Help Us Grow

Our Monthly Workshops

THis year's workshops:
 2nd Sunday of EACH month FROM 2:30PM-4:00PM

For Upcoming Events info click here and also see our course calendar below.

As a resource and service to our Collective Gardening Network members, we provide monthly educational workshops. In each workshop, we strive to include the elements of our three pillars in our instruction. As such, each workshop includes elements of:

  • Growing - gardening instruction
  • Sharing - nutritional education, and
  • Eating - cooking together or enjoying a potluck

Through our monthly workshops, we are able to share valuable information by instructing community members how to grow their own produce, how to cook what they grow, and why they should eat what they grow by helping them learn about nutrition. At these workshops, we instruct, hold lively discussions, answer questions, and foster community connections as we share by learning to garden, cook, and eat together.

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2016 Course Calendar

Workshop #1 - Sunday February 28, 2016 at 2:30PM

  • Welcome and Orientation
  • Topic: It All Starts With the Soil + Good microbial life in your food, as well as introducing the Greenhouse Project

Workshop #2 - Sunday March 13, 2016 at 2:30PM

  • Topic: Preparations for Planting, Mulching, Watering, & Protecting New Seedlings (Principles of how to plant seeds/seedlings and orientation in the garden, principals of “Square Gardening”)

Workshop #3 - Sunday April 10, 2016 at 2:30PM

  • Topic: Composting

Workshop #4 - Sunday May 15, 2016 at 2:30PM

  • Topic: Managing Your Summer Garden, Integrated Pest management (IPM & Beneficial Insects) & Watering (Intro to Drip Irrigation Systems)
  • Nutrition Topic: Defining Some Food Terms--Whole Foods, Processed Foods, Refined Foods

Workshop #5 - Sunday June 12, 2016 at 2:30PM

  • Topic: Managing Your Summer Garden, IPM & Harvesting (How to harvest summer crops)
  • Nutrition Topic: Defining Sugar and Why It Is Not Good For You

Workshop #6 - Sunday July 10, 2016 at 2:30PM

  • Topic: Managing Your Summer Garden, IPM & Seed Saving (Principles of Seed Savings)
  • Nutrition Topic: The Facts About Fats--Good Fats vs Bad Fats

Workshop #7 - Sunday August 14, 2016 at 2:30PM

  • Topic: Managing Your Summer Garden, Preserving your Harvest (i.e. Principles of canning)

Workshop #8 - Sunday September 11, 2016 at 2:30PM

  • Topic: Soil Renovation & Preparations for Planting (Principles of crop rotation)

Workshop #9 - Sunday October 9, 2016 at 2:30PM

  • Topic: Managing your Winter garden and IPM

Workshop # 10 - Sunday November 13, 2016 at 2:30PM

  • Topic: Class Evaluations and Certificate of Completion ceremony

Interested in attending OR teaching at our Monthly Workshops? Contact info@collectiveroots.org.