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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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.)

Growing Herbs

Saturday, April 21st, 11 am – noon
Richard Greenberg loves to teach about growing herbs – both indoors and out – and especially for culinary uses. Learn about both Rosemary and Lavender and a host of other fragrant and tasty herbs. Find out what conditions you need and how to harvest without losing the plant!

Natural Lawn Care

Sunday, April 22nd, 10:30 am – 11:15 am
Do you have moss in your lawn? Is it compacted and difficult to drain? Is it riddled with weeds? In this class, you will learn how to tell which nutrients your lawn is lacking by the weeds you have; how to build good soil structure without breaking your back; and how to grow a thicker lawn with deeper roots to help fend off diseases, moss & weeds. Nick Penovich, owner of Soil Science Products, will teach this informational class for those putting in a new lawn or rebuilding an old one.

Alternatives to Lawns

Sunday, April 22nd, 11:30 am – 12:15
What if a traditional lawn does not fit your personality or your site conditions? After our morning class on natural lawn care, John Coghlan from HomeGrown Organics (a permaculture Landscaping company) will evaluate the many alternatives to lawns (clover meadows, low growing grasses, hardscaping with recycled materials, native plantings, clumping grasses) and how to go about picking which one will be right for you.

Botanical Arrangements From the Garden

Saturday, April 28th, 11:00 am – noon
As a gardener you probably have a luscious garden of foliages, textures, and colors. How often do you cut from the garden and create an arrangement to bring inside? Nervous to do it? Don’t be! Join Agnes P. Cwalina of Hori Hori Flowers as she nudges you to clip from the garden and helps you see all the vase worthy ingredients in your own backyard!

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 Richard Greenberg.

Herbs and Fruits with Good Urban Roots

June TBD, 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.
Pests & Diseases in the Garden and How to Treat Them

Summer Beauties – Favorite Plants for the Garden

June TBD, 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 plants for the summer that would make any garden or container display wake up and draw oohs and ahhhs.