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.

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.

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!

Extending the Use of Garden Botanicals

Sunday, July 28th, 11 am – noon
Don’t know what to do with the abundance of flowers, herbs and fragrant plants in your garden? Attend this seminar and learn alternatives for your botanical treasures! Join Agnes P. Cwalina of Flowers Sow Urban for step by step instruction on preserving botanical materials you can enjoy year round. Agnes will cover simple plant preserving methods to expand your tea and herb cabinet, show you how to make medicinal salves, and help you prepare for autumn wreath making.

Terrarium Techniques

Saturday, August 3rd, 11 am – noon
In this class our resident terrarium creator, Connor Farrell, will discuss and demonstrate how to put together a charming plant Terrarium. He will go over container requirements, soils and amendments needed, plants that can be put together, and how to design for effect and longevity. Connor will be on hand after the demo to help class participants choose plants for their own creation at home.

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.