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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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.

2018 Line Up

(We are always adding to our class schedule. Check back often or sign up for our newsletter in the green box to the left. Please e-mail us if you plan to attend one of our workshops so we can inform you of any schedule changes.)

Pests & Diseases in the Garden and How to Treat Them

Saturday, June 2nd, 11:00 am – noon
Plant pests come in many forms – insect, critter, fungus, bacteria. Hear about common plant problems and how to deal with them in the most natural way possible with landscaper Richard Greenberg.

Herbs and Fruits with Good Urban Roots

Saturday, June 9th, 11:00 am – noon
Join Edible Plant Ambassador and owner of Stone Soup Gardens Jake Harris in exploring the challenges of growing food in our city lots. Jake will share his favorite edible landscaping plants that add beauty and taste to our challenging city sites and will focus on easy to grow perennials, food producing trees, shrubs, and ground covers. Both native and climate-analogous edible plants will be explored.

Creating Privacy and Sanctuary

Saturday, June 16th, 11:00 am – noon
Plan and plant strategically to separate yourself from the outside world. Landscaper Richard Greenberg will go over plants that make good screens as well as other landscaping techniques to create your own little oasis in this busy, bustling world.

Rare and Exotic Edible Fruits and Veggies: Unsung Heroes of the Backyard Garden

Sunday, June 17th, 11:00 am – noon
This workshop is for homeowners with small urban gardens who want to explore plants that are beautiful and delicious and slightly off the beaten track. These “unsung heroes” are often just as tasty as their more famous cousins, sometimes more robust and disease resistant, and perhaps most importantly, offer something that often cannot be purchased at a grocery store or farmer’s market. John Coghlan of HomeGrown Organics will talk about edibles not to overlooked including Hardy kiwi, Goumi, Mahonia, Mulberry and more.

Water Systems for the Home Garden

Saturday, June 23rd, 11:00 am – noon
Erick Jeffries of the Peoples Gardening Collective will be here to go over how to most efficiently water your garden including a look at the basics of setting up a drip irrigation system.

Summer Beauties – Favorite Plants for the Garden

Saturday, July 21st, 11:00 am – noon
By mid summer, gardens can start to look a little tired. Join plant enthusiast, garden coach, and designer Susan Papanikolas as she highlights her favorite pick-me-up perennials, shrubs and trees for the summer that would make any garden or container display wake up and draw oohs and ahhhs.