Urban Herbs Workshops & Sale

“Thank you! I enjoyed the all-day workshops very much. I loved how relaxed and open the speakers were. The venue was great too!” – Felicia Kiplinger

“Loved it. Great time. The chef was amazing, loved her knowledge.”

“Excellent speakers.” –Irene Christian

“This was a wonderful workshop! My favorites were the instructional lunch (Delish!) and everything with Lori. She’s fantastic!” –Crystal Wherry

“So much fun! Enjoyed them all!”


Irrigation and Conservation School:

“Loved the practical garden tour at the end”

“Very professional” –John Duncan

“Well worth the trip. Practical information in a pleasant environment. I felt pampered.” –Tammy Dressler 


Saturday, July 29, 1 – 3pm

Growing Cool Season Vegetables in Your Fall Garden

  • Terrace Room
  • Lori Coats, My Raggedy Herbs
  • Members $10 ; Nonmembers $15
  • Register by Tuesday, July 25

Fall is one of the best times for an edible garden in Oklahoma but to have one, you actually need to start thinking about it in July so you can plant it in August. Join us to discover all the cool season greens, garlics and root vegetables you can grow and enjoy into the colder months. Each participant will learn tips for growing and harvesting in the fall and will start seeds for three fall crops.

Friday, July 28 and Saturday, July 29

Get to Know Our Buffalo Grass

  • Friday, 12 – 12:30pm
  • Saturday 11am
  • FREE

We’ve just added a special stand of buffalo grass, a native Oklahoma grass that not only looks great, but is low maintenance to boot! This grass only needs mowing about once a season and grows deep roots so that once it’s established, it needs much less water than your average lawn. Join our horticulturists for a lunchtime talk on Friday or after our Gardens Walking Tour on Saturday to hear about this grass as well as some other prairie grass favorites.

Gardens Walking Tour

  • Saturdays, July 29, August 26, September 30, 10am
  • Last Saturday of Every Month
  • South Lobby and Garden Grounds
  • FREE
  • Walkups Welcome

Join us to expand your Oklahoma plant knowledge and get great ideas for your yard. Each month changes as the plants grow through the seasons; in July we’ll discuss plants for water conservation. Can’t make it for the guided tour? Pick up a self-guided handout in our South Lobby.

Saturday, August 26, 1-2:30pm

Collecting Seed: A How-To Workshop

  • Terrace Room
  • Lori Coats, My Raggedy Herbs
  • Member $15; Nonmember $22
  • Register by Tuesday, July 25

Gathering seeds for next year’s crop is easier than it seems. Join us for an interactive workshop to discuss collecting seeds from edible and ornamental plants. You’ll learn how to properly store, treat, and sow seeds throughout the seasons and head outside to try your hand at gathering seeds from our edible raised beds and prairie garden.

Saturday, September 16, 9am – 3pm

Bent Willow Furniture Class for Absolute Beginners

  • Pavilion or Terrace Room, depending on weather
  • Bim Willow, Master Furniture Builder
  • Register by Tuesday, September 12
  • Register available soon! 

You’ll never look at a stick the same again. Learn to turn branches into family heirlooms. Join Master Furniture Builder Bim Willow as he teaches you to mold and bend fresh willow into beautiful, long lasting furniture. Come with a hammer and pruning shears and leave with a finished project using the techniques of this historical American craft. Project options:

  • Historical Bent Willow Loveseat (create in 5 hours)
    • Members $340; Nonmembers $355
  • Garden Arbor (create in 3.5 hours)
    • Members $270; Nonmembers $285
  • Historical Bent Willow Chair (create in 4 hours)
    • Members $240; Nonmembers $255
  • Garden Bench (create in 2 to 3 hours)
    • Members $95; Nonmembers $105 
  • Sassy End table (create in less than 2 hours)
    • Members $95; Nonmembers $105

Times reflect NO prior building experience. Bring a sack lunch or grab a sandwich or salad at Pitchfork in the Park during a break.

Saturday, Sept. 23, 10–11:30am

Backyard Chicken Workshop

  • Terrace Room and Garden Grounds
  • Lori Coats, My Raggedy Herbs
  • Members $12; Nonmembers $15
  • Register by Tuesday, September 19

“Grow” your own fresh eggs. Join Lori Coats, chicken expert and gardener, as she discusses the ins and outs of raising chickens. Lori will go over the challenges and benefits of life with chickens, offer tips for raising them from eggs to hens and bring one along for a close-up experience.