Events & Workshops

Free Workshops

City People’s Garden Store will begin offering workshops when we re-open in February. Topics will range from edible gardening to pruning fruit trees to designing with holiday containers. Workshops are held in the indoor nursery of the Garden Store.

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2017 Line Up

(Please e-mail us if you plan to attend one of our workshops. Workshops in orange are in partnership with City Fruit).

Pests & Thugs in the Edible and Ornamental Garden

Saturday, June 24th, 11 am – noon
Plant pests come in many forms – insect, critter, fungus, bacteria. Hear about common plant problems and how to deal with them in the most natural way possible with Richard Greenberg.

Medicinal Plants From Your Garden

Saturday, July 8th, 11 am – noon
Our ancestors have used plants for generations as preventative medicine and to treat ailments. Join Agnes P. Cwalina, owner of Hori Hori Flowers, for an introduction to plants you can cultivate to start your own herbal medicine chest. Teas, tinctures, infusions, and salve making will be covered alongside several easy-to-grow plants.

Small Space Gardening

Saturday, July 15th, 11 am – noon
Is your garden just a corner on a balcony? A section of your porch? Or do you have a matchbox plot of land? There’s still a lot of gardening you could do using special growing techniques and picking out plants that work well in small spaces. Richard Greenberg teaches this popular class which covers year-round gardening and growing with limited square footage.

Four Season Container Display

Sunday, July 16th, 11 am – noon
Learn how to use an evergreen anchor and change up the supporting plants in a container to create displays that feel fresh and seasonal year-round. Garden Coach and Designer Susan Papanikolas will teach you tips and techniques for successful container gardening, and talk about plant combinations, all while she demonstrates the potting up process.

Flower Arranging from the Cutting Garden

Saturday, August 5th, 11 am – noon
As a gardener you probably have a luscious garden of foliages, textures, and colors. How often do you cut from the garden and create an arrangement to bring inside? Nervous to do it? Don’t be! Join Agnes P. Cwalina of Hori Hori Flowers as she nudges you to clip from the garden and helps you see all the vase worthy ingredients in your own backyard!

Starting an Urban Cutting Garden in Autumn

Saturday, August 26th, 11 am – noon
If you missed the spring version of this popular class, no worries! Agnes P. Cwalina of Hori Hori Flowers is back to and will speak about plants you can grow now that work best for the cutting garden as well as plants that offer harvests for a unique table arrangement, all on a city lot!

Favorite Evergreen Perennials

Sunday, September 17th, 11 am – noon
Evergreen perennials play an important role in enlivening the winter garden in Seattle. They pair well with evergreen trees and shrubs, adding a softer element with colors and textures that brighten up our winter days. Fall is a great time to add some evergreen perennials into your garden to help bring it to life during the winter months. Garden Coach and designer Susan Papanikolas will show you some of her favorites, the roles they can play in the garden, and teach you some growing tips to help your winter garden thrive.