Fun inspiration to grow your passion.
You shouldn’t have to sacrifice a beautiful landscape, garden or meal to make it organic and healthy. That’s why we support your commitment to sustainability with thoughtfully curated products and exciting learning resources to make your gardening journey fun and fruitful.
Joining together for a healthier community.
As Oklahoma’s first 100% organic garden center founded in 2011, we’re proud to be a vibrant part of our green community. Stop by and say hello, or look for us out in the community, teaching kids about sustainability or planting Monarch butterfly waystations. Let’s grow healthier — together.
Jake T. Parrot|
As an African grey parrot, Jake’s ability to talk and mimic sounds makes him Grogg’s Green Barn’s most inviting greeter. Full of words and song, Jake loves attention and talking to our guests. African greys are among the most intelligent birds in the world. Studies have shown that they carry the cognitive reasoning and emotions of a 4-6 year old human, being able to complete tasks and even count! Jake is our own little avian Einstein!
Jasmin is all about living a simple and humble life. She spends most of her time with her hands in the dirt, and loving plants. Horticulture is not only an everlasting valuable skill, it is a lifestyle. Sharing her knowledge, and experience on the importance of organic gardening, and sustaining our ecosystem is her passion. In addition to her Associate of Science degree, Jasmin is a registered yoga teacher.
As the inspirational force behind Oklahoma’s first 100% organic garden center, Carla has immersed herself in leading a positive team toward sustainability through nature. She and her husband, Kelly, enjoy passing on their passion for a healthier environment to their three children. She craves sunshine, travel and fun times with friends and family. Not surprisingly, her favorite tomato is Cherokee Green. Carla is a graduate of Oklahoma State University.
Chef Andrew brings creative, authentic flavors and pairings to every experience at The Reserve. He was recognized by Best Chefs America in 2013 and has appeared on Food Network. Chef Andrew moved from Florida with his wife and two boys for the opportunity to cook out of and work with the gardens. He played collegiate tennis prior to attending culinary school.
With an undergraduate degree from Texas Christian University and a Master’s in Business from the University of Tulsa, Kelly brings a modern approach to creating a customer-centric experience for people who share the Grogg’s Green Barn passion for organic living. He enjoys spending time outdoors with family and friends, and the occasional trip to the mountains of Colorado. Spend any time with Kelly and you’ll hear him say he’s married to the best wife ever.
Events Coordinator/ Sommelier
Having studied at the International Wine Center in New York City, Ashley is a level 1 with the Court of Master Sommeliers, a level 3 with WSET, and worked in New York restaurants Per Se, Pastis, and Tía Pol as well as the specialized Spanish wine store, Tinto Fino, where she was general manager.
Ashley is the wife of chef Andrew Donovan; together, this duo will present each dinner. We left Florida for Tulsa because we missed the farm-to-table aspect of the industry, which was the reason we fell in love with restaurants, and with each other. The Reserve presented a really unique opportunity.
Retail Shift Supervisor
Ruth is obsessed with all things that lead to sustainability. She believes every little positive action we take today will create a massive positive change for our future. Ruth is living the green dream and spreads her enthusiasm for a healthier world to everyone she encounters. Both knowledgeable and passionate, she holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Policy from the University of Tulsa.
Angie left the steely, gray world of aerospace to get outside and dig into gardening. She began with her own herb garden and started working for Tomato Man’s Daughter in 2016 and now we share her. Today, Angie manages our social media, writes our newsletters, chases the staff with a camera, and loves to give the Chef’s Garden tours. Since childhood, she’s been reading her mom’s Southern Living magazine and it shows in her work. She is a musician, writer and artist. A native Tulsan with a degree in marketing, she and her husband, David, have a daughter and 2 cats.
Indoor Grow Specialist
Born and raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Nathan found a passion for exploring the environment at an early age. After earning the rank of Eagle Scout, the principals of sustainability were ingrained into his life. During college, Nathan studied global environmental sustainability, guiding him to a passion for meeting the triple bottom line!
Chef Gardens Lead
After graduating from The University of Oklahoma with an Environmental Engineering degree, Ethan started working in corporate America. After five years of the grind, he realized the office life just wasn’t for him. Ethan was drawn to the farm to table experience hoping to gain a better understanding of the process of growing your own food from start to finish. When he is not at work, Ethan feels just as comfortable spending time outdoors or watching Star Trek with his dog, Shelly.
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