Children’s Education Programs: Kitchen Scrap Gardening

Children’s Education Programs: Kitchen Scrap Gardening

Kitchen Scrap Gardening

  • Saturday, August 24, 10-11am
  • Children’s Garden Porch
  • $10; Nonmember $12
  • Best for ages 7 to 11
  • REGISTER HERE

Join us in the Children’s Garden as we learn about plant propagation and how to grow plants from common fruit and vegetable scraps that can be found in our homes. Participants will observe seed starting techniques and pot up three different plant scraps to take home and grow!

Reading Wednesdays

  • Every Wednesday, 10am starting August 16
  • The South Lobby
  • FREE
  • Best for ages 2 to 5

Books are nature-themed and selected based on the season. We’ll begin with an interactive song and children will enjoy creating a small craft after the story. Join us the last Wednesday of the month for reading and craft time with the Downtown Library. For groups of 10 or more please call Kodi Clifford at (405) 835-6789.

Little Saplings – Fall Session

  • Every other Tuesday starting August 27
  • August 27, September 10 & 24
  • October 8 & 22, November 5 & 19
  • December 3, 10-11am
  • Children’s Garden Porch
  • Member $3; Nonmember $4
  • Best for ages 2 to 5
  • PICK A DATE

Toddlers (and parents) will learn about the exciting world of gardens in an engaging and educational way. New themes with corresponding activities and learning opportunities are featured. Every Little Saplings event begins with a song, ends with a sensory bin, and includes a hands-on craft.

Classes for Adults

Classes for Adults

All About Succulents

  • Tuesday, August 27, 6pm                          
  • The Garden Classroom
  • Member $9; Nonmember $14
  • Dr. Michael and Rosario Douglas
  • Register by Monday, August 28
  • REGISTER HERE

Join a guided tour of the desert zone of the Crystal Bridge Tropical Conservatory to learn about the fundamentals and intricacies of succulent plants. Then explore the natural history and cultivation of succulents as presented by this globe-traveling couple. Mike is retired from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Fall Gardening

  • Saturday, August 31, 10am                       
  • The Garden Classroom
  • Member $9; Nonmember $14
  • Larry Hocking, Berry Creek Farms
  • Register by Thursday, August 29
  • REGISTER HERE

Learn how to grow cool-season vegetables in your own backyard. This class will emphasize design and preparation, planting and maintenance strategies, as well as harvesting.

Proper Pruning

  • Saturday, September 7, 1pm     
  • Yukon, Oklahoma – Chisholm Trail Park
  • Member $9; Nonmember $14
  • Courtney Keck, Canadian County Extension
  • Register by Thursday, September 5
  • REGISTER HERE

Trimming stems and branches is an important practice in maintaining a healthy and well-manicured lawn or garden. Learn what, when, and how to prune. Class will meet in the small gazebo at Chisholm Trail Park in Yukon.

Native Seed Collecting

  • Tuesday, September 10, 6:30pm
  • The Garden Classroom 
  • Member $14; Nonmember $19
  • Adam Sarmiento, Eco Landscaping
  • Register by Thursday, September 5
  • REGISTER HERE

Autumn is the perfect time for collecting native seeds. Join us in this hands-on seed collecting expedition in one of our signature spaces – Oklahoma Prairie Garden. The class will begin with a brief indoor presentation and then transition outdoors for the workshop portion.

Nature Photography Workshop

  • Saturday, September 14, 1pm  
  • The Garden Classroom 
  • Member $18; Nonmember $24
  • Doug Hoke, Director of Photography, The Oklahoman
  • Register by Tuesday, September 10
  • REGISTER HERE

Partake in a unique adventure through the viewfinder of your camera. Capture vibrant photos of garden landscapes, flowers, insects, and birds. Class begins indoors and then proceeds to the Crystal Bridge Conservatory and/or outdoors (weather permitting) for hands-on instruction. Bring your own camera.

Easy Plant Propagation

  • Saturday, September 21, 1pm                     
  • The Garden Classroom 
  • Member $18; Nonmember $24
  • Courtney Keck, Canadian County Extension
  • Register by Tuesday, September 17
  • REGISTER HERE

Learn what propagation is and how you can easily do this at home. Plants will be provided for you to propagate from, as well as soil, containers, and other needed materials.