Classes for Adults

Classes for Adults

Myriad Kitchen: Coffee

  • Saturday, June 22, 10-Noon
  • The Garden Classroom
  • Member $14; Nonmember $19
  • Register by Tuesday, May 14
  • REGISTER HERE

Coffee Slingers Roasters has handcrafted original beverages to use coffee as a means of building positive bridges. This interactive class will focus on coffee sourcing in Central America, as well as the key fundamentals of roasting and the farm-to-cup concept.

Highlights in Botanical Drawing Workshop

  • Saturday, June 29, 10-Noon
  • The Garden Classroom & Crystal Bridge Conservatory
  • Member $29; Nonmember $34
  • Register by Tuesday, June 25
  • REGISTER HERE

Immerse yourself in botanical drawing with pencil, toned paper and white compressed charcoal. Begin with a group instructional warmup session, and then stroll into the Crystal Bridge Conservatory to discover your own spaces and subjects to draw

Growing Fruit in Oklahoma

Learn how to get started with home fruit growing, from choosing plants to site considerations and including details of soils, planting, subsequent care including pruning and dealing with pests and problems.

Myriad Kitchen: Coffee

  • Saturday, June 22, 10-Noon
  • The Garden Classroom
  • Member $14; Nonmember $19
  • REGISTER HERE

Coffee Slingers Roasters has handcrafted original beverages to use coffee as a means of building positive bridges. This interactive class will focus on coffee sourcing in Central America, as well as the key fundamentals of roasting and the farm-to-cup concept.

Highlights in Botanical Drawing Workshop

  • Saturday, June 29, 10-Noon
  • The Garden Classroom & Crystal Bridge Conservatory
  • Member $29; Nonmember $34
  • REGISTER HERE BY JUNE 25

Immerse yourself in botanical drawing with pencil, toned paper and white compressed charcoal. Begin with a group instructional warmup session, and then stroll into the Crystal Bridge Conservatory to discover your own spaces and subjects to draw.

Guided Walking Tour

  • Saturday, June 29, 10am
  • Every last Saturday of the month
  • Meet in the Visitor Lobby, located at the south end of the Crystal Bridge
  • Geared towards adults, children and leashed dogs are always welcome
  • FREE

Expand your knowledge of Oklahoma plants and find inspiration for your own garden with our educational FREE walking tours. Each month will feature different plants from our outdoor collection that make great choices for our region – from year-round color to drought-tolerant choices and more. Self-guided plant tour handouts are available in our south lobby. Geared towards adults, children and leashed dogs always welcome.

Earth Day Workshop for John Rex Middle School Students Uniquely Connects Urban Gardening & Software Development

Earth Day Workshop for John Rex Middle School Students Uniquely Connects Urban Gardening & Software Development

On Monday, April 22, John Rex Middle School students celebrated Earth Day by participating in a Gardening & Technology Workshop hosted by the Myriad Gardens and instructed by Dale Spoonemore and Patrick Hartley, local software developers behind the globally popular From Seed to Spoon mobile app.

Sixth-grade students shared in an interactive lesson focused on real-world connections between the dynamic realm of computer coding and the vital ability to grow your own food.  Students learned how to code using a block-based visual programming language known as Scratch, an MIT designed platform for children.  The STEM-based workshop also promoted thinking skills and project experimentation, which led students to integrate lines of code to command animated vegetable and fruit images to navigate throughout farm and garden backdrops. 

In addition, students gained insight into how Dale practices environmentally friendly methods in his own large suburban garden.  “Dale has become a recognizable gardening icon in horticultural circles for how he has uniquely adapted his professional software development skills with his personal endeavors to produce organic vegetables for his family and teach the community how to do the same,” said Joel Bramhall, Director of Education for the Myriad Gardens.  The workshop aimed to propel students toward choosing healthier decisions and inspiring them to connect with nature as much as possible.  Other key topics included college and career paths, the benefits of teamwork, and balancing technology with authentic real-life interactions.