Events & Workshops

Free Workshops

City People’s Garden Store offers free workshops for the community throughout the year. Topics range from edible gardening to pruning to designing holiday containers. Workshops are held in the Garden Store.

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Let us know if you are interested in a particular topic or have an instructor to recommend. E-mail our workshop coordinator with your suggestions.

2019 Line Up

We will schedule classes as long as we have a site to hold them! Please e-mail us if you plan to attend one of our workshops. Dates below may change.

Seed Collecting

Saturday, August 17th, 11 am – noon
Interested in preserving your favorite tastes and scents from the garden? Agnes P. Cwalina of Flowers Sow Urban will discuss which seeds are worth saving, plus timing, methods of harvesting, cleaning, and storage. Bring your extra seed and envelopes for swapping with other attendees.

Floral Arrangements from the Garden

Saturday, September 7th, 11 am – noon
As a gardener you probably have a luscious array of foliage, textures, and colors, at your fingertips! Have fun cutting from the garden to create an arrangement for inside! Join Agnes P. Cwalina of Flowers Sow Urban as she nudges you to clip and mix and match. She will demonstrate step by step how to create a vased arrangement with ingredients from your own backyard.

Versatile Autumn Container Garden

Sunday, September 15th, 11 am – noon
Learn how to use great evergreen anchors and interchangeable supporting plants in an Autumn container to create displays that last through the winter and can be refreshed easily in spring. Garden Coach, Plant Enthusiast, and Designer Susan Papanikolas will discuss plant combinations and variations as she demonstrates planting up a pot. She will show you some of her favorite plants to use during the colder seasons, and the roles they can play in container design, and she will have some growing tips to help your plant display thrive.

Houseplants 102

Saturday, September 21st, 11 am – noon
If you’ve successfully raised a few houseplants and are ready to take your plant parenting to the next level, this class is for you! We will focus on plant identification and taxonomy, customizing your soil and fertilizer, and the most common propagation techniques.

Rain Garden Contractor Fair

Saturday, October 12th, Noon – 2 pm
Learn about applying for a rebate from Seattle Public Utilities and King County for up to 100 percent of the cost of your rain garden or cistern. This is an opportunity to meet a collection of RainWise contractors and learn what will work for you.

Terrarium Techniques

Saturday, November 2nd, 11 am – noon
In this class our resident terrarium creator, Connor Farrell, will discuss and demonstrate how to put together a charming plant Terrarium. He will go over container requirements, soils and amendments needed, plants that can be put together, and how to design for effect and longevity. Connor will be on hand after the demo to help class participants choose plants for their own creation at home.