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Seed Starting Workshop with with Greensgrow’s Farmer Katelyn

March 12, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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Registration Required. Do you want to grow varieties that you can never find in 6 packs? Want to eat pea shoots all day long? Grow them yourself with our help! Greensgrow’s Farmer Katelyn is going to get your season started off right in this hands-on workshop. Everyone will learn as they plant their own trays of pea shoots and veggie starts to take home. (We’ll have tomato and peppers seed varieties on hand for you to choose from.)

We will demonstrate how make paper pots at home and how to start a seed tray. Learn what to choose for your location, planning and planting timing, what kind of soil to use and why, soil temperature and watering for success. They will show you how to identify leaf sets and true leaves, when to transplant and how to harden off your starts. We’ll touch on nutrients, feeding, compost and vermiculture.

Everyone will get a handout of our planting calendar with recommended seed varieties for our region. We’ll have seeds and seed starting supplies for sale in the greenhouse to get you started. Don’t forget – you’ll need a way to transport your seed trays home! It can get hot in the greenhouse even in March, please bring a hat, sunscreen, and water.

Katelyn is the Lead Farmer at Greensgrow, heading into her second season as our farmer. She studied Environmental Science at Dickinson College, where she also got her start in sustainable farming at the college’s Organic farm. After a few seasons of farm apprenticeships, she decided to take the plunge and move into Philadelphia to navigate the world of urban farming. With six seasons of sustainable agriculture experience, she’s ready to share her knowledge of starting plants from seed (and keeping your veggie plants alive).

PLEASE NOTE: Cancellations within 72 hours of the start of class are nonrefundable or transferable. Workshop refunds and transfers requested earlier than 72 hours before the class start time will be charged a $5.00 processing fee.


March 12, 2016
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Greensgrow Farms
2501 E. Cumberland Street
Philadelphia, PA 19125 United States
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215.427.2780 x5