Events & 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.
Sign up for our e-newsletter in the bright green box to the left for updates about our workshop schedule.
We love your ideas!
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.
- Dealing with Pests in the Garden, April 20th
- Lawn Care & Alternatives to Lawns, June 9th
- Summer Garden: Mix and Match, June 15th
- Jose on Hoses: Home Irrigation, June 22nd
- Preserving Garden Botanicals, July
- Rain Garden Design, August
- Seed Collecting, August
- Floral Arrangements form the Garden, September
- Autumn Container Gardening, September
- Mushroom Foraging, October
- Botanical Wreaths, October
Dealing with Bugs and Diseases in the Backyard Garden
Saturday, April 20th, 11 am – noon
Garden pests come in many forms: from the crawling kinds to spores carried on the wind or molds that travel through the soil. Landscaper Richard Greenberg will give you a run down of the pests out there and how to prevent them or, if they have already arrived, how to get rid of them!
Sunday, June 9th, 11 am – noon
Natural Lawns and Alternatives to Lawns
Learn some basic steps to caring for a lawn naturally and also what your options are if a traditional lawn does not fit your personality or your site conditions. John Coghlan from HomeGrown Organics (a permaculture Landscaping company) will give you tips for a healthy grass lawn, and he will evaluate the many alternatives (clover meadows, low growing grasses, hardscaping with recycled material, native plantings, clumping grasses). Get ideas on how to go about picking which one will be right for you.
Saturday, June 15th, 11 am – noon
Learn about great plant combinations that work well together in a variety of conditions all summer. Garden Coach and designer Susan Papanikolas will show off some of her favorite summer plants and talk about how she uses them in garden designs.