Oklahoma City’s Myriad Botanical Gardens and the newly-formed Urban Ag Coalition have teamed up to present a series of programs designed to raise awareness Series sponsors are TLC Garden Centers, with support from Myriad Botanical Gardens and Transition OKC.
What is the Urban Ag Coalition? Transition OKC and its partners CommonWealth Urban Farms, Closer to Earth, TLC Garden Centers, OSU-OKC and Myriad Botanical Gardens have formed a new coalition dedicated to helping urban agriculture thrive in OKC. The group envisions its friends and neighbors enjoying urban farms and gardens, edible landscaping, and revitalized communities while contributing to the health and well-being of our communities and planet. (Learn more: urbanagokc.org.)
Another goal of the Urban Ag Coalition is to sponsor educational and inspirational projects and programs designed to raise public awareness of the benefits of Urban Ag and help OKC grow food while saving water and preserving biodiversity. The upcoming film series is a part of that mission.
Movie times will be 7 – 10 p.m. All movies are $5 per person, and will be screened in the Terrace Room in the Crystal Bridge. Each movie will be followed by a free reception featuring food and beverages, thanks to generous sponsors.
Coming next, on Friday, Aug. 22, “Symphony of the Soil,” from 7 – 10 p.m., $5 per person, with a reception sponsored by Green Connections. The New York Times said of this film, “Unfolding with gentle joy and an unexpected beauty, this ode to the miracle of the Earth’s topmost layer gives us a newfound respect for the ground beneath our feet.”
Then, on Thursday, Sept. 4, “Growing Cities,” from 7:00 – 10:00 p.m. The cost is $5 per person, with a reception sponsored by Kam’s Kookery. “Growing Cities” is a new documentary examining urban farming in America.
For more information about the Film Series, or to purchase your tickets, visit myriadgardens.org or call 405.445.7080.