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).

Intro to Wild Edible ID and Local Foraging

Sunday, August 20th, 11 am – noon
Ever wanted to try foraging for wild foods but worried about what’s safe to eat? Join experienced forager and writer Jeremy Puma of the Seattle Farm School for this Basic Introduction to Urban Foraging. We will discuss the principles of foraging safely and ethically, learn a few abundant wild edibles and discuss how to prepare them, and discover how you can expand your foraging skills beyond the scope of this introduction. Please note, edible mushrooms are NOT included in this overview.

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!

Chickens in the City

Sunday, August 27th, 11 am – noon
Interested in having an urban chicken flock? Join Rosalinde Czaja, urban farm educator and chicken enthusiast, will talk about all you need to both get started and also to keep your birds healthy and productive. If you’re just thinking about having chickens for the first time, preparing for them can take a few months, so this is an excellent time to do your research, build your coop, and get your yard ready. If you already have your birds, but are having issues, this class is also for you and is a great place to get all your questions answered. Rosalinde can talk about ducks too!

Favorite Evergreen Perennials

Sunday, September 10th, 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.

Fall Edible Gardening

Saturday, September 23rd, 11 am – noon
Seattle Farm School is back to help us with our fall edible gardens. Master Gardener and Permaculture Designer Krista Staudacher will talk about the benefits of fall planting including adding blueberries and fruit trees to the landscape. She will also touch on planting seeds and starts for some winter gardening including adding season extenders for a longer bigger harvest.

Planning for Spinrg: Fall Bulbs and Small Shrubs

Saturday, September 30th, 11 am – noon
Now is the time to plant bulbs for your spring display. if you want to have snowdrops, hyacinth and daffodil let announce when winter is ending, get those bulbs in the ground next month. It’s also the best month for planting some shrubs as the shorter days, cooler temperatures rain will help you get them settled in. Jopin Richard Greenberg as he goes over the whys hows and whats of fall planting.

Putting the Garden to Bed

Saturday, October 28th, 11 am – noon
What to cut back, what to leave for winter interest. What is the best mulch for the winter. How to reduce pest, diseases and weeds come spring through winter practices. These questions and more will all be addressed in this class on prepping the garden for the dormant season.