This week, the Downtown Oklahoma City Botanical Garden, The Myriad Gardens will be offering classes for the community on Urban Agrarian practices, teaching basic gardening skills, which adds to a growing list of community offerings supporting growning and producing food from community resources for self and others.
These classes come on the heels of Oklahoma City Council passing and bypassing some Urban Agrarian actions recently. http://www.examiner.com/article/chicken-act-other-urban-agrarian-decisio...
The fact that Chicken Class is being offered Friday http://www.examiner.com/article/oklahoma-city-gets-chicken-classes-but-n... , and general gardening is offered Saturday appears a hopeful sign for progress on the original set of options sought.
The Myriad Gardens classes have a fee, and require pre-registration. http://www.myriadgardens.com/. The Friday Chicken Class offers space for brown bagging, while the Saturday class for general gardening offers a catered lunch.
Fairly close to downtown Oklahoma City, for over 20 years there has been a cluster of persons very interested in green spaces, parks and community gardens. http://www.examiner.com/article/central-park-community-garden-wins-5-000... doing all kinds of community good.
This also is of interest to many. http://www.goinglocalokc.com/
As is this page for organics http://www.organicsokc.com/home.html
Beginning and advanced classes for all are also taught since the 1970's with OSU-OKC Extension Service. http://www.osuokc.edu/agriculture/pdf/FM_May_Events.pdf
Including the Master Gardener program, where certification can be earned indicating the completion of classes and a an advanced understanding of general gardening processes, or how to solve general gardening puzzles. http://mastergardener.okstate.edu/