“For the first time in my memory it seems like OKC has a gardening/nature community and in my opinion the Myriad has much to do with this transformation.” – Marilyn Stewart, owner of Wild Things Nursery
“It was great!” –Jill Enevoldsen
“Always a great experience. Thank you!” – Catherine
“In 2 months I will be living on the coast of China for a couple of years. I might go on Lori’s Facebook Group and tell her how things are going if I try to grow herbs like lavender.” –Jessica Chilcoat
Yoga in the Gardens
Sponsored by Tinker Federal Credit Union
- No Late arrivals after 5:50pm
- Pavilion or inside the Crystal Bridge
- Members FREE; Nonmembers $10
- Must be 16 & older
This is a great, all-levels class led by Lisa Woodward. Class participants should bring a yoga mat and water. Classes will meet under the Pavilion as weather permits; when it doesn’t they will meet inside the Crystal Bridge. Drop in for a session or two or enjoy the entire series!
Saturdays, August 20, 10am-2pm
Monthly Paddle Boarding presented by Oklahoma City Community Foundation
- Gardens’ Lake
- $5 per person for 15 minute session
With help from our friends at the Boathouse District in Oklahoma City, come paddle boarding at the Garden’s lake! $5 per person for a 15 minute session. FINAL DATE: September 24
Saturday, August 20, 1 – 2pm
Introduction to Fermented Foods
- Terrace Room
- Members $6 ; Nonmembers $8
- Register by Tuesday, August 16
Fermented foods might look weird to most people but they are delicious and provide the incredible benefit of increasing your friendly bacteria counts and helping you absorb more nutrients in your food. Join local guru, Jared Toay of Jared’s ProPops, as he gives you the low-down on these delightfully weird foods, shows you how easy it is to start your own kombucha, and lets you taste fermented foods for yourself.
Saturday, August 20, 7 – 9pm
Taste of Oklahoma: Mixology Class presented by Nabholz Corp.
- Park House Events Center
- Ages 21 and Older
- Members $45 ; Nonmembers $50
Join us inside the beautiful Park House Event Center with bartenders from Ludivine and RJ’s Supper Club. Learn how to mix cocktails with local, fresh ingredients you can grow in your own backyard. Guests will also enjoy light hors d’ouerves during this class. Limited seating is available; please register by Thursday, August 18.
Saturday, August 27, 10am – Noon
Meditation and Mindfulness Workshop
- Terrace Room; Dr. R. Murali Krishna, co- founder and President of INTEGRIS James L. Hall, Jr. Center for Mind, Body and Spirit and Dena Bradford, Mindfulness Expert
- Members $5 ; Nonmembers $10
- Register by Tuesday, August 23
Not only does your body need exercise and good food, but your mind needs some attention too. Learn all about the healing practice of mindfulness and meditation in this informational and experiential workshop.
10– 11am: Dr. Krishna will discuss the many benefits of mindful living
11am–Noon: Dena will lead us in the mindfulness practice she studied at the McLean Meditation Institute
August 27, 10am
Gardens Walking Tour
- 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 and September we’ll discuss plants for water conservation and in August we’ll highlight plants for color. Can’t make it for the guided tour? Pick up a self-guided handout in our South Lobby.
Thursday, August 25, noon-1pm
Cooking With Kam presented by Oklahoma City Community Foundation
- Park House Event Center
- Kamala Gamble and Barbara Mock, premier OKC chefs
- Members $8; Nonmembers $10
- Register by Friday before
Life on the go but still want to enjoy healthy, incredibly tasty meals? Each month Kam and Barb will teach us how to make great side dishes from local, seasonal vegetables. The dishes are vegetable-based so you may want to bring a meat. FINAL DATE: September 29