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 fruit trees to designing with holiday containers. Workshops are held in the indoor nursery of the Garden Store.

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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.

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).

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 by landscaper Richard Greenberg in this class on prepping the garden for the dormant season.

Starting a Bonsai: Pruning and Shaping

Sunday, November 5th, 11 am – noon
Bonsai expert Ann Hobson will give an introduction to bonsai as a hobby and then will demonstrate how you can take a plant from the nursery and prune and train it. She will go over choosing a suitable plant for the process and how to care for them.

Winter Container

Saturday, November 11th, 11 am – noon
Learn how to make a colorful and festive winter container to add brightness and whimsy that will last through the colder months. Richard Greenberg will talk about best plants to use for an easy-to-maintain, attractive display.