oklahoma City Tree Inventory Project, led by the Oklahoma City Community Foundation, Oklahoma Forestry Services, City of Oklahoma City and Davey Resources.
  10. July 2016:  Flying Tee of Tulsa
    July 2016: Flying Tee of Tulsa
    The First Annual Jim Sanders Memorial Horticulture Fundraiser was held at Flying Tee in Tulsa. An evening of fun, food and golf was had and over $1000 was raised for this scholarship!
  11. Winter 2017:  A New Leaf
    Winter 2017: A New Leaf
    A New Leaf’s mission is to provide individuals with developmental disabilities with life skills, marketable job training through horticultural therapy, community-based vocational placement, and residential services to increase their independence and individual choices. Attendees were served lunch while learning about the services that A New Leaf provides to its clients - adults with development disabilities. The clients plant, care for and harvest a variety of herbs and vegetables as well as annuals and perennials that are sold in the retail outlet and wholesale to local nurseries and landscapers. We also learned about the many different ways to become involved with A New Leaf - volunteering, purchasing and donating. Anyone can buy produce from A New Leaf. Click here to learn more. Lastly, a tour of the greenhouses and outdoor areas of Blooming Acres, their vegetable garden, was enjoyed.