Events & Workshops

Sharpening Services

Northwest Sharpening will be picking up your dull pruners and knives at the Garden Store. Items left for sharpening before 5 pm on Tuesday, January 26th
will be ready for pick-up after 12 noon Saturday, January 30th.

Drop off by 5:00 pm on January 26th (no appointment necessary*). 

$2.50 – Small Scissors/Thread Cutters
$3.50 – Regular Scissors & Pinking Shears
$3.50 – Garden Tools (Pruners-Loppers-Shears)
$3.00 – Knives/Cleavers 
tax not included.

(No serrated knives, single angle knives (Japanese style), lawn mower blades, shovels, hoes, or axes)

* If you also want to shop in the store when you drop off, make an appointment here

Free Workshops (Cancelled for 2020)

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.

Sign up for our e-newsletter in the bright green box to the left for updates about our workshop schedule.

Please Register!

If you plan to attend a class, please send us an e-mail with your name and how many people attending so that we can set up the space for the right amount of people. This really helps us plan. Thank you!

2020 Line Up – Cancelled until further notice.

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.



Tried and True Pacific Northwest Plants

Come hear veteran gardener, plant enthusiast, and garden coach Susan Papanikolas talk about the special plants that do very well in most gardens in our region. She will show off her favorites and talk about why and how they work so well. From shrubs that need very little attention to perennials that, year after year, do not disappoint. Susan will also give you ideas for mixing and matching these plants based on sun exposure and space.



Raising Urban Chickens and Ducks

June, 11 am – noon
Chicken Enthusiast Rosalinde Czaja will talk about raising back yard chickens, including types of chickens, where to find them, what to consider before getting them, and basic set up. She will also touch on coop designs, fighting off predators, and adding other domestic fowl (like ducks!) to the mix.



Mushroom Farming and Foraging

Jake Harris, Mushroom Ambassador and Owner of Stone Soup Gardens will be talking about how to grow a variety of mushrooms in your own home garden and how to properly identify some delicious edibles when you are out in the woods. We look forward to sharing the joys of finding and eating fruiting fungus. This 1 hour survey course will be tailored to the needs of attendees and can cover mushroom ID, how to start mushrooms at home, and how to find safe edible mushrooms in the pacific NW.



Great Container Design

Learn how to put together a great container with a mix of evergreens and interchangeable supporting plants to create displays that last through the season, but can also be easily refreshed or retooled if your mood changes! Garden Coach, Plant Enthusiast, and Designer Susan Papanikolas will discuss plant combinations and variation as she demonstrates planting up a pot.



Ciscoe Morris Q&A and Book Signing – POSTPONED

May 31st, 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Local Garden Celebrity Ciscoe Morris will be at the Garden Store to take on some of your tough gardening questions and to sign his latest book, Oh, La La! Homegrown Stories, Helpful Tips, and Garden Wisdom which we will have for sale. Ciscoe can be heard weekly on 97.3 KIRO FM radio doling out garden advice, and he also appears on KING5’s New Day. We are so excited to have him at the store with his warm energy and vast knowledge.



The Organic Edible Garden in Summer

June TBA, 11 am – noon
Vegetable Garden Check in! Need some tips for growing more fruits and vegetables? In this class John Coghlan of HomeGrown Organics will provide helpful tips and guidance for growing and maintaining an edible garden over the summer and into fall.