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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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Please Register!

If you plan to attend a class, please send us an e-mail with your name and how many people attending so that we can set up the space for the right amount of people. This really helps us plan. Thank you!

2020 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.

Starting from Seed

Saturday, March 7th, 11 am – noon
Agnes P. Cwalina of Flowers Sow Urban will help you get your garden going while it’s still chilly outside. Learn when and what to start inside for best results in the growing season. From favorite flowers to kitchen necessities.

Waking Up the Garden

Saturday, March 14th, 11 am – noon
For those who are getting inspired by the longer days and are ready to start gardening but are not sure where to start, this class is for you! City Peeps Co-owner Jose Gonzales will give you the run down on tasks to get done and assessments to make so you and your garden stay happy. Jose will talk about prepping the soil, identifying and controlling weeds, assessing post winter plant health, and planning for future plant acquisitions! Come with your questions!

Tried and True Pacific Northwest Plants

Saturday, March 21st, 11 am – noon
Come hear veteran gardener, plant enthusiast, and garden coach Susan Papanikolas talk about the special plants that do very well in most gardens in our region. She will show off her favorites and talk about why and how they work so well. From shrubs that need very little attention to perennials that, year after year, do not disappoint. Susan will also give you ideas for mixing and matching these plants based on sun exposure and space.

Ciscoe Morris Q&A and Book Signing

March 28th, 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Local Garden Celebrity Ciscoe Morris will be at the Garden Store to take on some of your tough gardening questions and to sign his latest book, Oh, La La! Homegrown Stories, Helpful Tips, and Garden Wisdom which we will have for sale. Ciscoe can be heard weekly on 97.3 KIRO FM radio doling out garden advice, and he also appears on KING5’s New Day. We are so excited to have him at the store with his warm energy and vast knowledge.

Pruning Fruit Trees and Shrubs

Sunday, March 29th, 11 am – noon
In this class you will learn about cuts to make and cuts to avoid – or when branch training is better than cutting at all – to produce more fruit from your fruiting trees and shrubs. Barb Burrill is a fruit pruning expert who spent 6 years with City Fruit managing public orchards, then moved to supporting home tree fruit growers with tree health assessments, pruning, and organic pest control. She has taught with City Fruit, Tilth Alliance, Plant Amnesty, Seattle Parks and Recreation, and many Seattle garden centers.

Great Container Design

Saturday, April 18th, 11 am – noon
Learn how to put together a great container with a mix of evergreens and interchangeable supporting plants to create displays that last through the season, but can also be easily refreshed or retooled if your mood changes! Garden Coach, Plant Enthusiast, and Designer Susan Papanikolas will discuss plant combinations and variation as she demonstrates planting up a pot.

The Organic Edible Garden in Summer

June TBA, 11 am – noon
Vegetable Garden Check in! Need some tips for growing more fruits and vegetables? In this class John Coghlan of HomeGrown Organics will provide helpful tips and guidance for growing and maintaining an edible garden over the summer and into fall.