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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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.

Natural Lawn Care and Alternatives to Lawns

Sunday, June 9th, 11 am – noon
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.

Summer Garden: Mix and Match

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.

Jose on Hoses: Home Irrigation

Saturday, June 22nd, 11 am – noon
City People’s Garden Store owner and enthusiastic gardener will help you figure out what watering system to use for your plants. From Point and Shoot hoses to thoughtfully placed microsprayers and drip irrigation, Jose will make sure you are getting the right amount of water to your plants.

Chicks and Ducks!

Saturday, June 29th, 11 am – noon

Chicken Enthusiast Rosalinde Czaja will talk about raising back yard chickens, including types of chickens, where to find them, what to consider before getting them, and basic set up. She will also touch on coop designs, fighting off predators, and adding other domestic fowl (like ducks!) to the mix.

Houseplants 101

Saturday, July 20th, 11 am – noon
For anyone who wants to learn tips and tricks for growing houseplants – from those who are just beginning to those who need some help with the plants they already own, this class will go over selecting the best houseplant for your space, basic houseplant care, watering, repotting, pests, and more. Come have all your houseplant questions answered!

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.